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Thomas pleased to be back after long injury lay-off

Thomas pleased to be back after long injury lay-off

Sunday 07th April 2024

​Duan Thomas was delighted to be back on the field in a Pontypool jersey for the first time in 10 months in the victory over RGC 1404....

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Debut delight for winger Harry Jarvis

Debut delight for winger Harry Jarvis

Tuesday 02nd April 2024

​Harry Jarvis was delighted to finally make his Pontypool debut in the victory over Bridgend Ravens at Pontypool Park....

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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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Hat-trick hero Lloyd praises team's 'fight'

Hat-trick hero Lloyd praises team's 'fight'

Saturday 09th March 2024

​Morgan Lloyd praised the fighting spirit of the team as they recovered from a disappointing first half to claim a credible bonus point against table-topping Llandovery on a cold night at Pontypool Park....

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Tribute to Pooler great Roger Williams

Tribute to Pooler great Roger Williams

Tuesday 05th March 2024

It is with great sadness that Pontypool RFC learned of the passing last weekend of former second-row Roger Williams....

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Sweet pleased to mark milestone with victory

Sweet pleased to mark milestone with victory

Sunday 18th February 2024

​Ashley Sweet was delighted to mark his 50th Pontypool appearance with a victory over Cardiff....

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Jones: Break could be a benefit

Jones: Break could be a benefit

Wednesday 07th February 2024

​Leighton Jones believes the club will benefit from the current break with players set to return from injury in the coming weeks....

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Davies Connection Strengthens

Davies Connection Strengthens

Sunday 28th January 2024

​The trip to Sardis Road at the end of January 2024 will live long in the memory in the Davies household....

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Sweet: We are still learning

Sweet: We are still learning

Sunday 07th January 2024

​Ashley Sweet insists the team is still learning on their return to the Indigo Premiership, despite the impressive run of results that has seen them challenging at the top end of the table....

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Jarvis delighted with 'dominant' victory

Jarvis delighted with 'dominant' victory

Monday 01st January 2024

​Matthew Jarvis was pleased to returning to winning ways with an impressive victory over Swansea in the Indigo Premiership....

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Jones: The best team won

Jones: The best team won

Sunday 24th December 2023

​Leighton Jones admitted Newport were worthy winners in the festive Gwent derby as Pooler struggled to execute their game plan....

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Pontypool sign Dan Hill

Pontypool sign Dan Hill

Sunday 17th December 2023

​Pontypool is pleased to announce the signing of forward Dan Hill....

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Wakley admits Pooler were below par compared to usual standards

Wakley admits Pooler were below par compared to usual standards

Monday 27th November 2023

Nick Wakley was frank in his assessment of Saturday’s loss to Bridgend, admitting Pooler ‘just weren’t at the races’....

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Rosser and Kelleher-Griffiths off to South Africa

Rosser and Kelleher-Griffiths off to South Africa

Thursday 23rd November 2023

​Pontypool RFC would like to congratulate Ewan Rosser and Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths on their inclusion for the Dragon’s travelling squad to South Africa....

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Marcus Jones delighted with return to action

Marcus Jones delighted with return to action

Sunday 19th November 2023

​Marcus Jones was delighted to mark his return to the team with a try as Pontypool returned to winning ways against Neath....

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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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Sweet: We are capable of digging deep

Sweet: We are capable of digging deep

Monday 06th November 2023

​Ashley Sweet believes the squad are always capable of pulling through when their backs are against the wall.
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Deon Smith hangs up boots due to medical advice

Deon Smith hangs up boots due to medical advice

Saturday 04th November 2023

​Deon Smith has had to hang up his boots after aggravating a shoulder issue....

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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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Humble Nove shares credit with teammates

Humble Nove shares credit with teammates

Monday 30th October 2023

​Match-winner Amosa Nove remained humble after his heroics earned Pontypool an impressive victory over Cardiff....

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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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Price 'loving life' at Pontypool

Price 'loving life' at Pontypool

Tuesday 24th October 2023

​Winger Walker Price has admitted he is loving life at Pontypool after scoring his second try for the club....

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Mixed feelings for Jones after Pontypridd victory

Mixed feelings for Jones after Pontypridd victory

Sunday 22nd October 2023

​Leighton Jones was pleased to see the good form continue with a bonus-point victory over Pontypridd but was left frustrated as errors and ill-discipline plagued his side....

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Rosser: We believed we could win

Rosser: We believed we could win

Tuesday 17th October 2023

​Ewan Rosser insisted the players were confident of securing a victory at The Wern, even when they were trailing in the final minutes....

