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Anderson pleased with development at Pontypool

Sunday 26th March 2023

Huw Anderson is pleased with the exposure he has been given at Pontypool this season and is hoping to build on what has been a promising start to his senior rugby career.

The teenager joined Pooler in the summer and has gone to make 11 appearances, bagging six tries in the process.

The full back’s speed, energy and ability to break through the lines has ensured he has been a constant presence in the team this season.

The 18-year-old wants to continue his development in Torfaen and is hoping to test himself in the Premiership next season.

“Going into my first season of senior rugby I just wanted to get out there and gain as much experience as I could,” said the youngster.

“I think I’ve definitely done that and hopefully, if we go into the Premiership next season, I want to do the same again.

“Learning off boys who have been there and done it, you’ve got take in anything you can.

“Being as young as I am. I’ve enjoyed every second.”

Anderson played a starring role in Saturday’s emphatic 93-3 victory over TATA Steel RFC at Pontypool Park where he chipped in with a brace.

Amosa Nove struck four, Mathew Powell scored three, Deon Smith notched a brace while Ieuan Jones, Dai Jones, Dan Babos and Dai Langdon were all on the scoresheet too. Langdon also kicked three conversions with Matthew Jarvis booting six.

“I almost had a hat-trick and that would have been my first but I’ll take two any day,” continued Anderson.

“It was very expansive. We knew we were going to want to play good rugby, we just had to get it through the hands and I think we did that well.

“It was disappointing not to get a 100, we were nearly there but that’s all you can ask for really.

“You’ve got to give credit to them, they stuck at it until the end and it kept us out.”

Focus now turns to the mammoth WRU Championship Cup semi-final against Neath RFC on Saturday, with Ystrad Rhondda RFC awaiting the winners in the showpiece final at Principality Stadium in late April.

“We’ve got to put the final to the back of our mind and just do the job on the field,” said Anderson.

“They are going to be raring to go, we’ve already done the double on them, we want to go out there and make it a triple.”


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