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Second-half control delights Jones

Second-half control delights Jones

Monday 01st April 2024

​Leighton Jones was pleased with how his side controlled the second half, which helped to deliver an important bonus-point victory over Brigend Ravens....

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Jones: Plenty to learn from Llandovery defeat

Jones: Plenty to learn from Llandovery defeat

Sunday 12th November 2023

​Leighton Jones believes there is plenty for his players to learn from the defeat at Indigo Premiership champions Llandovery....

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Jones praises 'tightest of squads'

Jones praises 'tightest of squads'

Saturday 04th November 2023

​Leighton Jones believes this team is one of the closest he has been involved in throughout his entire rugby career after seeing them battle to a hard-fought victory over Ebbw Vale....

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Jones pleased to see team 'grind out' victory

Jones pleased to see team 'grind out' victory

Sunday 29th October 2023

​Leighton Jones praised the character of the team as they fought to come from behind to claim a dramatic victory over Cardiff....

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Club Statement - WRU Elite Domestic Competition (EDC)

Club Statement - WRU Elite Domestic Competition (EDC)

Friday 27th October 2023

​The deadline for the submission of expressions of interest in relation to participation in the EDC has now passed. Pontypool RFC can confirm that it has submitted the required expression of interest and will welcome any invitation to submit a form...

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​Nick Wakley joins coaching set-up as Shaun Connor departs

​Nick Wakley joins coaching set-up as Shaun Connor departs

Saturday 01st July 2023

The Club is pleased to announce that all coaches have been retained for the upcoming season with the exception of Shaun Connor....

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Leighton Jones pleased with quality of squad depth

Leighton Jones pleased with quality of squad depth

Sunday 02nd October 2022

​Leighton Jones praised the quality of his squad after cruising to a big victory over Trebanos RFC despite making 10 changes....

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Gareth Betts is latest addition to management team

Gareth Betts is latest addition to management team

Wednesday 31st August 2022

​Pontypool RFC has moved to bolster the management team with the appointment of Gareth Betts....

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Roberts returns to Pontypool to join management team

Roberts returns to Pontypool to join management team

Sunday 29th May 2022

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to welcome former Pontypool RFC scrum-half Lewis Roberts back to the club as Rugby Operations Manager....

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Connor named as club's new backs coach

Connor named as club's new backs coach

Saturday 28th May 2022

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to welcome former outside-half Shaun Connor back to the club as backs coach....

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Leighton Jones signs new deal with Pontypool

Leighton Jones signs new deal with Pontypool

Friday 06th May 2022

​Pontypool RFC is delighted to announce that Leighton Jones has signed a new deal with the club....

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Jeffreys: Work behind the scenes will pay dividends

Jeffreys: Work behind the scenes will pay dividends

Tuesday 19th April 2022

Pontypool RFC Chief Executive Officer Ben Jeffreys is feeling optimistic that recent changes made within the club will help propel their promotion bid next season....

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Club statement: Tom Hancock

Club statement: Tom Hancock

Tuesday 30th November 2021

Pontypool RFC can confirm that the club and Tom Hancock have mutually agreed to part company with immediate effect....

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PLENTY OF POSITIVES FOR JONES TO TAKE FROM FRIENDLY DEFEAT

PLENTY OF POSITIVES FOR JONES TO TAKE FROM FRIENDLY DEFEAT

Wednesday 20th October 2021

​Pontypool RFC head coach Leighton Jones insists they are plenty of positives to take from Sunday’s friendly defeat to Bristol Bears A....

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MATCH PREVIEW | PRE-SEASON DISRUPTION LEADS TO INJURIES AHEAD OF BRISTOL BEARS A FRIENDLY

MATCH PREVIEW | PRE-SEASON DISRUPTION LEADS TO INJURIES AHEAD OF BRISTOL BEARS A FRIENDLY

Saturday 16th October 2021

​Pontypool RFC head coach Leighton Jones has been left frustrated after pre-season disruption has led to a raft of injuries in the squad....

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Pontypool RFC bolster coaching team by appointing Rhys Clarke as skills coach

Pontypool RFC bolster coaching team by appointing Rhys Clarke as skills coach

Wednesday 18th August 2021

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the appointment of Rhys Clarke to the club’s coaching team as skills coach, ahead of preparations for the forthcoming league campaign....

