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Topic: Scarlet folk hero XV
Posted By: 157cb
Subject: Scarlet folk hero XV
Date Posted: 18 April 2020 at 6:11pm

  I have picked my all time SCARLETS folk hero XV,players who had a great rapport with the fans .

  15,Sanjay
  14,Daf James.
  13,Foxy
  12,Grav
  11,Finau
  10,Benny 
  9,Rupert 
  1,Maddern
  2,Ken 
  3,Samson
  4,Dai Hodges 
  5,(The riot),Chris Wyatt
  6,Tom(the bomb)David
  8,Uzair
  7,(Boomer) Gary Jones 




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Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 18 April 2020 at 6:21pm
Tommy David was immense- we were never the same after he went to Pontypridd.  Some great names also that would have graced any European cup winning teams as well


Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 18 April 2020 at 6:31pm
Forgot to add that Dai hodges was a terrific addition and played with total commitment - hell of a player 


Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 18 April 2020 at 6:35pm
Crazy Legs
Laurence Delaney
Mark Perego
Rupert Moon
Andy Hill
Johnny Griff


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Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 18 April 2020 at 6:36pm
Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:


  I have picked my all time SCARLETS folk hero XV,players who had a great rapport with the fans .

  15,Sanjay
  14,Daf James.
  13,Foxy
  12,Grav
  11,Finau
  10,Benny 
  9,Rupert 
  1,Maddern
  2,Ken 
  3,Samson
  4,Dai Hodges 
  5,(The riot),Chris Wyatt
  6,Tom(the bomb)David
  8,Uzair
  7,(Boomer) Gary Jones 

  probably should have had the Mighty Q in there ,as well as Stevo,John davies,Tulip and Cubby ,but so tough .


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 18 April 2020 at 6:52pm
Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:


  I have picked my all time SCARLETS folk hero XV,players who had a great rapport with the fans .

  15,Sanjay
  14,Daf James.
  13,Foxy
  12,Grav
  11,Finau
  10,Benny 
  9,Rupert 
  1,Maddern
  2,Ken 
  3,Samson
  4,Dai Hodges 
  5,(The riot),Chris Wyatt
  6,Tom(the bomb)David
  8,Uzair
  7,(Boomer) Gary Jones 

  probably should have had the Mighty Q in there ,as well as Stevo,John davies,Tulip and Cubby ,but so tough .
Uzair over Scott Quinnell? I am impressed, Mark.

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Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 18 April 2020 at 7:19pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:



  I have picked my all time SCARLETS folk hero XV,players who had a great rapport with the fans .

  15,Sanjay
  14,Daf James.
  13,Foxy
  12,Grav
  11,Finau
  10,Benny 
  9,Rupert 
  1,Maddern
  2,Ken 
  3,Samson
  4,Dai Hodges 
  5,(The riot),Chris Wyatt
  6,Tom(the bomb)David
  8,Uzair
  7,(Boomer) Gary Jones 

  probably should have had the Mighty Q in there ,as well as Stevo,John davies,Tulip and Cubby ,but so tough .
Uzair over Scott Quinnell? I am impressed, Mark.


In fairness to Uzair, having followed the Scarlets for 50 odd years the man is out on is own with regards interacting with our amazing supporters .


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 18 April 2020 at 8:16pm
Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:



  I have picked my all time SCARLETS folk hero XV,players who had a great rapport with the fans .

  15,Sanjay
  14,Daf James.
  13,Foxy
  12,Grav
  11,Finau
  10,Benny 
  9,Rupert 
  1,Maddern
  2,Ken 
  3,Samson
  4,Dai Hodges 
  5,(The riot),Chris Wyatt
  6,Tom(the bomb)David
  8,Uzair
  7,(Boomer) Gary Jones 

  probably should have had the Mighty Q in there ,as well as Stevo,John davies,Tulip and Cubby ,but so tough .
Uzair over Scott Quinnell? I am impressed, Mark.


In fairness to Uzair, having followed the Scarlets for 50 odd years the man is out on is own with regards interacting with our amazing supporters .
Thanks Mark.

That’s huge praise and I’m not surprised, either.


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Posted By: multinational
Date Posted: 18 April 2020 at 9:50pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:



  I have picked my all time SCARLETS folk hero XV,players who had a great rapport with the fans .