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Jones praises bravery and commitment

Jones praises bravery and commitment

Saturday 14th October 2023

​Leighton Jones talked up the togetherness and fight in the squad as Pontypool’s never-say-die attitude saw them snatch a victory from Merthyr at The Wern....

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Davies: We fear nobody

Davies: We fear nobody

Sunday 01st October 2023

​Pontypool do not fear anybody in the Indigo Premiership, according to back-row Callum Davies....

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Mixture of styles delights Jones

Mixture of styles delights Jones

Sunday 01st October 2023

​Leighton Jones was pleased to see his players able to mix it up as they secured a deserved bonus-point victory over Carmarthen Quins in the Indigo Premiership....

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Flanagan excited by scrum-half competition

Flanagan excited by scrum-half competition

Tuesday 26th September 2023

​It was a bittersweet day for scrum-half Matthew Flanagan as his Pontypool debut ended in defeat....

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Jones sees plenty of positives despite cup exit

Jones sees plenty of positives despite cup exit

Sunday 24th September 2023

​Leighton Jones was disappointed with an early cup exit at Aberavon but was still pleased with the performance his players put in....

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Moa: Victory at Aberavon is a confidence booster

Moa: Victory at Aberavon is a confidence booster

Sunday 17th September 2023

​Back-row Ben Moa says that winning away at 'a top-four club' like Aberavon will help confidence grow massively....

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Jarvis remains modest after penalty heroics

Jarvis remains modest after penalty heroics

Sunday 10th September 2023

​Match-winner Matthew Jarvis claimed he was simply doing his job after his excellent long-range penalty secured a battling victory over Swansea at Pontypool Park....

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Jones: Lessons to learn from Merthyr defeat

Jones: Lessons to learn from Merthyr defeat

Friday 25th August 2023

​Pontypool rounded off their pre-season campaign with a physical encounter with Merthyr under the lights at Pontypool Park....

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Pooler secure signing of scrum-half Flanagan

Pooler secure signing of scrum-half Flanagan

Thursday 17th August 2023

​Pontypool is pleased to welcome the arrival of scrum-half Matthew Flanagan from Ebbw Vale....

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Jones: We can take confidence from performance

Jones: We can take confidence from performance

Tuesday 15th August 2023

​Leighton Jones was pleased with the way his players battled as Pontypool began preparation for life in the Indigo Premiership with a trip to Sardis Road....

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Lewis happy to be back in action

Lewis happy to be back in action

Sunday 13th August 2023

​Pontypool visited Sardis Road for the first time in 11 years as they opened the pre-season account with a narrow defeat to Indigo Premiership rivals Pontypridd....

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​Pooler strengthen squad with eight new additions

​Pooler strengthen squad with eight new additions

Saturday 01st July 2023

Pontypool is pleased to welcome eight new players to the squad ahead of what is sure to be a challenging season back in the Indigo Premiership....

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​Pontypool confirm retained list

​Pontypool confirm retained list

Saturday 01st July 2023

Pontypool is pleased to confirm that 29 players have committed their futures to the club and will be part of the squad ahead of our return to the Indigo Premiership....

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​Matthews continues as club captain

​Matthews continues as club captain

Saturday 01st July 2023

Scott Matthews will continue as Pontypool RFC captain for the upcoming season....

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New season, new kit van

New season, new kit van

Saturday 01st July 2023

​Pontypool RFC is delighted to announce that Maben Vehicle Hire is providing the Club with a kit van to transport kit, equipment and medical supplies for the upcoming season in the Indigo Premiership....

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Pre-season taking shape

Pre-season taking shape

Wednesday 21st June 2023

​Plans are already well underway for the pre-season preparations as Pontypool prepare for a long-awaited return to the Indigo Premiership....

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Eight players to depart this summer

Eight players to depart this summer

Tuesday 20th June 2023

Pontypool RFC can confirm that eight players will depart the club this summer following the end of the 2022/23 WRU Admiral National Championship season....

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Club awarded Freedom of Torfaen

Club awarded Freedom of Torfaen

Tuesday 13th June 2023

Pontypool has been awarded the Freedom of Torfaen following a memorable double-winning season....

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Trio named in U20 World Cup squad

Trio named in U20 World Cup squad

Wednesday 07th June 2023

Interim Wales U20 head coach Mark Jones has included Sam Scarfe, Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths and Huw Anderson in his squad for this summer’s U20 World Cup....

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Trio earn Dragons contracts after impressive season of development

Trio earn Dragons contracts after impressive season of development

Sunday 28th May 2023

​Pontypool RFC is proud that the development of youngsters Sam Scarfe, Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths and Huw Anderson has been rewarded with Senior Academy contracts with the Dragons....