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Pontypool RFC retain entire coaching and management staff ahead of next season

Pontypool RFC retain entire coaching and management staff ahead of next season

Tuesday 17th August 2021

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the complete retention of the club's coaching and management staff ahead of next season....

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Pooler head coach, Leighton Jones, discharged from hospital

Pooler head coach, Leighton Jones, discharged from hospital

Tuesday 28th January 2020

Pontypool RFC is pleased to confirm that the club’s head coach, Leighton Jones, has today been discharged from hospital and will continue to recover at home over the coming days....

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Club Statement: Leighton Jones

Club Statement: Leighton Jones

Thursday 23rd January 2020

Pontypool RFC is saddened to share that the club’s head coach, Leighton Jones, has been admitted to a local hospital after suddenly falling ill yesterday afternoon....

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Job Vacancy: Lead Physiotherapist

Job Vacancy: Lead Physiotherapist

Thursday 11th July 2019

Closing Date: Friday 26th July 2019

Pontypool RFC has an exciting opportunity for an experienced physiotherapist to join our well-established and dynamic medical team for the 2019-2020 season. ...

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Pooler retain key members of coaching staff ahead of new season

Pooler retain key members of coaching staff ahead of new season

Friday 14th June 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 14th June 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the core of the club's coaching and management staff have been retained ahead of the 2019- 2020 WRU National Championship campaign. ...

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Hancock appointed backs coach as Jones heads back to The Gnoll

Hancock appointed backs coach as Jones heads back to The Gnoll

Thursday 13th June 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 13th June 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hancock as the club's new backs coach for the 2019-2020 season. ...

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Pontypool Park to host second edition of Pontypool RFC Schools Cup

Pontypool Park to host second edition of Pontypool RFC Schools Cup

Wednesday 24th April 2019

​Next month, Pontypool Park will once again play host to the finals of the Pontypool RFC Schools Cup. The 2017-2018 season, which marked the first year of the competition, saw Year 8 teams from high schools across Torfaen take part, as the club str...

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Jones sets out Pooler's priorities

Jones sets out Pooler's priorities

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

​Pontypool RFC player-coach Matthew Jones believes the club produced a much improved performance away to Bedlinog RFC last Saturday, as Pooler set a new record for consecutive victories in the WRU National Championship. The Championship champions p...

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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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Dyer pleased with Narberth victory as Pooler prepare for National Cup

Dyer pleased with Narberth victory as Pooler prepare for National Cup

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

The club's 18-16 victory over Narberth last weekend was pleasing on a number of levels. The West Wales side have always been one of our toughest opponents in the WRU National Championship, especially at the Lewis Lloyd Ground and Saturday was no diff...

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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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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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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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Pontypool RFC appoints Tom Hancock as head of rugby analysis for Premiership defining season

Pontypool RFC appoints Tom Hancock as head of rugby analysis for Premiership defining season

Sunday 27th May 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has appointed Tom Hancock as head of rugby analysis for the 2018-2019 season, where Pooler will be vying to earn promotion back to the Principality Premiership....

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Pontypool RFC retain entire coaching and support staff for vital promotion push

Pontypool RFC retain entire coaching and support staff for vital promotion push

Saturday 26th May 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club's entire coaching and support staff have all signed contract extensions to remain in their respective positions for the 2018-2019 season....

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Leighton Jones signs contract extension to remain as Pontypool RFC head coach until 2022

Leighton Jones signs contract extension to remain as Pontypool RFC head coach until 2022

Friday 04th May 2018

Pontypool RFC is delighted to announce that Leighton Jones has penned a new deal that will see him continue to serve as the club’s head coach until 2022....

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Pooler awarded WRU A Licence for 2017-2018 season

Pooler awarded WRU A Licence for 2017-2018 season

Wednesday 15th November 2017

​Pontypool RFC is delighted to announce that the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has granted the club an A Licence for the 2017-2018 season....