  15,Sanjay
  14,Daf James.
  13,Foxy
  12,Grav
  11,Finau
  10,Benny 
  9,Rupert 
  1,Maddern
  2,Ken 
  3,Samson
  4,Dai Hodges 
  5,(The riot),Chris Wyatt
  6,Tom(the bomb)David
  8,Uzair
  7,(Boomer) Gary Jones 

  probably should have had the Mighty Q in there ,as well as Stevo,John davies,Tulip and Cubby ,but so tough .
Uzair over Scott Quinnell? I am impressed, Mark.


In fairness to Uzair, having followed the Scarlets for 50 odd years the man is out on is own with regards interacting with our amazing supporters .
Thanks Mark.

That’s huge praise and I’m not surprised, either.

Foxy over king?? Never LOL


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Posted By: Legendinmybathroom
Date Posted: 18 April 2020 at 10:42pm
I would have to put
15 Sanjay
14 Ieuan
13 king
12 Nigel
11 Lamont
10 Stevo
9 Moonie
1 Madden
2 Dai Fox
3 J Davies
4 Hodges
5 Wyatt
6 Boomer
7 Pegs
8 mighty Quinn
With a bench made up of:
Tulip, Ken, JB, Cassiem, crazy legs, Beirne, Dafydd James, Jonny Griff and Jonathan Davies.


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 18 April 2020 at 11:30pm
Ian jones 15 liam wing lamont out grav in nigel out otherwise spot on


Posted By: Legendinmybathroom
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 9:02am
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Ian jones 15 liam wing lamont out grav in nigel out otherwise spot on
Fair point, how on earth did I forget spaceman, the greatest individual try ever seen in a cup final puts him in the 15 spot on it’s own.
Yes, move Sanjay to wing and slot spaceman to fullback.


Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 11:11am

  Spaceman was in my thinking, but Sanjay, Daf and Finau just pipped him. Regan obviously very unlucky  to miss out. 


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 11:19am
Perego has to be somewhere in the 15. I doubt he'd care much which shirt it was!


Posted By: PE SA
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 11:34am
Scott Quinnell first name on the team sheet for me, not only got the stadium behind him and the team, but the town. The way he still is towards the Scarlets as well. 

Mark Perego, Salesi Finau, Dai Hodges. All guaranteed a spot with me as well. Deacon Manu worth a mention.




Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 12:32pm
I know its a bit off piste but I watched a rerun of Delme's S4C 70 year tribute last night. Great story and such a modest guy. A question for those great historians on here 157, Dic etc. Has there ever been a village with such a Lions return as Bancyfelin. 3 Lions with a population of 3-400. 


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 12:35pm
Gorseinon has a few not sure of population?


Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 1:29pm
Delme is so modest and a wonderful capt for Llanelli.  The measure of how good he was - playing out of position in a test in 66 for lions v nz at prop and getting huge reviews by nz.  Returned in 71 and was immense 


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 1:33pm
Originally posted by stradeyscarlet72 stradeyscarlet72 wrote:

Delme is so modest and a wonderful capt for Llanelli.  The measure of how good he was - playing out of position in a test in 66 for lions v nz at prop and getting huge reviews by nz.  Returned in 71 and was immense 

Spot on his speech to the players before our epic victory in 1972 was, well what can I say. I choke up every time I hear it. Telling the players he would gladly swap all his Welsh & Lions caps for a Llanelli win was stuff of legend and the tears filling the dressing room showed what he and Llanelli meant to everyone involved. Gwyn Ashby, who wasn't even playing, looked as if he was ready to go to war.LOL


Posted By: ap sior
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 1:45pm
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Gorseinon has a few not sure of population?


The population of the Gorseinon town council area in the 2011 Census is 8,693. However, the  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_for_National_Statistics" rel="nofollow - ONS  defines an area called the Gorseinon Urban Area which comprises all of the continuous built up area in and around Gorseinon. This area includes Gorseinon,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loughor" rel="nofollow - Loughor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Village,_Swansea" rel="nofollow - Garden Village  and Penllergaer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorseinon#cite_note-2" rel="nofollow - [2]  and has a population of 20,581.

Taken from Wikipedia.

To equal Bancyfelin on a like for like population wise, Gorseinon town area needs to have produced 60 Lions, if you include the outlying areas it's 150.


Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 1:50pm

  Bancyfelin does takes some beating to produce three British Lions, for such a tiny village is tremendous!!! 


