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South Wales Scorpions / Ironmen complete record.
For the sake of history and for those interested - please see below the complete list of first class fixtures for South Wales RL in their guises as the Scorpions and the Ironmen. The list shows results in chronological order, highlights the home ground played on, gives the attendance and the competition played in. The West Wales Raiders take over the name and all games will be played at Stebonheath Park from 2018 onwards.
Goodbye South Wales, hello West Wales Raiders!
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.
Three games left...
South Wales Ironmen have three games left in 2017 and at the end of the season a new chapter begins. Hunslet (away) then North Wales Crusaders (home) and finally Coventry (away) will bring the curtain down on "South Wales" playing in the top divisions of the RFL. From 2018 it will be West Wales Raiders. As the season draws to a close the prospect of a Welsh derby is one to savour. So Saturday 9th September at 3pm should be duly noted in the diary!
2017 Results and Fixtures - updated - 21/08/2017
The complete Rugby League 2017 season - results and fixtures for the South Wales Ironmen RLFC. The club played all their home games at The Wern in Merthyr Tydfil until the end of the "regular" season. The league one shield fixtures will be played at Stebonheath Park in Llanelli following the club's takeover by West Wales Raiders. This page will be kept up to date with results from all competitive fixtures throughout the season with details of up and coming matches. Supporters are reminded to check the club's official website www.ironmenrl.wales or their social media feeds (facebook and twitter) for up to date ticket information / deals plus confirmation of kick off times and dates which may change. The club achieved a first on Sunday 21st when they drew a game for the first time in their league history!
Winning start at Llanelli as rivals impressively beaten
Life at Llanelli for professional rugby league got off a surprisingly strong start, as the soon-to-be-rebadged South Wales Ironmen claimed a 28-20 victory over Gloucestershire All Golds.
7 games left as South Wales then its West Wales Raiders.
I startred this website when the Celtic Crusaders were the only professional team in Wales and playing top flight clubs week in / week out. I have kept it going over the past few years despite the changing face of the internet and the rise and rise of Twitter and Facebook. The message board has been very busy or deathly quiet in equal measure but apart fro the odd isolated issue I have allowed it to run as the longest standing and only fully independent website for fans. I like many others want the game in Wales to thrive and hope that we can get a Super League team back based in the Principality before too long.
Llanelli move, club takeover and new name.
The following was released and published last night by the WRL. "South Wales Ironmen Rugby League Club have new owners after the Rugby Football League approved a takeover by Andrew Thorne, the owner of West Wales Raiders RLFC, along with the board of the WRL Premier League club. The new ownership means that the club will move to Llanelli’s Stebonheath Park with immediate effect and will play three games in the Kingstone Press League 1 Shield at the stadium before playing there permanently from the start of the 2018 Season under the West Wales Raiders name."
Heavy home defeat by Doncaster in the sunshine at Merthyr.
The South Wales Ironmen were comprehensively outplayed on Sunday afternoon by Doncaster, who, despite playing their third game in eight days, were too strong for the home team. The final score was 70 - 12 to the visitors from Yorkshire. The Ironmen scores a converted try in each half with Luke Nelmes and Connor Farrer on the scoresheet. Morgan Punchard added the extras to grab four more points for the team. The club have one more game in the regular season before the league splits and they will compete in the League One shield against clubs who finished in the bottom half of the table. The results to date for the 2017 season.....
Complete list of league and cup results 2010 - to date
It's a difficult task these days finding results from previous seasons, so the following my prove to be a good reference point now and in the future. I will keep it updated and corrected should any errors and omissions be highlighted. I have tried to keep a consistent approach throught so we are known as South Wales and Newcastle are always Newcastle not Gateshead etc - although I may tweak this as time goes on.
Ironmen record their first win of the season!
In the blistering heat and in a long match due to stoppages, the South Wales Ironmen claimed a morale boosting and hard fought victory over Coventry at The Wern on Sunday afternoon. In a game which flowed from end to end and which seemed to have been lost at the end, victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat in the last minutes to put a win in the 2017 results list.
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