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Haydn Morgan
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Haydn Morgan (born 30 July 1936) was a Welsh international flanker who played club rugby for Abertillery. He was awarded twenty-seven caps for Wales and toured with Ronnie Dawson's 1959 and Arthur Smith's 1962 British Lions squads. Although a reliable and dynamic player with a heavy, but clean tackle, Morgan suffered at the hands of the selectors often dropped for players who never showed any international longevity.[2]

Morgan first played with Abertillery at the age of 18 at centre, but when called up for National Service he switched to wing-forward while playing for the army. On his return from the army he once again joined the ranks of Abertillery and came to prominence during the joint Abertillery/Ebbw Vale team that faced the touring Australians.
International matches played


Wales[6]

    England 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966
    France 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966
    Ireland 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966
    Scotland 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966
    Australia 1966
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"Sandy" Griffiths





Benjamin Mervyn ('Sandy') Griffiths (17 January 1909 21 January 1974), was a Welsh football referee from Abertillery, Monmouthshire. In his professional life he was a teacher.
He was the first Welshman to referee an international at Wembley, the first from his country to referee an FA Cup Final, and the only Welshman to appear in a World Cup final.
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H. Raymond "Ray" Price (c. 1924 - 1988 (aged 64)) was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and '50s who was regarded as one of the finest post-war Stand-offs in the sport.

Price was born in Blaina. At club level he played rugby union (RU) for Abertillery RFC, and at representative level he played rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, Other Nationalities, and Wales, and at club level for Belle Vue Rangers, Warrington, and St. Helens.




Ray Price won caps for Wales (RL) while at Belle Vue Rangers 19481953 6-caps, won caps for Other Nationalities (RL) while at Warrington in 1955 2-caps, and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Warrington in 1954 against Australia, and New Zealand (2 matches), in 1955 against New Zealand, in 1956 against Australia (3 matches), and in 1957 against France (2 matches).

Ray Price was selected for the Great Britain Squad while at Warrington for the 1957 Rugby League World Cup in Australia. However, Ray Price did not participate in any of the three matches.

Ray Price also represented Great Britain while at Belle Vue Rangers between 1952 and 1956 against France (1 non-Test match)

Ray Price played Stand-off/Five-eighth in Warrington's 4-4 draw with Halifax in the 1954 Challenge Cup final during the 195354 season at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 1 May 1954, and the 18-4 victory in the 1954 Challenge Cup final replay during the 195354 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Wednesday 5 May 1954 in front of a 102,569+ crowd.

Ray Price Stand-off/Five-eighth in Belle Vue Rangers' 7-10 defeat by Wigan in the 1947 Lancashire Cup final during the 194748 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 1 November 1947.

Ray Price is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.
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27th June 1874



Monmouthshire Cup Final - 12th September 1892 - Abertillery beat Chepstow by 7 wickets.

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Rhondda Leader - 16 January 1915




South Wales Gazette - 31 January 1941



South Wales Gazette dated - 31 July 1942

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South Wales Gazette dated Friday 14 September 1945

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Six Bells AFC possibly outside Arael Street Club and Institute

Back - Ron Jones, Graham Robbins.
Middle - Trevor Lewis, Joe Hayward, Cyril Cox, Bill Thomas, Stan Hemms, Terry Carey.
Front - Toddy Lentle, Jackie Powell, Lionel Parsons, Alan Hunt, Don Davies, Bill Hayward, Len Evans.

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Neuadd United AFC

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Billy Brain also played for Cwmtillery Celtic.
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Cwmtillery Excelsiors successful 1946 - 47 side.

Back Row - Len Sergeant, Jim Thomas, G. Jones, Ron Nicholls. Ivor Williams, Duncan Stevens, Billy Hughes, W. Jones (Trainer), Dumpy Thomas.
Front Row - Des Thomas, Jack Phillips, Charlie Thomas, George Portingale (Captain), Harold Hart, Albert Padfield, Bunner Jones.

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Abertillery Youth - District Cup Winners - 1975 - 76.

Left to Right - Robert Dawkins, Billy Lewis, Mike Coles, Clive Ellis, Dean Bryant, Martin Woodland, Topper Collier, Bob Norster, Clive Phipps, Stephen Turner, Stephen Herridge, Martin Sweet, Norman Pinocci, Roger Clarke, Stuart Wilcox.

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Billy Williams of Cwmtillery - article South Wales Gazette January 1946

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Rugby League at Abertillery Park, 1950.

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