Ponty Rugby Show

Written by on 31st August 2022

4th May

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty flanker Sion Parry.

Sion has been a standout performer for Pontypridd during the current campaign and has recently passed a half-century of appearances for the Club. He’ll be chatting to Adam about this Saturday’s match against Swansea as well as looking ahead to next season.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section and previewing the team’s final Premiership match of 2022/23 against Swansea RFC this Saturday.

The show will return for the 2023/24 season after the Summer break.

19th April

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty no.8 Joe Miles.

Joe joined Ponty in the summer of 2021 and his dynamic ball carrying has seen him become a cornerstone of the Ponty pack ever since. He’ll be chatting to Adam about this season and looking ahead to the 2023/24 campaign.

Adam will also be presenting the regular Newsround section – a bumper edition this week. Tune in to find out everything that’s currently going on both on and off the pitch at Sardis Road.

12th April

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty prop Morgan Bosanko.

A product of Pontyclun RFC, Morgan was invited to train with Pontypridd in the summer of 2018. Impressing the Club’s coaching team, he then signed up in readiness for the 2018/19 season and has been a key member of the squad since. Morgan will be chatting to Adam about playing for Ponty – the club he supported growing up, the return of Geraint Lewis to the Coaching Team and how he hopes to give the Ponty fans something to cheer about on Saturday.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the goings-on both on and off the pitch at Sardis Road. He’ll also be previewing the team’s Premiership match against RGC on Saturday – the afternoon also includes Pontypridd RFC Mini & Junior Day.

5th April

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty prop Garyn Daniel.

Garyn joined Pontypridd on permit in February 2022 from Treorchy and made his debut coming off the bench in the team’s win away at Llandovery later that month. He then signed for Ponty permanently ahead of the current campaign. Garyn will be chatting to Adam about joining the Club, Ponty’s match at Ebbw Vale on Thursday and he’ll be looking ahead to next season.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will bring you all the latest information of everything that’s been going on at Pontypridd RFC. He will also be previewing the team’s Premiership match on Thursday evening away against Ebbw Vale, which will be live on S4C Clic.

 

29th March

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty prop Tom Devine.

Tom joined Pontypridd in the summer of 2021, prior to that he had been part of the Dragons regional age-grade system and also crossed codes captaining Wales Rugby League U16’s. Tom will be chatting to Adam about playing Newport again on Thursday, he’ll be looking ahead to next season and looking back at the time when he played for Wales U20’s alongside current internationals Jac Morgan, Rio Dyer and Dewi Lake.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the goings-on both on and off the pitch at Sardis Road as well as previewing the team’s Premiership match on Thursday evening against Newport, which will be live on S4C Clic.

23rd March

Pontypridd have had an excellent Welsh Cup pedigree over the years and ahead of this Saturday’s semi-final against Newport, Guto Davies will be looking back at some of Ponty’s famous semi-final wins from the previous years. Classic encounters from the 1990s and from the first decades of the new century will be recalled.

As usual Guto will also be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the latest news at the club as well as a preview of the team’s Welsh Cup semi-final this Saturday, against Newport at the Brewery Field.

15th March

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is versatile Ponty back Jamie Murphy.

Jamie joined Ponty in January this year and made an immediate impact with the Club, scoring a try after 57 seconds on his debut away at Aberavon. As well as his move to Ponty, he’ll also be chatting to Adam about playing international rugby, regional rugby, professional rugby league and the Welsh Cup semi-final a week Saturday.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the goings-on both on and off the pitch at Sardis Road.

8th March

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty second-row Mitch Barnard.

Mitch is a former Wales U19’s International and linked up with the Club after impressing on trial in the summer of 2022. He made his Ponty debut in October 2022 against Aberavon and has gone on to make 11 appearances this season. He’ll be chatting to Adam about his move to the Club, his time at Ponty to date as well as looking ahead to the rest of the season.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the latest news at the club along with a preview of the team’s Welsh Premiership match away against RGC this Saturday.

1st March

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty Team Manager Dan Godfrey.

Dan made 270 appearances in a stellar career on the pitch for Pontypridd RFC before taking up the role as the Club’s Team Manager in 2017 when he retired from playing. He will be chatting to Adam about his role at the Club, the season so far, the match against Llanelli on the weekend and looking ahead to March – a busy month for the Club.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the latest news at the club. He will also be previewing the team’s Welsh Premiership match away against Llanelli RFC this Saturday.

22nd February

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty flanker Cally James.

Impressing as an abrasive blind-side flanker, Cally was capped by Wales at Youth and under 20 levels and was allocated to the Ponty senior squad from the regional academy in 2019. Having added to his international status with a call-up to the Wales Sevens squad, he re-joined Pontypridd at the commencement of the 2021-22 campaign and has been an integral part of Ponty’s back-row ever since.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the goings-on both on and off the pitch at Sardis Road. He will also be previewing this Friday evening’s Valleys Derby match away against Merthyr in the Welsh Premiership.

16th February

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is legendary Ponty second-row Chris Dicomidis.

