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Clarke reflects on an encouraging start for Pooler's community initiative

Clarke reflects on an encouraging start for Pooler's community initiative

Monday 08th July 2019

​The rebirth of Pontypool RFC, since its near extinction in 2012, is well-documented. Essentially starting from scratch in the winter of 2012, the club has slowly and steadily rebuilt itself under the guidance of the Jeffreys family and head coach,...

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Torfaen Council approves disposal of rugby ground to Pontypool RFC

Torfaen Council approves disposal of rugby ground to Pontypool RFC

Tuesday 14th May 2019

Pontypool RFC is delighted to confirm that Torfaen County Borough Council’s Cabinet committee has determined that a long-term lease can be issued to the club, following the conclusion of the Playing Fields Regulations process later this year....

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Meek sends out clear message ahead of play-off clash

Meek sends out clear message ahead of play-off clash

Wednesday 08th May 2019

​Pontypool RFC back Kieran Meek has sent out a clear message that the club are ready and raring to go ahead of their play-off showdown against the team that finish 12th in the Principality Premiership, writes Andrew Deering....

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Pontypool RFC’s plans for Pontypool Park approved by Torfaen County Borough Council

Pontypool RFC’s plans for Pontypool Park approved by Torfaen County Borough Council

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Pontypool RFC is delighted to confirm that the club’s planning application in respect of proposals to make wholesale improvements to Pontypool Park has been approved by Torfaen County Borough Council....

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Hughes refocuses ahead of a trip to the capital

Hughes refocuses ahead of a trip to the capital

Friday 29th March 2019

​The club's National Cup quarter-final at home to Bridgend Ravens last Saturday was a brilliant occasion and showcased what club rugby in Wales can still bring to the table. To play in front of a crowd of over 1,200 spectators is something you don'...

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Quick looks ahead to the challenge of a 'quality' Bridgend Ravens side in the National Cup

Quick looks ahead to the challenge of a 'quality' Bridgend Ravens side in the National Cup

Wednesday 20th March 2019

​Ever since the draw for the WRU National Cup quarter-finals was made in January, I think every Pontypool supporter would have had our last eight tie against Bridgend Ravens circled on the calendar. It is our third consecutive appearance in the las...

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Pontypool RFC submits full planning application to Torfaen County Borough Council

Pontypool RFC submits full planning application to Torfaen County Borough Council

Friday 15th February 2019

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to confirm that the club has submitted a full planning application to Torfaen County Borough Council in respect of plans to make wholesale improvements to Pontypool Park – its historic home of over 70 years....

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Watkins targets Pooler return as the club enters a crucial stage of the season

Watkins targets Pooler return as the club enters a crucial stage of the season

Friday 08th February 2019

​The opening months of the season were positive for me personally. I played in six of the club's first seven games before fracturing and popping my ribs away to Newcastle Emlyn in October. The injury was frustrating as I felt I was in good form and...

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Pontypool RFC v Bedlinog RFC postponed

Pontypool RFC v Bedlinog RFC postponed

Friday 01st February 2019

Following significant snowfall last night and with a further frost expected overnight, Pontypool RFC and Bedlinog RFC have agreed to an early postponement of Saturday's WRU National Championship fixture at Pontypool Park....

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Pontypool RFC calls for public consultation backing from supporters

Pontypool RFC calls for public consultation backing from supporters

Saturday 12th January 2019

Pontypool RFC is calling on all supporters to back send comments of support to help keep the club at Pontypool Park, as the public consultation phase begins....

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Pontypool RFC and Torfaen County Borough Council joint statement: Pontypool Park

Pontypool RFC and Torfaen County Borough Council joint statement: Pontypool Park

Wednesday 09th January 2019

Pontypool RFC and Torfaen County Borough Council are pleased to announce that significant progress has been made in overcoming the legal steps required to secure the club’s long-term future at Pontypool Park....

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Drake and Pooler look to make history as 2018 draws to a close

Drake and Pooler look to make history as 2018 draws to a close

Thursday 20th December 2018

​Last weekend's fixture against Beddau RFC was played in conditions that don't come along all that often. The rain was fairly relentless at Pontypool Park, but I know the boys were proud to produce the sort of dominant performance that saw us recor...

