Dowlais RFC

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Dowlais RFC
Full name Dowlais Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s) 1st XV Dragons 2nd XV Knights
Founded 1975
Location Dowlais, Wales
Ground(s) Klondyke
Chairman David Harris
President Glyn Llewellyn
Coach(es) Robert Downes, Jamie Cross, Kristian Owen, John Reynolds & Mike Prosser
Captain(s) 1st XV (Dragons) Daniel Snape, 2nd XV (Knights) Rhys Harris
League(s) WRU Division One East Central
2016/17 5th[1]
Team kit
Official website

Dowlais Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union club based in Dowlais near Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. The club is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Cardiff Blues.[2]

Although a Dowlais rugby club existed in the late 19th century, formed by workers of the local Victorian ironworks, the modern team is not affiliated to this older side. Dowlais RFC was formed in 1975 by Sid Hill, who had also formed youth teams in Cefn Coed and Merthyr. The team originally joined the Rhondda & East Glamorgan District Union, but in 2001 became members of the Welsh Rugby Union and were placed in Division Seven Central. The club currently fields a First XV, Second XV Youth XV and has a Mini & Junior Rugby Section.

Club honours


  1. ^ WRU official site Archived 2009-05-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ BBC News (2004-07-08). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 2008-06-15.

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