Chris joined Ponty in 2004 and has gone on to become one of Ponty’s all-time greats. Dico is approaching 400 matches for the club, has won multiple league titles and Welsh Cups, played for the Barbarians and represented Cyprus at senior international level. He’ll be chatting to Adam about this season, his longevity and potentially reaching a quadruple-century of appearances for Pontypridd RFC.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the latest news at the club. He will also be previewing the team’s Welsh Premiership match against Carmarthen Quins at Sardis Road this Saturday.

 

8th February 

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty second-row James Little.

James signed for Ponty prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, but as society proceeded to grind to a halt he had to wait until September 2021 to make his debut for the club. He’ll be chatting to Adam about joining the club, the game against Llandovery this weekend and the Welsh Cup semi-final against Newport next month.

Guto Davies will be bringing you all the latest news on and off the pitch at Sardis Road in the weekly Newsround section as well as looking ahead to this Saturday’s Welsh Premiership match away against Llandovery.

1st February 

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty scrum-half Rory Harries.

Rory joined the club in the summer from Bedwas having played a starring role against Ponty last season on permit for rivals Cardiff. He then made the move to Sardis Road in readiness for the 2022/23 season. He’ll be chatting to Adam about playing rugby in New Zealand, locking horns against Ponty last season as well as looking ahead to the rest of the current campaign.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of everything that’s been going on both on and off the pitch at Ponty RFC. There’s no match for the team this coming weekend but Guto will still have plenty of information to bring to you.

25th January

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty fullback/winger Alex Lloyd.

Alex was drafted into the Pontypridd squad for the current season after impressing on trial in the summer of 2022. He made his debut for Ponty when he came off the bench against Aberavon in October 2022, broke into the team over the Christmas period and has since impressed for the Valley Commandos in recent weeks. Alex will be chatting to Adam about joining Ponty, his rugby career to date which includes playing in Australia.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the latest news at the club. He will also be previewing the team’s match away against Aberavon this Saturday 28th January.

18th January

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty flanker Cai James.

Cai is a former Ponty Youth player and made his debut for the senior side in the 2021/22 season. He’s played a starring role in the back-row of late and will be chatting Adam about his time at the club so far.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the goings-on both on and off the pitch at the club along with previewing the team’s match against Swansea at Sardis Road this Saturday 21st January.

11th January

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is former Pontypridd captain Nathan Strong.

Nathan joined Ponty in the summer of 2005 and immediately became a fan-favourite after his barnstorming performances on the pitch. He captained the club to Welsh Cup glory in his first season and went on to make 141 appearances during a five year stay with Pontypridd RFC. He’ll be chatting to Adam about the Cup Final triumph, captaining the club and meeting Myleene Klass.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the goings-on at Sardis Road as well as previewing the team’s match away at Bridgend this Saturday 14th January.

4th January 

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty centre Ceri Morris.

Ceri is in his second season with Ponty and will be chatting to Adam about his rugby career, balancing rugby and teaching as well as looking ahead to this week’s match against Llandovery.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the latest news at the club along with previewing the team’s return to action against Llandovery RFC at Sardis Road this Saturday 7th January.

23rd December

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty backs coach Gareth Wyatt.

Gareth, who is a former Wales international and Pontypridd legend as a player, re-joined the club earlier in the season for a second spell as backs coach. He’ll be chatting to Adam about his playing days, returning to the club as a coach and reminiscing about past experiences of playing/coaching against Cardiff ahead of next Monday’s match against the Blue & Blacks.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the news at the club as well previewing the team’s huge festive Boxing Day derby away at Cardiff RFC.

14th December

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty hooker Rob Jones.

Rob joined the club in 2018 and has been a real asset to the team ever since combining experience and a physical presence in the hooker’s role. He’ll be chatting to Adam about his time at Sardis Road to date.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the goings on at Pontypridd RFC as well previewing the team’s trip up north to RGC this Saturday 17th December.

7th December

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty outside-half Ben Burnell.

Ben has just re-joined the club and played a prominent role in the team’s win at Aberavon last Saturday – his first game back for Ponty. He’ll be chatting to Adam about how it feels to be playing for a team coached by his dad, his return to Pontypridd from Cardiff and the win over Aberavon in the Welsh Cup last Saturday.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of everything Ponty RFC-related as well previewing the team’s return to Premiership action, at home against Ebbw Vale this Saturday 10th December.

30th November

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty hooker Nathan Huish.

Nathan joined the club in the summer of 2019, and he’ll be chatting to Adam about how he came to sign for Ponty, his thoughts on the current season so far and this Saturday’s match against Aberavon, amongst other things.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of everything that’s been going on at Sardis Road as well previewing Ponty’s crucial Welsh Cup match away at Aberavon RFC this coming Saturday 3rd December.

23rd November

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is former Ponty and Wales star Ceri Sweeney.

