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New playing surface for Ponty

The long standing impasse over the status of the 3G pitch at Sardis Road has finally come to an end, with a favourable outcome for Pontypridd RFC. A new playing surface is now being laid in readiness for the new Premiership campaign which kicks off at the end of August. [….]

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Lions 2017

Test series drawn 1-1 3rd Test at Eden Park Final score – New Zealand 15 – 15 Lions 2nd Test result in Wellington Final score – New Zealand 21 – 24 Lions 1st Test Final score – New Zealand 30 – 15 Lions    

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Rhondda Outlaws vs. Blue Bulls Result

RHONDDA OUTLAWS 32 BRIDGEND BLUE BULLS 38 By Ian Golden at Sardis Road It was a massive effort for Rhondda Outlaws but they couldn’t quite beat last year’s champions, as they went down 38-32 to Bridgend Blue Bulls. After Rhondda blew a chance to take the lead when the ball [….]

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Velothon 2017

This Sunday (9th July), many roads around South East Wales will be closed for the Velothon. The cycle race, which is made up of a mix of professional riders and charity fundraisers starts and finishes in Cardiff City Centre and takes in parts of Newport, Usk, Abergavenny, Pontypool, Ystrad Mynach and [….]

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Premiership changes & Ponty Fixtures

The WRU Board has confirmed changes to the Principality Premiership for the next two seasons in order to meet the changing needs of the clubs. In the first half of the season, the 16-team semi-professional league will be split geographically into two east and west eight-team leagues, with the clubs [….]

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USW Partnership with FAW

(L-R – Chris Coleman, Julie Kissick and Ben Donovan) The Football Association of Wales has launched an exciting new partnership with the University of South Wales ahead of the 2017/18 academic year. Further to the launch of Wales’ first BA in Sports Journalism in September 2017, the partnership will see [….]

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Wales team vs. RGC1404

Wales head coach Robin McBryde has selected six uncapped players in his starting line-up for the pre-tour training match against RGC 1404 on Friday. In the backs, Ospreys wing Keelan Giles and Scarlets scrum half Aled Davies will have a chance to impress in front of a capacity Parc Eirias [….]

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Principality renews the deal!

Principality Building Society has extended its title sponsorship of the Welsh Premiership and also announced a further partnership with Welsh Rugby, putting its name to the WRU National Youth Leagues for the 2017/2018 season. Aberavon face Merthyr in the 2017 Principality Premiership final at the Talbot Athletic Ground on Sunday [….]

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6 Nations Tournaments 2018 & 2019

The fixtures for both the 2018 and 2019 Six Nations Championships have been announced. Rugby’s Greatest Championship will take place over seven weekends in 2018, beginning on Saturday 3rd February and finishing with a Championship ‘Super Saturday’ on March 17. The 2019 Championship will begin on February 1 and conclude [….]

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A Knight to Remember

(Picture & Story – David Edwards) FORMER Pontypridd and Wales rugby player Paul Knight has been honoured with a special event held at the Sardis Road clubhouse. Former players including Martin Williams, Tom David, Bob Penberthy, Nigel Bezani and Adrian Owen were among those who came out in force to [….]

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Bowled over!

L-R Steven Williams, Captain of Penygraig Bowls Club, Iestyn Williams Welsh International under 18’s Indoor Mixed Bowls Champion, Nicola Jenkins Pennant Walters and player Christopher Edwards A Penygraig sports club has been ‘bowled over’ by the generosity of a local energy company after it stepped in to fund kit for [….]

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New Ponty RFC Team Manager

Dan Godfrey has stepped up to be the new Pontypridd RFC Team Manager The vacant position of Team Manager at Pontypridd RFC has been quickly filled, with recently retired back rower Dan Godfrey stepping up to the plate. Richard Langmead, who had fulfilled the role to great effect for the [….]

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