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Welsh Premier Division
WRU Division 1

Welsh Premier Division 1996/97

Teams variations
Relegated to WRU Division 1 1996/97:Aberavon - Abertillery
Promoted from WRU Division 1 1995/96:Caerphilly - Dunvant

Final results

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Pontypridd40222002944335609Winner
2Llanelli Scarlets34221624789351438
3Cardiff Rugby29221417750543207
4Swansea28221408879471408
5Newport26221228541632-91
6Ebbw Vale26221228431552-121
7Dunvant222210210524601-77
8Bridgend21221011160452777
9Neath202210012524603-79Relegated
10Newbridge8224018359939-580
11Treorchy6223019413825-412
12Caerphilly4222020422801-379
Neath avoided relegation after the renunciation of Dunvant.

BridgendCaerphillyCardiff
Rugby
DunvantEbbw
Vale
Llanelli
Scarlets
NeathNewbridgeNewportPontypriddSwanseaTreorchy
Bridgend-49-1517-080-016-1813-959-1345-1432-3224-5218-2526-21
Caerphilly7-29-20-3424-3525-2814-919-20???26-328-683-5715-32
Cardiff
Rugby
33-2569-21-43-1975-1712-3046-1745-2026-1323-3731-2060-22
Dunvant15-0???27-27-21-1024-2534-22???9-1410-2526-1819-25
Ebbw
Vale
27-525-935-3817-17-16-1621-1522-1424-237-4713-939-12
Llanelli
Scarlets
31-1747-1248-2629-2453-13-20-2597-1055-531-1630-1787-5
Neath30-2239-3226-2726-4315-163-13-65-1038-83-2942-2046-19
Newbridge29-64???11-6424-367-2215-3816-29-26-420-4731-2425-20
Newport31-2629-1023-1145-2213-618-1818-1344-10-32-5417-4234-29
Pontypridd53-938-2524-1448-650-2629-672-1248-1554-20-31-757-8
Swansea64-1752-3849-2338-1259-1212-4249-1067-582-1833-19-85-21
Treorchy8-1131-1622-23???14-1725-5510-1517-2319-3015-4612-50-