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From Paris to Pontypool - How Andrew Quick became Pooler's defence coach

From Paris to Pontypool - How Andrew Quick became Pooler's defence coach

Friday 14th December 2018

​What links the football tournament Euro 2016 and Pontypool RFC?...No idea? You would be forgiven for not knowing. During a summer when the Welsh football team would enthrall a nation on their way to the semi-finals of their first major tournament ...

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Player Column: Rhodri Usher

Player Column: Rhodri Usher

Thursday 22nd November 2018

I ​feel extremely fortunate to be able to call myself a semi-professional rugby player. Growing up I aspired to make the most of my abilities and enjoy my rugby at whatever level I found myself....

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Head Coach Column: Leighton Jones

Head Coach Column: Leighton Jones

Friday 09th November 2018

​We will play just two games in November due to Wales' Autumn internationals and it's a period we need to manage carefully. There are pros and cons to the period, but we are very much treating it with a glass half full mentality....

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Player Column: Ben Sparks

Player Column: Ben Sparks

Friday 26th October 2018

​I'm now in my sixth season as a Pontypool RFC player and I still relish every opportunity I get to represent this great club. I joined the club in 2013 and in that time have noticed a huge change in how it's run and operated....

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Pontypool RFC icon, Terry 'Tiger' Simons, passes away

Pontypool RFC icon, Terry 'Tiger' Simons, passes away

Thursday 11th October 2018

​It with immense sadness that Pontypool RFC today announces the passing of the club’s legendary kit-man, Terry ‘Tiger’ Simons, after a lengthy period of illness....

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Pre-Match Comments: Gareth Rusby-Davies

Pre-Match Comments: Gareth Rusby-Davies

Saturday 06th October 2018

​As we prepare to take on Narberth RFC this weekend, we feel as though we're really starting to hit our stride as a squad. After a difficult start to the season the improvement in our performances is there for everyone to see, but we will keep work...

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Jones strikes work-life balance as Pooler prepare for future battles

Jones strikes work-life balance as Pooler prepare for future battles

Friday 28th September 2018

Crosskeys College is an impressive facility nestled in the heart of the Gwent village. It is the largest campus of Coleg Gwent and is just a short stroll from the local train station. Today’s visit to the campus was not with enrolling for a cou...

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Walsh aims for further derby success as Pooler prepare to face Newbridge

Walsh aims for further derby success as Pooler prepare to face Newbridge

Thursday 20th September 2018

​Before arriving at Pontypool Park in the summer, Geraint Walsh enjoyed two highly successful stints at Pontypridd RFC. The 30 year-old lifted three Principality Premiership titles, two National Cups and one Foster's Challenge Cup, as well picking ...

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Draw for 2018-2019 Pontypool RFC Cup made

Draw for 2018-2019 Pontypool RFC Cup made

Monday 17th September 2018

PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 17th September 2018 - The draw for the 2018-2019 edition of the Pontypool RFC Cup has been made, with excitement now set to build ahead of the first round of fixtures....

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Hussey joins exclusive group as Pooler look to hit top form

Hussey joins exclusive group as Pooler look to hit top form

Friday 14th September 2018

Last weekend James Hussey joined Kieran Meek and Jordan Thomas in becoming one of only three members of the current Pontypool RFC squad to have followed in the footsteps of a family members in playing for the club....

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Jones appointed head coach of Pontypool Schools Under-15s

Jones appointed head coach of Pontypool Schools Under-15s

Wednesday 12th September 2018

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 12th September 2018 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Leighton Jones has been appointed as head coach of Pontypool Schools Under-15s and will combine this role with his existing club duties....

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Player Spotlight: Clayton Gullis

Player Spotlight: Clayton Gullis

Wednesday 08th August 2018

Since making his debut for Pontypool RFC in September 2012, Clayton Gullis has become one of the more recognisable faces around the Pontypool and Torfaen area. Whether it's walking his British bulldog, Monty, through Pontypool Park, shopping in the l...

