South Wales RL
Goodbye South Wales, hello West Wales Raiders!
By Rogero
September 18 2017

South Wales played their last game on Saturday 16th September at Coventry Bears. The result was a 58 - 16 defeat. The following summarises some of the highs and lows since the club played it's first competitive match on 28th February 2010 at Neath in a win over Workington in front of 566 fans at the Gnoll. The complete results are being retained on this site as a permanent record of the club's participation in the RFL and the associated cup competitions. From 2018 the West Wales Raiders will fly the flag from Stebonheath in Llanelli as a new chapter begins. GOOD LUCK TO ALL CONCERNED.

The following are some statistical highlights from 8 seasons of South Wales Scorpions / Ironmen.

Played 178 first class matches - league, play-off, challenge cup, northern rail cup, league cup, league shield matches.

Won 34

Drawn 2

Lost 142

Largest victory 70 - 16 v Newcastle Thunder - 11th July 2010

Largest defeat  6 - 94  at Swinton - 13th September 2015

Highest home attendance 1025 v North Wales Crusaders at Cardiff Arms Park 10th May 2015.

Highest away attendance  1562 at North Wales Crusaders - The Racecourse Wrexham 1st September 2013.

Lowest home attendance 115 v Oxford at Merthyr Tydfil 26th February 2017

Lowest away attendance 65 at Oxford 20th August 2017.

The highest crowd at each "home" ground are:

907 at Neath v London Skolars 24/6/2012

462 at Merthyr v Toronto  10/6/2017

458 at Maesteg v Oldham 2/3/2014

410 at Caerphilly v Oxford 21/08/2016

363 at Mountain Ash v Hunslet 7/09/2014

289 at Llanelli v North Wales Crusaders 9/09/2017

255 at Blackwood v Hunslet  11/5/2014



Errors and omissions excepted.