Ceri made 173 appearances and scored nearly 1,000 points for Pontypridd during two spells with the club at either end of his playing career. He also played for the Celtic Warriors and after their demise, the Newport-Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and Exeter as well as winning 35 international caps for Wales. He’ll be chatting to Adam about his time at Sardis Road as well as his rugby career as a whole.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the current goings-on in and around Sardis Road.

16th November 

The GTFM Ponty Rugby Show will be broadcast at 6:45pm on Wednesday evening 16th November and joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Pontypridd RFC Executive Board member Rhian Gibson.

Rhian has been a member of Pontypridd Rugby Club for almost 30 years, and joined the Executive Board last Summer. She is currently Director of Communications, Engagement and Partnership for the National Library of Wales and moved to Aberystwyth a year and a half ago – but travels regularly down to Sardis Road.

In her career Rhian has worked in broadcasting – News and Sport in BBC Wales, Director of Commissioning for S4C including all the Sport output. She has also been CEO of Welsh Gymnastics, Pony Club UK as well as a Director of Velindre Charity and a Deputy Director in Welsh Government.

In what promises to be a fascinating conversation with Adam, Rhian will be chatting about her position at the club, a bit about her past and the vision for the club moving forward into the future.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of everything that’s been going on at Sardis Road as well as looking ahead to Ponty’s Premiership match away at Newport RFC this Friday evening.

9th November 

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty fullback Lloyd Rowlands.

Lloyd joined the club in 2017 and made and immediate impact on the pitch, his attacking flair with the ball in hand endearing himself to the Ponty faithful straight away. He’ll be chatting to Adam about his time with the club as well as looking ahead to this Saturday’s match against Merthyr.

As usual Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of everything that’s been going on at Sardis Road, and he will also be talking about Saturday’s massive Valleys Derby against Merthyr RFC at Sardis Road.

2nd November

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty prop Ben Stephens.

Ben has supported Pontypridd since he was a young boy and played for the club’s Mini & Juniors before eventually joining the senior side in 2019. He has been a real cornerstone of the pack during his time at Sardis Road and he’ll be chatting to Adam about his time at the club either side of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the current goings-on in and around Sardis Road.

 

26th October 

Jooining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty outside-half Joseph Scrivens.

Joseph joined Ponty a couple of weeks into this season and has hit the ground running. He’ll be chatting to Adam about life at Sardis Road so far as well as looking ahead to Saturday’s match against Llanelli.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section featuring information about the Ponty RFC Mini & Junior Day which will coincide with the senior side’s match against Llanelli in the Welsh Premiership this Saturday.

 

19th October

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty centre Jordan Howells.

Jordan, who is in his first season with Ponty will be chatting to Adam about life at the club so far and his match-winning try against Carmarthen Quins last week, amongst other things.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a round-up of all the current goings-on in and around Sardis Road.

12th October 2022

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty captain Kristian Parker.

Skipper Parker will be chatting to Adam about all things Ponty RFC whilst looking ahead to Thursday’s match down west against Carmarthen Quins, which will be shown live on S4C Clic.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will also include a preview of the team’s Welsh Premiership match against the Quins the following day.

6th October 2022

Joining Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is Ponty scrum-half Joel Raikes.

Joel, who made his Ponty debut in 2012 before signing a senior contract with the club in 2014 has made 164 appearances to date for the Valley Commandos. He’ll be chatting to Adam about being one of the more experienced players in the squad, his fondest memories at the club to date whilst looking ahead to this Saturday’s match.

Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will also include a preview of the team’s Welsh Premiership match at home against Aberavon on Saturday.

29th September 2022

This weeks special guest this week is Ponty prop Tom Harper.

Tom, who is now in his second season at Sardis Road, has made a big impact since joining the club and he’ll be chatting to Adam about how he signed for Ponty, playing against his former club Swansea this Saturday, last week’s match and his hopes for this season.

21st September 2022

Joining host Guto Davies as the special guest this week is former Pontypridd back-rower Jake Thomas.

Jake, who made more than 150 appearances for Ponty will be chatting to Guto about his playing days during a ‘golden era’ for the club, and his aspirations going into coaching. Guto will also be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a preview of Saturday’s Premiership match against Bridgend at Sardis Road.

14th September 2022

Lee Davies is this weeks guest chatting with Adam Cleary. Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section

7th September 2022

This weeks special guest on the GTFM Ponty Rugby Show is Ponty back-rower Aled Ward.

Aled is another of Ponty’s close-season signings and Adam will be chatting to him about his career to date and about his time so far at Sardis Road. Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a preview of Saturday’s Indigo Group Premiership match away at Llandovery RFC.

31st August 2022

The start of a new season means the return of The GTFM Ponty Rugby Show. The first show of 2022/23 will be broadcast at 6:45pm on Wednesday evening 31st August and joining host Adam Cleary as the special guest this week is new club signing Tommy Morgan.

Tommy will be chatting to Adam about life at Ponty RFC so far as well as looking ahead to the new campaign. Guto Davies will be presenting the regular Newsround section which will include a preview of Saturday’s massive first Indigo Group Premiership match against rivals Cardiff RFC.


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