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Jones delighted to play part in season run-in

Jones delighted to play part in season run-in

Wednesday 24th May 2023

​Marcus Jones revealed he was happy to be part of the end of season games as Pontypool sealed a historic unbeaten season in the WRU Admiral National Championship....

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Jones: Finally time to celebrate achievments

Jones: Finally time to celebrate achievments

Sunday 21st May 2023

​Head coach Leighton Jones admitted it was finally time to celebrate the achievements of the season after ending the campaign with a comprehensive victory over Ystalyfera....

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Connor 'not surprised' by Ystrad display

Connor 'not surprised' by Ystrad display

Thursday 18th May 2023

​Shaun Connor was not surprised by the performance that Ystrad Rhondda produced against Pontypool in the dramatic victory at Gelligaled Park on Tuesday evening....

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Langdon: That's why we do it

Langdon: That's why we do it

Wednesday 17th May 2023

​Moments like Tuesday’s last-gasp winner against Ystrad Rhondda is what players look for when they start playing rugby, according to match winner Dai Langdon....

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Jones lavishes praise on club 'environment'

Jones lavishes praise on club 'environment'

Sunday 14th May 2023

​Leighton Jones was full of praise for his coaches and players as they swept Cardiff Met aside to clinch the WRU Admiral National Championship title....

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Powell reveals secret to trademark runs

Powell reveals secret to trademark runs

Thursday 11th May 2023

Mathew Powell revealed the trick to his trademark jinking runs that Pontypool fans have become used to seeing often this season....

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Connor pleased to be back with Pontypool

Connor pleased to be back with Pontypool

Sunday 07th May 2023

​Shaun Connor was delighted to be back in the dugout as Pontypool capped their final home game of the season with an emphatic victory over Beddau....

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Jones was prepared for 'tough' Narberth test

Jones was prepared for 'tough' Narberth test

Monday 01st May 2023

​Head coach Leighton Jones admitted he was ready for a “tough game” at Narberth....

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Matthews: Results are key

Matthews: Results are key

Monday 01st May 2023

​Captain Scott Matthews believes it’s all about results over performance at this stage of the season....

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Lloyd: Cup triumph is whole club success

Lloyd: Cup triumph is whole club success

Tuesday 25th April 2023

​Peter Lloyd insists everyone connected to the club played their part in the WRU Championship Cup final victory over Ystrad Rhondda at the Principality Stadium on Sunday....

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Herbert: Togetherness carries us through

Herbert: Togetherness carries us through

Tuesday 18th April 2023

​Mike Herbert insists you can never write Pontypool off after they came from behind to beat Bargoed at Bargoed Park....

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Langdon happy with second-half comeback

Langdon happy with second-half comeback

Sunday 16th April 2023

​Pontypool had to come from behind to claim a third win of the season against Bargoed in the WRU Admiral National Championship....

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Tickets for cup final to go on sale

Tickets for cup final to go on sale

Tuesday 11th April 2023

We are delighted to confirm ticketing details for our upcoming trip to the Principality Stadium. Tickets will go on sale on the club website at 10:00am on Wednesday 12 April....

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Jones delighted to make cup final

Jones delighted to make cup final

Tuesday 04th April 2023

​Leighton Jones admitted that Pontypool weren’t at their best against Neath in the semi-final of the WRU Championship Cup but praised the togetherness of the squad as they dug in deep to secure their place in Cardiff in a few weeks’ tim...

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Roles reversed as Jarvis boots Pooler into final

Roles reversed as Jarvis boots Pooler into final

Sunday 02nd April 2023

​Four years ago, Matthew Jarvis kicked a last-minute penalty in Ebbw Vale that denied Pontypool a place in the WRU National Cup final, at the expense of Merthyr....

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Pontypool call was final piece of puzzle for new boy Randall

Pontypool call was final piece of puzzle for new boy Randall

Monday 27th March 2023

​There was a new face in the team against TATA Steel RFC.
Lance Randall came into the second row for his debut, partnering Ashley Sweet who he spent time with playing at Ebbw Vale RFC....

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Anderson pleased with development at Pontypool

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....

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Mixed emotions for Hughes on return from injury

Mixed emotions for Hughes on return from injury

Sunday 26th March 2023

​Darren Hughes revealed he was both “excited and nervous” ahead of his return to action against TATA Steel RFC....

