We’ve updated our Privacy Policy in accordance with changes to data protection laws. If you’d like to read our Privacy Policy, please click here.

Pooler retain 29 players from WRU National Championship winning team for next season

Thursday 15th June 2017
 

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that 29 players from the team that emphatically claimed the 2016-2017 WRU National Championship title will remain at the club to defend their crown next season.

Forwards; Aaron Coundley, Callum Davies, Ollie Drake, Richard East, Ben Egan, Elliott Ferriman, Curtis Gregory, Ryan Harford, Jamie Jeune, Rob Nash, Ben Parry, Tomas Sparey, Ben Sparks, Alex Watkins, Cameron Watson-Boycott and Jordan Williams will join the backs division of Rhys Dyer, Clayton Gullis, Tom Hancock, Josh Hurley, Matthew Jones, Brandon Kent, Chris Laing, Kieran Meek, Aaron Quick, Dan Robinson, Marc Thorley, Rhodri Usher and Sam Watkins in pledging their commitment to continuing the excellent progress made last season.

“We are absolutely delighted that so many fantastic players from last season’s Championship winning side have committed their future to the club,” said Pontypool RFC head coach, Leighton Jones.

“Many of our squad have been approached by Principality Premiership teams knowing that we cannot be promoted for another two seasons, but the team has rebuffed all offers to stay and ensure Pontypool RFC becomes a formidable force in Welsh club rugby once again.

“We look forward to continuing to develop as a unit over the coming season with a level of continuity that we have not benefitted from in previous seasons.”

Seven members from last season’s squad have departed the club, with Joe Blackmore, Richard Bromley, Dan Brooks, Nathan Brooks, Sam Mills and Matthew Thomas moving on to pursue new opportunities and Sione Tuʻipulotu retiring from rugby in a playing capacity.

Everybody at Pontypool RFC extends their sincerest thanks to Richard, Dan, Nathan, Sam, Matthew and Sione for their contributions to the club and we wish them every success in the future.

 

Share This Story:

#poolerarmy

@PontypoolRFC
RT @ALDeering89: Once the phased reduction in @WelshRugbyUnion funding to the Principality Premiership has been completed ahead of the 2021…
@PontypoolRFC
RT @Nick42463893: @PontypoolRFC I am so touched to hear so many fantastic comments about my uncle Terry. He was a legend. And pooler throug…
@PontypoolRFC
RT @dalboy79: @PontypoolRFC Very sad to hear the news about Tiger. Great club man who did the unseen work that made the club tick. Deepest…
@PontypoolRFC
RT @RusbyDavies: @dbish09 Tiger was a pooler legend! I'm glad I had the chance to meet him and work along side him. RIP #Tiger
@PontypoolRFC
RT @dbish09: It's taken me a while 2 get 2 grips with Tiger passing. I loved him. We always remember players!! This man was & always will…
@PontypoolRFC
GAME POSTPONEMENT Due to a waterlogged pitch, this afternoon's game away at @BedlinogRFC has been postponed. #Pooler150
@PontypoolRFC
RT @welshboyclayt: Saddened to hear the passing of tiger, was a pleasure to have known such a great character of Pontypool RFC, thoughts wi…
@PontypoolRFC
RT @Coombs_A: Truley saddened to hear this. I have some brilliant memories of this amazing man, one of the nicest I have met along the way…