1903-04 saw a great change in fortunes and the next 6 seasons were at the time the worst in the club's history. George Boots took on the captaincy during a period of transition and the team suffered from the loss of the inspired leader Llewellyn Lloyd. However there were a number of striking matches and some outstanding wins including a victory against Swansea by a single Charlie Lewis drop goal (4 v 0). Swansea had beaten the best Welsh and English sides. Willie Llewellyn (already an international) became a regular as did Tommy Vile but Harry Uzzell suffered from injury and was limited to just 11 appearances. W. Llewellyn won his first cap in 1899 and was also to play in the famous victory in 1905 vs New Zealand. 35 players were used and George Boots and Charlie Lewis played in all 30 matches with Tommy Vile 29, Harry Wetter and H. G. Thomas both 28. Charlie Lewis led the scorers with 16t and 10 dg with Willie Llewellyn 11t.