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Jones applauds TATA Steel performance

Jones applauds TATA Steel performance

Wednesday 22nd March 2023

​Leighton Jones was full of praise for TATA Steel as they “never took a backward step” and gave Pontypool a number of problems in their encounter at the Margam Sports Ground....

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Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths reveals what life is like on international duty

Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths reveals what life is like on international duty

Monday 20th March 2023

​While Pontypool have been playing for points in the WRU Admiral National Championship and marching into the last four of the WRU Championship Cup, young prop Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths has been representing Wales at the U20 Six Nations....

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Betts happy for chance to reach 50 milestone

Betts happy for chance to reach 50 milestone

Sunday 19th March 2023

​Gareth Betts admitted it was nice to reach 50 appearances for Pontypool after his surprise inclusion against TATA Steel RFC on Friday night....

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Captain's Column: March

Captain's Column: March

Sunday 12th March 2023

​We caught up with club captain Scott Matthews on the club’s recent form, the mood in the camp and the secret behind his highest try-scoring season to date....

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Sweet: We fight for each other

Sweet: We fight for each other

Friday 10th March 2023

​Ashley Sweet has spoken of the togetherness within the squad and how they band together when the going gets tough....

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Connor praises Pooler's powerful pack

Connor praises Pooler's powerful pack

Sunday 05th March 2023

Shaun Connor believes the forward pack were influential as Pontypool bagged a bonus-point victory over Trebanos, playing with 14 men for over 50 minutes....

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Scarfe pleased with personal development

Scarfe pleased with personal development

Thursday 23rd February 2023

​Sam Scarfe is pleased with what he has learned in his time at Pontypool that has led him to lining up for Wales against England in the U20 Six Nations....

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Jones not looking too far ahead

Jones not looking too far ahead

Wednesday 22nd February 2023

​The players and coaches are not taking anything for granted insists head coach Leighton Jones despite securing a hard-fought victory against Neath RFC in the top-of-the-table clash....

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Jones applauds 'best support in the country'

Jones applauds 'best support in the country'

Saturday 18th February 2023

​Leighton Jones heaped praise on the supporters as they once again travelled in their droves to help inspire the team to a morale-boosting victory over title rivals Neath RFC at The Gnoll....

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Darren Hughes closing in on rugby return

Darren Hughes closing in on rugby return

Tuesday 14th February 2023

​Darren Hughes is eyeing a return to action in the next few weeks following a long absence due to injury....

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Jarvis pleased with improved second-half display

Jarvis pleased with improved second-half display

Sunday 12th February 2023

​Matthew Jarvis feels Pooler added a clinical edge to their finishing in the second half as they enjoyed a bonus-point victory over Narberth RFC in the WRU Admiral National Championship....

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Mixed feelings for Jones after game of two halves

Mixed feelings for Jones after game of two halves

Tuesday 07th February 2023

​Leighton Jones was delighted with the first-half performance against Cross Keys RFC but admitted he was left frustrated by the display after the break....

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Lloyd hoping for more evening games

Lloyd hoping for more evening games

Sunday 05th February 2023

​Peter Lloyd relished the chance to play on a Friday night under the lights at Pontypool Park and is hoping to do it again soon....

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Jones: International selection 'great' for duo

Jones: International selection 'great' for duo

Saturday 04th February 2023

​Leighton Jones was delighted for young duo Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths and Sam Scarfe as they both represented Wales in their U20 Six Nations opener in Colwyn Bay last night....

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Jones applauds squad's qualities

Jones applauds squad's qualities

Saturday 28th January 2023

​Leighton Jones once again praised the fitness and competitiveness of the squad as a late surge saw Pontypool RFC come from behind to secure a hard-fought victory over Bargoed RFC and progress to the last four of the WRU Championship Cup....

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Powell couldn't wait to get going again

Powell couldn't wait to get going again

Tuesday 17th January 2023

​Winger Mathew Powell was pleased to get back into the action in the win over Maesteg Harlequins RFC after six weeks away from the field....

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Captain's Column: January

Captain's Column: January

Wednesday 11th January 2023

We caught up with club captain Scott Matthews to find out how it felt to return to the pitch after a five-week break and look back at the final couple of fixtures of 2022....

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Davies was confident of clinching bonus point

Davies was confident of clinching bonus point

Tuesday 10th January 2023

​Callum Davies always felt Pontypool RFC would find a way to pick up the bonus point in the second half against Cardiff Met RFC....

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Jones pleased to secure win on rugby return

Jones pleased to secure win on rugby return

Saturday 07th January 2023

It was result over performance against Cardiff Met RFC for head coach Leighton Jones as Pontypool RFC marked their return to action with a battling victory....