Posted By: PE SA
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 1:55pm
Don't forget an Olympic silver medalist for bancyfelin as well. 


Posted By: scarletnut
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 2:10pm
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

I know its a bit off piste but I watched a rerun of Delme's S4C 70 year tribute last night. Great story and such a modest guy. A question for those great historians on here 157, Dic etc. Has there ever been a village with such a Lions return as Bancyfelin. 3 Lions with a population of 3-400. 
Maesteg?

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Posted By: LLANDRE
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 2:52pm
Maesteg is a town. 

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Posted By: Dic Penderyn
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 2:57pm
I think Cefneithin worth a mention here for producing Carwyn James and Barry John:both had an immeasurable influence on the game,and no Lions party has won a series in New Zealand since 1971.


Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 3:32pm

 Pencoed with Howley, Henson and Alfie? 


Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 3:37pm
And a certain Scott Gibbs 


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 4:09pm
Originally posted by ap sior ap sior wrote:

Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Gorseinon has a few not sure of population?


The population of the Gorseinon town council area in the 2011 Census is 8,693. However, the  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_for_National_Statistics" rel="nofollow - ONS  defines an area called the Gorseinon Urban Area which comprises all of the continuous built up area in and around Gorseinon. This area includes Gorseinon,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loughor" rel="nofollow - Loughor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Village,_Swansea" rel="nofollow - Garden Village  and Penllergaer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorseinon#cite_note-2" rel="nofollow - [2]  and has a population of 20,581.

Taken from Wikipedia.

To equal Bancyfelin on a like for like population wise, Gorseinon town area needs to have produced 60 Lions, if you include the outlying areas it's 150.
if you include the outlying areas of anywhere it goes up lol. Gorseinon has under 9000 people that’s all . 👍😂


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 4:11pm
Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:


  Bancyfelin does takes some beating to produce three British Lions, for such a tiny village is tremendous!!! 
trebanos smaller has two and a england cricketer and another welsh captain


Posted By: ap sior
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 4:15pm
Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:


  Bancyfelin does takes some beating to produce three British Lions, for such a tiny village is tremendous!!! 

There was a joke going around during the 2013 Lions tour to Australia, that Bancyfelin had more players in the 23 man Test squad than Scotland.


Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 4:43pm
The Scottish fans still go on about that and their continued token selections 


Posted By: Maple
Date Posted: 19 April 2020 at 6:23pm
Paul Ringer?

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Posted By: mark in sydney
Date Posted: 22 April 2020 at 10:30am
depends what era you were brought up in ... fortunately for me I was a kid watching the late 60s and then the 70s teams so happy that Delme and Andy Hill were mentioned but we could add Selwyn Williams and  2 hookers ...Roy shanto Thomas  and Norman Gale 

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Posted By: Why
Date Posted: 22 April 2020 at 2:56pm
Phil May 

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Posted By: Mike
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 11:50am
Whatever happened to Ian 'Spaceman' Jones?
For a couple of years he was like Serge Blanco 2.0. Amazing attacking fullback with incredible flair.


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Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 12:18pm
Sadly he was hit by injuries and appeared to lose interest . He went to Cardiff and then neath. He went off the playing radar - a tremendous shame as he was - we all know so immensely talented. Wing or full back he was outstanding. To us older fans - when we look at uncapped three quarters , Andy hill and Ian Jones stand out by a mile 


Posted By: LLANDRE
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 12:38pm
I've seen him in the Parc in a game Mike. If my memory serves me right he left his boots behind for one of the cup finals and someone had to drive up with his boots to Cardiff. Ian was a piano player too.

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Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 12:57pm
lol 😂. It wouldn’t surprise me - he was one hell of a player bearing in mind that when he scored that wonder try in the 91 cup final , he was only 19/20 yrs of age. In the treble season , his turn of pace was something else - probably the quickest off the mark since Gareth Edwards 


Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 1:17pm
Originally posted by stradeyscarlet72 stradeyscarlet72 wrote:

lol 😂. It wouldn’t surprise me - he was one hell of a player bearing in mind that when he scored that wonder try in the 91 cup final , he was only 19/20 yrs of age. In the treble season , his turn of pace was something else - probably the quickest off the mark since Gareth Edwards 


Spaceman is a good friend of my buddy. Last I heard he was a teacher in the Abergavenny area, where he is from.


