Pontypool RFC return to competitive action, after a prolonged break, when they travel to near-neighbours Pontypool United RFC for a second round tie in the Ben Francis Cup. Due to the Six Nations and the recent bad weather, the club hasn't played a game since their 15-12 league victory over Bedwas RFC on January 31st.
Pontypool recorded a 29-0 victory away to Brynmawr RFC in the first round of the competition in November. The kick-off at the Memorial Ground will be at 2.00pm, with Wales v France in the Six Nations commencing later in the evening at 4.45pm.
The only previous occasion Pontypool RFC entered the Ben Francis Cup, which was in the 2007-08 season, they won it - defeating Caldicot RFC 67-5 (away), Nantyglo RFC 17-7 in the semi-final a 41-22 success over Abergavenny RFC in the final. This was the season when Pontypool RFC were the Division One East champions.