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Ethan Davies finds donor match

Ethan Davies finds donor match

Tuesday 20th December 2022

​Pontypool RFC full-back Ethan Davies has found a stem cell match in his battle with cancer....

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Rosser pleased to finally get on the scoresheet

Rosser pleased to finally get on the scoresheet

Monday 05th December 2022

​Ewan Rosser was delighted to break his try-scoring “drought” with superb hat-trick in comfortable victory over Gwent rivals Bedwas RFC in the WRU Admiral National Championship....

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Jones pleased with win but admits to frustrations

Jones pleased with win but admits to frustrations

Sunday 04th December 2022

​Pontypool RFC continued their perfect league record with a bonus-point victory over Bedwas RFC, however, head coach Leighton Jones insists there are still plenty of areas to improve on....

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Scrum-half Jones joins up with Pooler

Scrum-half Jones joins up with Pooler

Friday 02nd December 2022

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of scrum-half Dai Jones....

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Smith praises "special" teammates

Smith praises "special" teammates

Tuesday 15th November 2022

​Deon Smith hailed his teammates as “a special group” after their stunning comeback against promotion and title rivals Bargoed RFC at Pontypool Park....

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Jones praises fitness of squad in Pooler comeback

Jones praises fitness of squad in Pooler comeback

Sunday 13th November 2022

​Leighton Jones credited the fitness of the squad as Pontypool RFC came from behind to secure a remarkable comeback victory over Bargoed RFC in the WRU Admiral National Championship....

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Captain's Column: November

Captain's Column: November

Thursday 10th November 2022

​We caught up with club captain Scott Matthews as he discussed his start to the season, his return to action and the upcoming clash against title rivals Bargoed RFC....

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Pontypool draw Bargoed in cup quarter-final

Pontypool draw Bargoed in cup quarter-final

Wednesday 09th November 2022

​Pontypool RFC will travel to Bargoed RFC in the quarter-finals of the WRU Championship Cup early next year....

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Much-improved performance delights Jones

Much-improved performance delights Jones

Thursday 03rd November 2022

​Leighton Jones was pleased with the response from his players as they swept Glamorgan Wanderers RFC aside in the WRU Admiral National Championship....

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Lewis pleased to mark milestone with victory

Lewis pleased to mark milestone with victory

Saturday 29th October 2022

​It was a memorable weekend for centre Pat Lewis as he marked his 50th appearance with a try as Pontypool RFC ran riot at the Memorial Ground....

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Matthews reveals mixed feelings from victory

Matthews reveals mixed feelings from victory

Tuesday 25th October 2022

​Scott Matthews lamented a frustrating display from Pontypool but was pleased with the character shown to dig in and grind out a victory over Ystrad Rhondda RFC....

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Jones: The best team lost

Jones: The best team lost

Sunday 23rd October 2022

Leighton Jones feels his side were lucky to claim victory over a spirited and organised Ystrad Rhondda RFC in the WRU Admiral National Championship yesterday....

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Matthews delighted to make injury return

Matthews delighted to make injury return

Tuesday 18th October 2022

​Club captain Scott Matthews was delighted to be back among the action as he made his return from injury against Narberth RFC in the WRU Championship Cup....

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Jones pleased with display in strong winds

Jones pleased with display in strong winds

Sunday 16th October 2022

​Leighton Jones complimented his team’s performance and tactical nous as they battled the strong winds as well as a spirited Narberth RFC in the opening round of the WRU Championship Cup....

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Smith: Standards are high this year

Smith: Standards are high this year

Monday 26th September 2022

​Deon Smith has enjoyed an excellent start to his Pontypool RFC career with three tries in as many games at the start of the WRU Admiral National Championship campaign....

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Jones praises character but eyes improvement

Jones praises character but eyes improvement

Saturday 24th September 2022

​Leighton Jones was critical of Pontypool RFC’s discipline but praised his players for their character to grind out a victory over promotion rivals Neath RFC....

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Eddie Butler in players' thoughts during Gwent derby

Eddie Butler in players' thoughts during Gwent derby

Wednesday 21st September 2022

​Matthew Jarvis revealed that the late great Eddie Butler was in the players’ thoughts ahead of the big Gwent derby victory over Cross Keys RFC at the weekend....

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Jones demands attacking improvement

Jones demands attacking improvement

Sunday 18th September 2022

​Leighton Jones called for more clinical finishing despite hitting eight tries in a dominant victory over Cross Keys in the Gwent derby....

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Babos delighted with debut display

Babos delighted with debut display

Tuesday 06th September 2022

​Dan Babos couldn’t hide his delight with how his Pontypool RFC debut turned in the WRU Admiral National Championship opener at Maesteg Harlequins RFC....

