Special Tie Awards for Quins 1st XV players with over 100 appearances
200 + APPEARANCES
One of the most gifted and talented players to have worn the Cardinal Amber and Black. As good a centre as he was an outside-half. Derek being presented with his 200 tie by Brian Jones, Club Chairman.
- Derek played his first game as a 17 year old in the 1953/54 season. Unfortunately, we do not have any playing records prior to 1965 so we cannot be sure of the exact number of games Derek would have played. However, having played for the Quins for 13 seasons, we can be fairly sure that he would have played well in excess of 200 games.
- Played regularly for his regiment when doing his National Service from 1955-57. Also played for Swansea RFC.
- Was a member of the team which won the West Wales Challenge Cup for the first time in the club’s history in the 1955/56 season. They beat Crynant in a replay match at St. Helens (first game was a 3-3 draw) by 8 pts to 6 pts.
- Was chosen as the outside-half for the Carmarthen Quins Dream Team (1950-2000).
Presentation photograph taken by Hugh Thomas