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Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 1:19pm
Thanks for the update - nice to hear that he’s doing well. An extremely gifted and exciting player 👍👍


Posted By: ladram
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 1:32pm
Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Originally posted by stradeyscarlet72 stradeyscarlet72 wrote:

lol 😂. It wouldn’t surprise me - he was one hell of a player bearing in mind that when he scored that wonder try in the 91 cup final , he was only 19/20 yrs of age. In the treble season , his turn of pace was something else - probably the quickest off the mark since Gareth Edwards 


Spaceman is a good friend of my buddy. Last I heard he was a teacher in the Abergavenny area, where he is from.
Llandeilo I believe


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Posted By: ladram
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 1:33pm
Originally posted by stradeyscarlet72 stradeyscarlet72 wrote:

Sadly he was hit by injuries and appeared to lose interest . He went to Cardiff and then neath. He went off the playing radar - a tremendous shame as he was - we all know so immensely talented. Wing or full back he was outstanding. To us older fans - when we look at uncapped three quarters , Andy hill and Ian Jones stand out by a mile 
didn't he get picked for wales summer tour after ponty cup final?

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Posted By: Mogwen
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 1:36pm
I played agsinst him once whilst he played for Llandeilo 2nds. Thats going back a good few years. Still was quick even though he put a few pounds on.

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Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 2:14pm
Yes he did but got injured


Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 2:41pm
Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Originally posted by stradeyscarlet72 stradeyscarlet72 wrote:

lol 😂. It wouldn’t surprise me - he was one hell of a player bearing in mind that when he scored that wonder try in the 91 cup final , he was only 19/20 yrs of age. In the treble season , his turn of pace was something else - probably the quickest off the mark since Gareth Edwards 


Spaceman is a good friend of my buddy. Last I heard he was a teacher in the Abergavenny area, where he is from.
Llandeilo I believe

I know he went to comprehensive school in Abergavenny, because he is my mate's school friend. I was watching him message back and fore on facebook with my pal about 7-8 years ago. I'll ask him for the latest.


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Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 2:42pm
Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:

I've seen him in the Parc in a game Mike. If my memory serves me right he left his boots behind for one of the cup finals and someone had to drive up with his boots to Cardiff. Ian was a piano player too.

Ah yes. Didnt he do a segment on Scrum V playing a grand piano outdoors wearing tails?


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Posted By: Legendinmybathroom
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 2:50pm
Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:

I've seen him in the Parc in a game Mike. If my memory serves me right he left his boots behind for one of the cup finals and someone had to drive up with his boots to Cardiff. Ian was a piano player too.

Ah yes. Didnt he do a segment on Scrum V playing a grand piano outdoors wearing tails?

Yes, I remember that piece too, a classical piece if a remember.


Posted By: Maple
Date Posted: 26 April 2020 at 8:50am
What about Ieuan Evans, J.J. Williams,  Roy Bergiers and Paul Ringer.

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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 26 April 2020 at 3:55pm
Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Crazy Legs
Laurence Delaney
Mark Perego
Rupert Moon
Andy Hill
Johnny Griff

Theyd all be in my folk hero team

Delaney alongside john davies you wont find 2 bigger folk heroes than that

Perego. After the axe wielding , waterfull leaping sea golfing, hugs not drugs campaign, he was named oddball...It was said he was so fit that straight after a match hed go for a 5 mile run. Biggets tackler weve ever produced.

Moon well what can one say, gave everything heart and soul won everything and scored a bucketload of tries too..I think it was 80 odd.I saw his last match when he replaced the replacement for the scrum half standing ovationClap

Andy hill imo the biggest most forgotten scarlet legend of them all, scored an insane 300+ tries mosre points than anyone, including stephen jones and benny if you index link his points, yet ive never even seen him interviewed bar 10 second clip on llanelli rfc history

johnny griff. an immense scrum half. Pretty much won us the 85 cup final was also immense in 88 and 89 cup finals and part of the best scarlets team i ever saw in 1988. he was an immense attacking threat and a wonderful tackler. league bought him out with jiffy and they got his best years. delighted to see him return for ieuans testimonial and make a great tackle on the awesome jonah lomuBig smile



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Posted By: LLANDRE
Date Posted: 26 April 2020 at 6:13pm
Over the years we've had a few crowd favourites. They don't necessarily have to be the best players. I  always had a soft spot for Dai Fox and Simon Davies

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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 26 April 2020 at 6:30pm
Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:

Over the years we've had a few crowd favourites. They don't necessarily have to be the best players. I  always had a soft spot for Dai Fox and Simon Davies

Great players. Tell you what huw williams the full back in scarlet fever triple season is another unsung hero, he barely put a foot wrong all season.