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Pontypool to hold swabbing event with DKMS for Ethan Davies

Pontypool to hold swabbing event with DKMS for Ethan Davies

Tuesday 06th September 2022

​Pontypool RFC will be holding a swabbing event, with blood cancer charity DKMS, for full-back Ethan Davies....

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Jones feels 'new buzz' at club this season

Jones feels 'new buzz' at club this season

Sunday 04th September 2022

​Leighton Jones admitted there is a “new buzz” around the team after opening the new WRU Admiral National Championship season in style with a thumping 50-3 victory at Maesteg Harlequins RFC....

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Please help Ethan Davies by becoming a DKMS donor today

Please help Ethan Davies by becoming a DKMS donor today

Wednesday 24th August 2022

Pontypool RFC is urgently calling on supporters aged 17-55 who are in general good health to register to become a blood stem cell donor with DKMS following Ethan Davies’ courageous announcement that he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lympho...

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Babos pleased to get more minutes under his belt

Babos pleased to get more minutes under his belt

Sunday 14th August 2022

​Scrum-half Dan Babos feels he is settling in well after getting another run-out in the comeback victory over Llandovery RFC on Saturday....

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Connor delighted with character in Llandovery comeback

Connor delighted with character in Llandovery comeback

Saturday 13th August 2022

Shaun Connor was pleased to see the energy and character that his players showed as they fought back to claim a thrilling victory at Llandovery RFC....

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Jones pleased with performance in opening friendly

Jones pleased with performance in opening friendly

Sunday 07th August 2022

​Leighton Jones was delighted to see how quickly his squad has gelled after a thumping start to pre-season with a commanding victory at Dings Crusaders RFC....

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Young trio sign development deals with Pontypool

Young trio sign development deals with Pontypool

Friday 05th August 2022

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to confirm the signing of a group of young stars on development deals....

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Callum Davies returns to reinforce Pooler back row

Callum Davies returns to reinforce Pooler back row

Tuesday 02nd August 2022

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the return of experienced back row Callum Davies from WRU Admiral National Championship rivals Bargoed RFC....

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Pontypool bring in teenage prop Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths

Pontypool bring in teenage prop Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths

Friday 15th July 2022

​Teenager Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths has joined Pontypool RFC for the upcoming season from Dragons RFC....

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Pontypool welcome addition of Kelvyn Williams

Pontypool welcome addition of Kelvyn Williams

Wednesday 13th July 2022

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Kelvyn Williams from Indigo Premiership outfit Merthyr RFC....

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Pooler strengthen backs with addition of versatile David Langdon

Pooler strengthen backs with addition of versatile David Langdon

Monday 11th July 2022

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to add outside-half David Langdon to the squad as the fifth signing of the summer following his exit from WRU Admiral National Championship rivals Neath RFC....

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Pontypool bolster front row with arrival of Tom Piper

Pontypool bolster front row with arrival of Tom Piper

Sunday 10th July 2022

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce prop Tom Piper as the latest summer signing, from Indigo Premiership runners-up Newport RFC....

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Mathew Powell completes permanent move to Pontypool

Mathew Powell completes permanent move to Pontypool

Friday 08th July 2022

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to confirm the signing of Newport RFC winger Mathew Powell, who featured for the club at the back end of last season....

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Pooler boost attacking power with Deon Smith

Pooler boost attacking power with Deon Smith

Wednesday 06th July 2022

​Pontypool RFC is delighted to announce the signing of winger Deon Smith, who will add real firepower to an already potent attacking force....

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Dan Babos becomes first signing of the summer

Dan Babos becomes first signing of the summer

Monday 04th July 2022

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of scrum-half Dan Babos from Dragons Rugby as the club’s first signing ahead of the WRU Admiral National Championship 2022/23 season....

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Pontypool join partnership to aid local rugby development

Pontypool join partnership to aid local rugby development

Thursday 26th May 2022

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Coleg Gwent and Torfaen Leisure Trust that will provide Torfaen students with the opportunity to experience professional rugby development alongside full-time study as part of an i...

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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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First-half performance delights Matthews

First-half performance delights Matthews

Monday 02nd May 2022

​Scott Matthews was pleased with a dominant first-half display against Cardiff Met RFC but was frustrated as loose kicking allowed the Archers back into the game after the break....