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Pontypool RFC appoint Rhys Dyer to head up team performance for Championship title defence

Pontypool RFC appoint Rhys Dyer to head up team performance for Championship title defence

Monday 26th June 2017

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Rhys Dyer has been appointed as the club’s head of performance for the 2017-2018 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Pontypool RFC appoint Lee Williams to head up analysis team for Championship title defence

Pontypool RFC appoint Lee Williams to head up analysis team for Championship title defence

Friday 23rd June 2017

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Lee Williams has been appointed as the club’s lead rugby analyst for the 2017-2018 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Pooler head coach to drive rugby development at West Monmouth School

Pooler head coach to drive rugby development at West Monmouth School

Wednesday 16th November 2016

Pontypool RFC has pledged its commitment to enhancing the development of youth rugby and academic performance in Torfaen by financially contributing towards the appointment of Leighton Jones as the full-time Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) development office...

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Leighton Jones to spearhead Pooler into the future after signing two-year contract extension

Leighton Jones to spearhead Pooler into the future after signing two-year contract extension

Sunday 13th November 2016

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Leighton Jones has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Pontypool Park as the club’s head coach until 2019....

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Pooler appoint Welsh capped Matthew Jones as backs coach in dual coaching and playing role

Pooler appoint Welsh capped Matthew Jones as backs coach in dual coaching and playing role

Thursday 19th May 2016

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Jones as the club's backs coach with immediate effect....

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Pontypool RFC promote club veteran Leighton Jones to head coach role

Pontypool RFC promote club veteran Leighton Jones to head coach role

Wednesday 11th May 2016

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has appointed Leighton Jones as head coach with immediate effect....

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Pontypool RFC and Louie Tonkin part company by mutual agreement

Pontypool RFC and Louie Tonkin part company by mutual agreement

Tuesday 10th May 2016

Pontypool RFC today announces that Head Coach, Louie Tonkin, will not return to the club next season after reaching a mutual agreement with the club’s management to pursue other opportunities....

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Stuart Lawrence departs Backs Coach role

Stuart Lawrence departs Backs Coach role

Saturday 06th February 2016

​Pontypool RFC today announces that Stuart Lawrence has been relieved of his duties as the club’s Backs Coach with immediate effect....

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Pooler appoint Tom Dickens as Head of Strength and Conditioning

Pooler appoint Tom Dickens as Head of Strength and Conditioning

Friday 05th June 2015

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has appointed Tom Dickens as Head of Strength and Conditioning with immediate effect....

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Pooler retain core coaching and medical staff for next season

Pooler retain core coaching and medical staff for next season

Saturday 16th May 2015

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has retained its core coaching and management staff for the 2015/2016 SSE SWALEC Championship campaign....

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Louie Tonkin appointed as Pontypool RFC Head Coach

Louie Tonkin appointed as Pontypool RFC Head Coach

Wednesday 06th May 2015

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has appointed Louie Tonkin as Head Coach with immediate effect....

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Pooler and Alun Carter mutually agree to part company

Pooler and Alun Carter mutually agree to part company

Tuesday 20th January 2015

Pontypool RFC today announces that the club and Alun Carter have mutually agreed to part company with immediate effect....

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Pooler appoint Stuart Lawrence as Backs Coach

Pooler appoint Stuart Lawrence as Backs Coach

Sunday 08th June 2014

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that it has appointed Stuart Lawrence as the club’s Backs Coach with immediate effect....

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Alun Carter joins Pooler as Director of Rugby

Alun Carter joins Pooler as Director of Rugby

Saturday 07th June 2014

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that it has appointed Alun Carter as the club’s Director of Rugby....

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Pooler part company with Mike Hook

Pooler part company with Mike Hook

Friday 06th June 2014

Pontypool RFC today announces that the club has mutually agreed to part company with Head Coach Mike Hook with immediate effect. ...

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Alun Carter joins Pooler as Rugby Advisor

Alun Carter joins Pooler as Rugby Advisor

Wednesday 04th September 2013

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Alun Carter has joined the club in an advisory capacity....

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Pontypool RFC adds Leighton Jones to coaching staff

Pontypool RFC adds Leighton Jones to coaching staff

Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Leighton Jones has been appointed to the club’s coaching staff as Forwards Coach....

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