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Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 26 April 2020 at 7:43pm
Huw Williams was so under rated.  He was excellent v Australia in 92 but rarely gets a mention.  He went back to gorseinon I believe and played a few games for aberavon 


Posted By: ap sior
Date Posted: 26 April 2020 at 7:50pm
Originally posted by stradeyscarlet72 stradeyscarlet72 wrote:

Huw Williams was so under rated.  He was excellent v Australia in 92 but rarely gets a mention.  He went back to gorseinon I believe and played a few games for aberavon 

I thought he went back to Morriston from whence he came ? 

I believe that Vernon Richards and Gareth Jenkins had a chance meeting and GJ mentioned that he was looking for an OH. Vernon then sent Huw down for a trial, and it grew form there.


Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 26 April 2020 at 8:25pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Crazy Legs
Laurence Delaney
Mark Perego
Rupert Moon
Andy Hill
Johnny Griff

Theyd all be in my folk hero team

Delaney alongside john davies you wont find 2 bigger folk heroes than that

Perego. After the axe wielding , waterfull leaping sea golfing, hugs not drugs campaign, he was named oddball...It was said he was so fit that straight after a match hed go for a 5 mile run. Biggets tackler weve ever produced.

Moon well what can one say, gave everything heart and soul won everything and scored a bucketload of tries too..I think it was 80 odd.I saw his last match when he replaced the replacement for the scrum half standing ovationClap

Andy hill imo the biggest most forgotten scarlet legend of them all, scored an insane 300+ tries mosre points than anyone, including stephen jones and benny if you index link his points, yet ive never even seen him interviewed bar 10 second clip on llanelli rfc history

johnny griff. an immense scrum half. Pretty much won us the 85 cup final was also immense in 88 and 89 cup finals and part of the best scarlets team i ever saw in 1988. he was an immense attacking threat and a wonderful tackler. league bought him out with jiffy and they got his best years. delighted to see him return for ieuans testimonial and make a great tackle on the awesome jonah lomuBig smile


As a young kid growing up in Llanelli in the 70s and heading down to my beloved Stradey my 3 favourite players in order were Phil Bennett, Andy Hill and Selwyn Williams.

My favourite team would be something like this:
15 Liam Williams
14 Salesi Finau
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Ray Gravell
11 Andy Hill
10 Phil Bennett
9 Johnny Griffiths
8 Scott Quinnell
7 James Davies
6 Dafydd Jones
5 Tadgh Beirne
4 Chris Wyatt
3 John Davies
2 Andrew Lamerton
1 Martyn Madden

And I was at the Ieuan Evans testimonial too.


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Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 26 April 2020 at 9:15pm
Could well have been Morriston. I wasn’t 100% sure but I knew it was just over the border in jackland 


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 19 May 2020 at 1:38pm
Prego and Spaceman...have to be there 

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Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 19 May 2020 at 2:59pm
Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Prego and Spaceman...have to be there 
 
smellymike should be in there underrated hero of this forum!


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 19 May 2020 at 4:28pm
I ONLY SELECT FROM 1970 Onwards Im certain theres a load of folkk heroes like rh williams , albert jenkins, terry price and many more before that 

  15,Sanjay ANDY HILL
  14,Daf James.
  13,Foxy
  12,Grav
  11,Finau SANJAY
  10,Benny 
  9,Rupert 
  1,Maddern JOHN DAVIES
  2,Ken - SHUNTER
  3,Samson - DELANEY
  4,Dai Hodges PHIL MAY
  5,(The riot),Chris Wyatt - DELME
  6,Tom(the bomb)David- HODGES
  8,Uzair 
  7,(Boomer) Gary Jones - PEREGO




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Posted By: Maple
Date Posted: 20 May 2020 at 10:12am
Liam
J.J.
Grav
John
IeuiS
Grav
Benny
Peel





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Posted By: Superscarlet
Date Posted: 20 May 2020 at 11:47pm
No 8 - has to be Scott Quinnell for me at all times


Posted By: Maple
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 9:25am
Surely Scotty Q at number 8, not Uzair.

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Posted By: Maple
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 9:32am
You can't get much smaller than Five Roads, birth place of the Quinnel dunasty.

