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St Helens - Swansea RFC

Made famous as a venue for many sporting occasions

St Helens
St Helens unveiling
St Helens
St Helens unveiling

Location for the plaque: Bryn Road, on an external wall beside entrance to the clubhouse.

This was the 11th blue plaque and was unveiled on Thursday October 1st.

The St. Helens ground, which first opened in 1873 has been the venue for some of the most memorable rugby victories in the game's history in Wales.

Swansea was the first club side to defeat Australia (1908), South Africa (1912) and New Zealand (1935). More recently Swansea RFC beat the (then) world champions Australia 21 - 6 in front of a crowd of 10,150 in 1992.

St. Helens was also the venue for the first home international in Wales, on 16th December, 1882 against England. Wales lost 0 -10 this was only the second meeting between the two sides.

This must be among the most attractive grounds in the UK on which rugby is played with its unique seafront location and a sandy beach a few dozen yards from the playing surface. 

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