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Jones pleased to pick up bonus-point win at difficult Cardiff Met RFC

Jones pleased to pick up bonus-point win at difficult Cardiff Met RFC

Saturday 30th April 2022

Leighton Jones was delighted to pick up maximum points in the capital after coming up against a spirited and energetic Cardiff Met RFC at a sunshine-filled Cyncoed Campus....

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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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Jones happy to see players put new tactics to practice

Jones happy to see players put new tactics to practice

Saturday 16th April 2022

​Leighton Jones was pleased with the style of rugby Pontypool RFC produced as they claimed bragging rights in the derby against Cross Keys RFC....

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Price praises team performance against Bedwas

Price praises team performance against Bedwas

Saturday 09th April 2022

​Garin Price was at the double as Pontypool RFC recorded an impressive victory over Bedwas RFC and the lock showered praise on his teammates as they got back to winning ways....

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Second-half showing pleases Quick

Second-half showing pleases Quick

Saturday 09th April 2022

​Andrew Quick was delighted with the second-half display as Pontypool RFC bounced back from disappointment last weekend to secure a deserved victory against Bedwas RFC in the WRU Admiral National Championship....

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Jones: It was not acceptable

Jones: It was not acceptable

Saturday 02nd April 2022

​Leighton Jones did not hold back in his criticism of himself and his players as Pontypool RFC were beaten at league leaders Bargoed RFC....

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Jones not looking too far ahead

Jones not looking too far ahead

Saturday 26th March 2022

​Leighton Jones insists he is taking games “week by week” following Pontypool RFC’s dominant victory over Ystrad Rhondda RFC in the WRU Admiral National Championship....

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Captain's Column

Captain's Column

Monday 21st March 2022

With the fixture list providing a long run of fixtures for the coming weeks, we thought it was the perfect time to catch up with captain Scott Matthews.

In his first column of the year the skipper expressed his frustrations at not being able to pl...

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Lewis looking to make up for the lost time

Lewis looking to make up for the lost time

Saturday 19th March 2022

​Wing wizard Lloyd Lewis is looking to build some momentum as Pontypool RFC face a hectic fixture schedule for the first time this season....

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Herbert thrilled to be back in action

Herbert thrilled to be back in action

Tuesday 15th March 2022

​Mike Herbert was delighted to be back out on the pitch as he returned to the team to help Pontypool RFC complete a second-half comeback against Trebanos RFC in the WRU Admiral National Championship....

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Tough start did not surprise Jones

Tough start did not surprise Jones

Saturday 12th March 2022

Leighton Jones was not surprised by the tough start against Trebanos RFC following a six-week period without a game for Pontypool RFC....

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Lewis: I'll play anywhere for Pontypool RFC

Lewis: I'll play anywhere for Pontypool RFC

Monday 31st January 2022

​Pat Lewis is willing to play in any position for Pontypool RFC after moving to the wing and bagging the opening try in Saturday’s victory at Narberth RFC....

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Plenty to work on for Jones after Pooler edge past Narberth

Plenty to work on for Jones after Pooler edge past Narberth

Sunday 30th January 2022

​Leighton Jones was pleased to see his side grind their way to victory at Narberth but insisted there were plenty of things to work on....

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Ieuan Jones hoping to build momentum after postponements

Ieuan Jones hoping to build momentum after postponements

Monday 24th January 2022

​Ieuan Jones felt the win over Glamorgan Wanderers RFC was important for building momentum following the frustrating stop-start nature to the season....

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Wanderers impress Jones in big Pooler victory

Wanderers impress Jones in big Pooler victory

Sunday 23rd January 2022

​Leighton Jones was pleased to see Pontypool RFC pick up maximum points following a seven-week absence but reserved plenty of praise for visitors Glamorgan Wanderers RFC....

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Club Statement: Welsh Government Announcement

Club Statement: Welsh Government Announcement

Friday 14th January 2022

​Pontypool RFC acknowledges today's announcement from Welsh Government that crowds will be able to return to sporting events from 21st January 2022. ...

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Jarvis pleased with performance on debut

Jarvis pleased with performance on debut

Friday 10th December 2021

​Matthew Jarvis was pleased with the team’s performance as he made his long-awaited debut for Pontypool RFC in front of a packed out The Ray Prosser Stand....

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Jones pleased with players' reaction

Jones pleased with players' reaction

Sunday 05th December 2021

​Head coach Leighton Jones felt his side took “a big step towards the style we want to play” as they swept TATA Steel RFC aside at Pontypool Park....

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Pooler bring in Scott Evans and Ross Jones to strengthen front row

Pooler bring in Scott Evans and Ross Jones to strengthen front row

Thursday 25th November 2021

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the double signing of Scott Evans and Ross Jones to help strengthen the front row as the club look to build on the opening day win in the WRU Admiral National Championship....