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Pontypool RFC responds to Torfaen County Borough Council statement

Pontypool RFC responds to Torfaen County Borough Council statement

Wednesday 18th July 2018

​Pontypool RFC is disappointed with the contents of the statement issued yesterday evening by Torfaen County Borough Council and wishes to correct a number of inaccuracies contained within it....

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Pontypool RFC to leave Pontypool Park after Torfaen Council talks break down

Pontypool RFC to leave Pontypool Park after Torfaen Council talks break down

Tuesday 17th July 2018

It is with deep sadness and frustration that Pontypool RFC today announces its intention to leave Pontypool Park – the club’s home since 1945 - after prolonged negotiations with Torfaen County Borough Council broke down....

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Club Statement: Pontypool Park

Club Statement: Pontypool Park

Thursday 12th July 2018

Pontypool RFC has called an urgent supporters’ meeting, where the club will make an announcement regarding its immediate and long-term future at Pontypool Park....

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Pontypool release pre-season friendlies schedule ahead of pivotal league campaign

Pontypool release pre-season friendlies schedule ahead of pivotal league campaign

Friday 22nd June 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the club’s pre-season friendlies schedule in preparation for the pivotal 2018-2019 WRU National Championship season....

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Pontypool RFC v Carmarthen Quins RFC - pitch update

Pontypool RFC v Carmarthen Quins RFC - pitch update

Thursday 25th January 2018

Due to the significant rainfall experienced at Pontypool Park in recent days, Pontypool RFC will perform a pitch inspection in the presence of a WRU Level 3 qualified referee at 9am on Saturday morning to determine whether the club's WRU National Cup...

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Open letter from Pontypool RFC CEO to mark fifth anniversary of club ownership

Open letter from Pontypool RFC CEO to mark fifth anniversary of club ownership

Sunday 10th December 2017

Pontypool RFC chief executive officer, Ben Jeffreys, has issued an open letter to the Pooler Army to mark five years since the Jeffreys family took ownership of the club....

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Things to look out for at Pontypool RFC v Llanelli RFC this Saturday

Things to look out for at Pontypool RFC v Llanelli RFC this Saturday

Thursday 17th August 2017

Pooler welcome Llanelli RFC to Pontypool Park for the club's second pre-season friendly in preparation for the 2017-2018 campaign, but there are a couple of things to keep an eye on off the field as well....

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Pontypool RFC statement on Pontypool Park fire

Pontypool RFC statement on Pontypool Park fire

Monday 10th October 2016

Pontypool RFC chief executive officer, Ben Jeffreys, has issued a statement following yesterday's stand fire at Pontypool Park....

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Over 80 people attend Pooler supporters' evening

Over 80 people attend Pooler supporters' evening

Friday 08th August 2014

​Over eighty people were in attendance at Pontypool RFC’s supporter evening held at the Parkway Hotel & Spa on Wednesday night, where the club outlined its plans for the forthcoming season....

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Torfaen Council install CCTV at Pontypool Park

Torfaen Council install CCTV at Pontypool Park

Friday 16th May 2014

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Torfaen County Borough Council has provided the club with a CCTV system to help deter antisocial behaviour at the club’s sports ground in Pontypool Park. ...

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Pontypool RFC statement on Pontypool Park future

Pontypool RFC statement on Pontypool Park future

Thursday 06th February 2014

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has entered into formal discussions with Torfaen County Borough Council with regards to ensuring a viable future for the relationship between Pontypool Park and Pontypool RFC.
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Extensive renovations to Pontypool Park commences

Extensive renovations to Pontypool Park commences

Friday 13th December 2013

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that major renovations to the facilities at Pontypool Park have commenced, in preparation for the 2013/2014 season....

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RT @ALDeering89: Once the phased reduction in @WelshRugbyUnion funding to the Principality Premiership has been completed ahead of the 2021…
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RT @Nick42463893: @PontypoolRFC I am so touched to hear so many fantastic comments about my uncle Terry. He was a legend. And pooler throug…
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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…
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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
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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…
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GAME POSTPONEMENT Due to a waterlogged pitch, this afternoon's game away at @BedlinogRFC has been postponed. #Pooler150
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RT @welshboyclayt: Saddened to hear the passing of tiger, was a pleasure to have known such a great character of Pontypool RFC, thoughts wi…
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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…