Goodbye South Wales, hello West Wales Raiders!
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.
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.pqs: qs:
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