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Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 9:48am

  So many Folk heroes! The mighty Q and Cassiem should both be in back row.


Posted By: Maple
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 10:21am
You want a folk hero? Look no further Mr Paul Ringer.

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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 12:19pm
emyr tarw lewis also one hell of a flanker

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Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 2:20pm
ill throw mine in
 
madden dai fox iestyn Thomas
wyatt beirne
perego Gary jones SQ
 
Jonny Griff Jiffy
 
carwyn (rip) simon davies nigel davies ieuan ian jones


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 4:51pm
Ieuan is our greatest ever winger imo the only reason I didnt pick him is because I figured this was a team of folk hero mavericks, the carmarthen cowboy always seemed very straight laced to me, compared to the larger than life personas of grav, jim scarlet , perego and co lol

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Posted By: Dic Penderyn
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 5:15pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Ieuan is our greatest ever winger imo the only reason I didnt pick him is because I figured this was a team of folk hero mavericks, the carmarthen cowboy always seemed very straight laced to me, compared to the larger than life personas of grav, jim scarlet , perego and co lol

StrIaight-laced?You can't have seen him in the Moonraker,then...


Posted By: henry_winkler
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 7:09pm
Whitchurch and in particular Whitchurch high
Have produced
 Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton and Geraint Thomas probably rivals Bancyfelin for diversity.




Posted By: LLANDRE
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 7:18pm
Geraint Thomas father is from Bancyfelin.

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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 9:49pm
Originally posted by Dic Penderyn Dic Penderyn wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Ieuan is our greatest ever winger imo the only reason I didnt pick him is because I figured this was a team of folk hero mavericks, the carmarthen cowboy always seemed very straight laced to me, compared to the larger than life personas of grav, jim scarlet , perego and co lol

StrIaight-laced?You can't have seen him in the Moonraker,then...
yes and baileys lolLOL


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Posted By: henry_winkler
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 10:50pm
Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:

Geraint Thomas father is from Bancyfelin.

Now then!! That can't be a coincidence!!!


Posted By: Bys Meri Ann
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 10:57pm
Everyone's got their definition of folk hero, but Phil May and Laurence Delaney would be in my XV anyway - both had over 500 appearances for Llanelli in 3 different decades. I'd swear Phil May played until he was 60.


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 11:07pm
Just been reading up on Foel, that village hasnt done bad for famous people either ....keith allen.... ...brian trubshaw first concorde pilot..huw edwards..fatcat ironmonger alexander raby..rugby stars ...roy mathias...stu gallacher...brian butler..elvet jones..harry watkins..colin stephens..dai nicholas...and the one and only phil bennett on top of the hillTongue England cricketers jeff jones and son simon around the corner in dafen...Theres also the Davies brothers who invented the 1st ever spare tyres for london cabs, Dai greene commonwealth champion, famous painter james innes, mrs evans who invented the jack daniels recipe, singer dorothy squires, snooker champ Terry griff, also most importantly the john family that gave us the first ever tinned beer in europe courtesy of foel ales, then buckleys soon followedThumbs Up movie star rachel roberts born round the corner in penyfan church... Oh and scarlets number one fan, lewis lewi jonesSmile

Im sure you can think of more...




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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 21 May 2020 at 11:18pm
Originally posted by Bys Meri Ann Bys Meri Ann wrote:

Everyone's got their definition of folk hero, but Phil May and Laurence Delaney would be in my XV anyway - both had over 500 appearances for Llanelli in 3 different decades. I'd swear Phil May played until he was 60.

Yes indeed thats a crazy amount of games, he taught me history for a while , we were too scared to ask him about rugby history lol
few other under rated folk heros
hefin jenkins 400 odd games
simon davies 100+ tries
the boobyer brothers
russell cornelius
peter morgan etc



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Posted By: totallybiasedscarlet
Date Posted: 22 May 2020 at 12:00am
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by Dic Penderyn Dic Penderyn wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Ieuan is our greatest ever winger imo the only reason I didnt pick him is because I figured this was a team of folk hero mavericks, the carmarthen cowboy always seemed very straight laced to me, compared to the larger than life personas of grav, jim scarlet , perego and co lol

StrIaight-laced?You can't have seen him in the Moonraker,then...
yes and baileys lolLOL


Dear grud, Sh*tscraper and Baileys. I shudder at the memories LOL


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