Maesteg RFC

Maesteg RFC
Full name Maesteg Rugby Football Club
Founded 1877
Location Maesteg, Wales
Ground(s) Llynfi Road
Chairman David Morgan
League(s) WRU Division One West Central
2009-10 1st[1] (WRU Division Two West)
Team kit
Official website

Maesteg Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team from the town of Maesteg, South Wales. The club currently play in the Welsh Rugby Union Division One West and is a feeder club for the Ospreys.

Club history

Maesteg RFC was formed in 1877 in the Llynfi Valley, in the county of Glamorgan. They were county league champions 1912 to 1913. The 1949 team completed their season without losing a single game. In 1978 and 1979 they were the Whitbread league champions. In 1982 they played the Irish Wolfhounds, Crawshays RFC, Toronto Welsh RFC, German Federation and the New Zealand Māoris; they held the latter to a 10-10 draw. These games were thought at the time to be part of the centenary season of the club.[2] It was later discovered that this was untrue, as the centenary was five years earlier.

Maesteg were promoted to the Welsh Premier Division in 2005, but were relegated back to division one when they came bottom of the league in the 2007/08 season.

Notable former players

See also Category:Maesteg RFC players

The below players have represented Maesteg and have been capped at international level.

Club honours


  1. WRU official site
  2. Fields of Praise, The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881-1981, pp11 David Smith, Gareth Williams (1980)
  3. Maesteg claim SWALEC Plate, 8 May 2010

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