Introduction

LAUGHARNE RFC

The village of Laugharne is known throughout the literary world as the home of Dylan Thomas. Laugharne RFC is renown through the rugby world for the enterprising play of its back and the stern test afforded by its forwards to any team.


The club has always offered its visitors a very warm welcome on the field and magnificent hospitality off the field. Although in recent years the Club has not enjoyed the success the talent it has produced suggests it should enjoy, it has always played with passion.

Players nurtured at Laugharne have gone to other Clubs to hone their talents. The classic example being Gary Pearce whose totalling skills were developed at home in Laugharne before flourishing with Bridgend RFC, Llanelli RFC and Wales. He was a fine Ambassador for Laugharne RFC. It is a testimony to the Club that players who have tested rugby with the larger Clubs are anxious to end their playing days back home in Laugharne, contributing to the development of the Club.

The club has great spirit which has carried it througone hundred memorable years. On behalf of the Welsh Rugby Union its is my honour to congratulate Laugharne RFC on attaining its Centenary and wish the Club every success in the forthcoming celebratory season.

Extracts from Laugharne RFC Centenary Book 1993

Word of Vernon Pugh, QC

Chairman, WRU General Committee 1993