Matches schedule
10/05/1997 - Regular season
Caerphilly - Neath19-20
Llanelli Scarlets - Ebbw Vale53-13
Newport - Cardiff Rugby23-11
Pontypridd - Newbridge48-15
Swansea - Bridgend64-17
07/05/1997 - Regular season
Cardiff Rugby - Swansea31-20
Ebbw Vale - Bridgend27-5
Neath - Llanelli Scarlets3-13
Pontypridd - Newport54-20
04/05/1997 - Regular season
Ebbw Vale - Treorchy39-12
03/05/1997 - Regular season
Bridgend - Pontypridd24-52
Cardiff Rugby - Caerphilly69-21
Dunvant - Newport9-14
Neath - Swansea42-20
30/04/1997 - Regular season
Bridgend - Cardiff Rugby17-0
Newbridge - Llanelli Scarlets15-38
29/04/1997 - Regular season
Swansea - Caerphilly52-38
27/04/1997 - Regular season
Treorchy - Newport19-30
25/04/1997 - Regular season
Dunvant - Bridgend15-0
Pontypridd - Neath72-12
20/04/1997 - Regular season
Ebbw Vale - Pontypridd7-47
19/04/1997 - Regular season
Bridgend - Caerphilly49-15
Cardiff Rugby - Dunvant43-19
Neath - Newport38-8
Newbridge - Swansea31-24
Treorchy - Llanelli Scarlets25-55
16/04/1997 - Regular season
Llanelli Scarlets - Bridgend31-17
Treorchy - Swansea12-50
15/04/1997 - Regular season
Ebbw Vale - Newbridge22-14
05/04/1997 - Regular season
Cardiff Rugby - Neath46-17
Llanelli Scarlets - Dunvant29-24
Newport - Bridgend31-26
Pontypridd - Treorchy57-8
Swansea - Ebbw Vale59-12
02/04/1997 - Regular season
Bridgend - Swansea18-25
Ebbw Vale - Llanelli Scarlets16-16
01/04/1997 - Regular season
Cardiff Rugby - Newport26-13
Neath - Pontypridd3-29
29/03/1997 - Regular season
Dunvant - Cardiff Rugby27-27
Ebbw Vale - Caerphilly25-9
Llanelli Scarlets - Pontypridd31-16
Newbridge - Newport26-42
25/03/1997 - Regular season
Llanelli Scarlets - Treorchy87-5
22/03/1997 - Regular season
Dunvant - Neath34-22
Newbridge - Treorchy25-20
15/03/1997 - Regular season
Ebbw Vale - Dunvant17-17
08/03/1997 - Regular season
Caerphilly - Treorchy15-32
Cardiff Rugby - Newbridge45-20
Neath - Bridgend30-22
Newport - Ebbw Vale13-6
Pontypridd - Dunvant48-6
Swansea - Llanelli Scarlets12-42
02/03/1997 - Regular season
Pontypridd - Swansea31-7
01/03/1997 - Regular season
Ebbw Vale - Cardiff Rugby35-38
Llanelli Scarlets - Caerphilly47-12
Newbridge - Neath16-29
26/02/1997 - Regular season
Llanelli Scarlets - Cardiff Rugby48-26
22/02/1997 - Regular season
Caerphilly - Newport26-32
08/02/1997 - Regular season
Bridgend - Newbridge45-14
Caerphilly - Pontypridd8-68
Cardiff Rugby - Treorchy60-22
Neath - Ebbw Vale15-16
Newport - Llanelli Scarlets18-18
Swansea - Dunvant38-12
28/12/1996 - Regular season
Bridgend - Treorchy26-21
Cardiff Rugby - Pontypridd23-37
Newport - Swansea17-42
07/12/1996 - Regular season
Caerphilly - Cardiff Rugby20-34
Llanelli Scarlets - Newbridge97-10
Newport - Dunvant45-22
Pontypridd - Bridgend53-9
Swansea - Neath49-10
Treorchy - Ebbw Vale14-17
01/12/1996 - Regular season
Dunvant - Treorchy19-25
30/11/1996 - Regular season
Neath - Caerphilly39-32
23/11/1996 - Regular season
Newbridge - Pontypridd0-47
Treorchy - Neath10-15
16/11/1996 - Regular season
Caerphilly - Bridgend7-29
Newport - Neath18-13
Pontypridd - Ebbw Vale50-26
Swansea - Newbridge67-5
09/11/1996 - Regular season
Bridgend - Newport32-32
Dunvant - Llanelli Scarlets24-25
Ebbw Vale - Swansea13-9
Neath - Cardiff Rugby26-27
Treorchy - Pontypridd15-46
28/09/1996 - Regular season
Caerphilly - Ebbw Vale25-28
Cardiff Rugby - Bridgend33-25
Neath - Dunvant26-43
Newport - Newbridge44-10
Pontypridd - Llanelli Scarlets29-6
Swansea - Treorchy85-21
22/09/1996 - Regular season
Ebbw Vale - Newport24-23
21/09/1996 - Regular season
Bridgend - Neath59-13
Dunvant - Pontypridd10-25
Llanelli Scarlets - Swansea30-17
Newbridge - Cardiff Rugby11-64
Treorchy - Caerphilly31-16
18/09/1996 - Regular season
Bridgend - Dunvant80-0
Caerphilly - Llanelli Scarlets14-9
Cardiff Rugby - Ebbw Vale75-17
Neath - Newbridge65-10
Newport - Treorchy34-29
Swansea - Pontypridd33-19
14/09/1996 - Regular season
Dunvant - Swansea26-18
Ebbw Vale - Neath21-15
Llanelli Scarlets - Newport55-5
Newbridge - Bridgend29-64
Pontypridd - Caerphilly38-25
Treorchy - Cardiff Rugby22-23
07/09/1996 - Regular season
Bridgend - Ebbw Vale16-18
Caerphilly - Swansea3-57
Cardiff Rugby - Llanelli Scarlets12-30
Neath - Treorchy46-19
Newbridge - Dunvant24-36
Newport - Pontypridd32-54
04/09/1996 - Regular season
Llanelli Scarlets - Neath20-25
Pontypridd - Cardiff Rugby24-14
03/09/1996 - Regular season
Caerphilly - Dunvant24-35
Newbridge - Ebbw Vale7-22
Swansea - Newport82-18
Treorchy - Bridgend8-11
31/08/1996 - Regular season
Bridgend - Llanelli Scarlets13-9
Dunvant - Ebbw Vale21-10
Newport - Caerphilly29-10
Swansea - Cardiff Rugby49-23
Treorchy - Newbridge17-23
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