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Past Players

Llanelli Warriors are a very young club but having such a short history allows the club to record it's significant players. This list is about players who have made a contribution to the Warriors and their exploits for the club rather than those who have made their name elsewhere. (Players who have represented the club and gone on to other honours are recorded in the History section)

Edward McVicar - Played in the club's 1st 5 seasons as prop, often alongside his friend Edwards Williams - earning themselves the nick name the Ed Monster. McVicar earnt himself a reputation as a physical player on the field but a gentleman off.


Andrew Russ - 6 years at the club played prop, lock, across the back row and as scrum half and centre. Over saw the club going full time as Secretary and Chairman. Offered a big physical presence on field and instrumental in the club's development off field.

Darel Watkins - 6 seasons and 30 apperances saw Darel set positional records as a prop. he continued to attend training sessions for many seasons afterwards and acted as a mentor at those sessions, assisting with coaching duties.

David Newson - After missing the 1st ever match, 'Dai Nusiance' made his debut off the bench in the rematch against the Gladiators as the club notched it's first ever victory. he played in the club's first 10 seasons without missing a game and became the first player to make 100 appearances.
All appearances were at No8 and he dominated try scoring to such an extent that the club honoured Top Point Scorers rather than try scorers at the end of season awards.
He took over Captaincy from fellow back row player Ray Millett and Captained for a record 4 seasons. He was regularly voted Players' Player Of The Year, was the 1st person to be named both Players' Player and Player Of The Year in the same season and the 1st player tor regain the Player Of The Year Award. He rounded off his season playing days with a Man Of The Match performance against South Auckland Kiwis, helping the Warriors complete an unbeaten tour of New Zealand.
Dai scored a club record 50 tries and also played for Burry Port RFC.

Having retired he remained involved with the club and was Chairman until his untimely passing in the summer of 2003

Edward Williams: One of the Originals, Edward's 7 seasons of playing set the club's early appearance record for hooker and front row. Often featuring in the front row with his friend Ed McVicar - the duo soon dubbed "The Ed Monster". He was the club's Top Points Scorer when they began presentations in their 3rd season and also Captained the club on their 1st ever tour to Teignmouth in Devon.
Off field was always friendly and positive and an excellent ambassador for the club.

Ray Millet: Ray was the club's 1st Captain and continued in that role for the 1st 3 seasons rarley missing a match in his 6 year career. He formed a formidable back row with Dai Newson although he also featured at lock. His ability on and off field helped establish the club; gaining respect and friendships that set the tone for those who followed.

David Spriggs: The late David Spriggs still holds the positional record for full back and most of the club's scoring records. Also featured for the Scarlets in Rupert Moon's testimonial where he took conversions. Served as coach before tragically passing away in his sleep.

Gary James: Although not definitely played his last match Gary James is definitely retired. The instigator of the club's formation, Gary recruited many of The Originals, arranged kit and organised things prior to the committee forming. Integral to many of the concepts that have since become club traditions. Gary served on many committees and helped arrange the club's 1st tour. He held positional records for both half back positions and played for 18 seasons. Retained his involvement after finishing with the club as the main liaison with Burry Port RFC, establishing the Origin Cup and advising on the Warriors move to Burry Port.

Chris Bonar: set new records for prop and extended Ed Williams record for front row appearances. Was club's 1st ever star of tour and was a popular member of many trips. Played his last match at Cefneithin where he had often played alongside his brothers Anthony and Jonathan.

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