Neath Cap Off Great Season with WRU Cup

May 6, 1989

Neath defeated Llanelli 14-13 to take the Welsh Rugby Union Cup title on this day in rugby history in 1989.  The silverware capped off a great season for the club sometimes called the ‘Welsh All Blacks’ due to their black strips.

The match saw six lead changes with Neath taking the only one that mattered when the final whistle blew.

The game capped a season that saw two world records set with the team scoring 1,917 points and 345 tries in 50 games while Mark Jones scored 25 tries, a new record for a forward.

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