Scrum-half Dan Babos feels he is settling in well after getting another run-out in the comeback victory over Llandovery RFC on Saturday.
The 22-year-old made his first start at Church Bank in only his second appearance since his summer switch from Dragons RFC and is starting to gel with his new teammates.
“It was nice to have a run out, my first start for Pontypool RFC so it was nice to put on the nine jersey,” he said.
“It’s me and O [Owain Leonard] in the team and I think we’ll be sharing the starts.
“I had my first 45 minutes last week and my second 45 minutes here. I’ve bounced from team to team recently so it’s nice to know I have a full season here.
“The more time you get to play with people the better. I’m getting to know the players around me and how they play, hopefully, they’ll start to know how I play as well and then we can link up quite well.”
Babos has been impressed with the unity in the squad and believes the local core of the team can help push the club to reach its goals.
“I think the best thing about Pontypool at the moment is that 90 per cent of the boys are from Pontypool so we all want each other to do well and we’re all so close as a team and I think that is what got us through and gave us the edge,” Babos continued.
“Everyone knows that our aim is to win the league this year and go to the Premiership next season.
“Llandovery finished fourth in the Premiership so it shows what we can do if we are playing Premiership sides.
“We’re going to respect every opponent but our ultimate aim is to play in the Premiership and play teams like Llandovery and go away and get results and show everyone that Pontypool should be a top Premiership side.
“It’s not all talk, we have to do the action this year and if everything goes to plan we’ll be in the Premiership next year playing these sorts of teams.”
Pooler had to show plenty of determination and desire as they came back from 14-0 down to claim an impressive 19-14 victory in west Wales. Pat Lewis was at the double with skipper Scott Matthews also touching down. Matthew Jarvis and Dai Langdon each struck a conversion.