Cardiff was the destination in November 1999 when Treherbert 2nd XV played host to the tour party. By popular demand the "Social XV" travelled under the name of the "Blue Sox XV". Hoping for a first away win it wasn’t to be but the tourists gave a good account of themselves both on and off the pitch and certainly enjoyed the hospitality of the Treherbert club and the people of Cardiff.
The usual tour Court was convened in very unconventional circumstances. The Judge was His Honour Pete McQuaid.
The tourists were; James Boone, Timo Brown, Paul Cairns, Brian Clinghan, Kris Eadie, Davy Edwards, Michael Ewbanks, Stevie Gilmore, Sandy Heak, Austin Hewitson, Oliver Howe, Andy Jelly, Gareth Jelly, Wayne Kerrigan, Mark Lewis, Johnny Maxwell, Alan McDowell, Barney McKevitt, Pete McQuaid, Leslie Mulholland, Stevie Nelson, James Porter, George Scott, Ian Scott, Michael Sneddon, Damian Tucker and Adam Waugh
Captain for the match was Paul Cairns.
Tour crew on arrival in Treherbert.
Just before kick off.
Fred, Kris and the boot.
Herb salutes, Leslie huffs.
Sandy, Herb, Johnny, Stevie, Kris, James and Fred.
George advising the younger members on their game.
Barney and Mark.
Fred and Luxy.
Damian explains his stitches to Sandy and Barney.
Sandy rerunning a lineout with Fred.
The boot does the rounds.
Steive zeros in.
Sandy after the boot.
A Treherbert player after the boot.
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