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The Captain's Column

The Captain's Column

Tuesday 23rd November 2021

It was obviously a really epic day. It was good to be back at the Park. We wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than the Park on the first day back....

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Jarvis eager to return after freak injury

Jarvis eager to return after freak injury

Saturday 20th November 2021

​Matthew Jarvis signed for Pontypool RFC in August but on the opening day of the WRU Admiral National Championship, he spent the game in the dugout rather than on the field....

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Jones pleased that Pooler show no cause for concern

Jones pleased that Pooler show no cause for concern

Sunday 14th November 2021

​Leighton Jones was pleased to see Pontypool RFC put to bed any worries they may have had about being “undercooked” with a thumping six-try win over Maesteg Harlequins RFC at Pontypool Park....

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The Captain's Column

The Captain's Column

Thursday 11th November 2021

​We sat down with club captain Scott Matthews ahead of the new season to discuss what has happened over the last two years....

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POOLER EXCITED FOR RETURN OF SUPPORTERS TO NEW-LOOK Pontypool Park

POOLER EXCITED FOR RETURN OF SUPPORTERS TO NEW-LOOK Pontypool Park

Saturday 06th November 2021

​Pontypool RFC are excited to be welcoming supporters back to Pontypool Park next week for the first time in nearly two years....

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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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POOLER BOLSTER BACK ROW WITH SIGNING OF CAMERON REGAN FROM EBBW VALE

POOLER BOLSTER BACK ROW WITH SIGNING OF CAMERON REGAN FROM EBBW VALE

Friday 15th October 2021

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Cameron Regan from Ebbw Vale RFC to strengthen the back row ahead of the 2021-22 WRU Specsavers National Championship season, which gets underway next month....

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Aaron Coundley to retire after illustrious playing career

Aaron Coundley to retire after illustrious playing career

Saturday 09th October 2021

It is with deep regret that Pontypool RFC today announces the retirement of loosehead prop, Aaron Coundley....

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Pooler conclude recruitment drive with the signing of Super League title winner, Ben Flower

Pooler conclude recruitment drive with the signing of Super League title winner, Ben Flower

Monday 27th September 2021

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Ben Flower ahead of the 2021-2022 WRU Specsavers National Championship season....

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Pooler strengthen backs with the signing of Wales Sevens prospect, Jay Jones

Pooler strengthen backs with the signing of Wales Sevens prospect, Jay Jones

Sunday 26th September 2021

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Jay Jones, who arrives at the club from the Wales International Sevens team ahead of the 2021-2022 season....

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Pooler looks to the future with the signing of Dragons Academy back row, Sam Scarfe

Pooler looks to the future with the signing of Dragons Academy back row, Sam Scarfe

Saturday 25th September 2021

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Dragons Academy back row, Sam Scarfe, as the club continues to prepare for the return of league rugby....

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Adam Brown returns to Pontypool RFC in dual physiotherapy and player role

Adam Brown returns to Pontypool RFC in dual physiotherapy and player role

Friday 24th September 2021

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Brown as the club’s co-lead physiotherapist. Brown, who qualified as a physiotherapist in 2010, will also provide second-row cover for the squad after a considerable playing career in...

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Pooler sign Garin Price from Newport RFC to strengthen back row

Pooler sign Garin Price from Newport RFC to strengthen back row

Thursday 26th August 2021

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Garin Price from Newport RFC, as the club continues to strengthen its squad ahead of next season....

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Pooler secure signing of Mike hale to complete scrum-half line up

Pooler secure signing of Mike hale to complete scrum-half line up

Wednesday 25th August 2021

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Mike Hale, as the scrum-half returns to Wales after completing a Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management degree at the University of the West of England....

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Pooler strengthen front row with the signing of Cardiff RFC prop, Peter Lloyd

Pooler strengthen front row with the signing of Cardiff RFC prop, Peter Lloyd

Monday 23rd August 2021

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Peter Lloyd, as the club strengthens its front row options in preparation for the forthcoming league campaign....

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Pooler strengthen second row with the signing of Ebbw Vale captain, Ashley Sweet

Pooler strengthen second row with the signing of Ebbw Vale captain, Ashley Sweet

Sunday 22nd August 2021

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Ashley Sweet from Ebbw Vale RFC, as the club looks to build on a strong showing in the truncated 2019-2020 season....

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Ethan Davies returns to Pontypool RFC following stellar Wales Sevens career

Ethan Davies returns to Pontypool RFC following stellar Wales Sevens career

Saturday 21st August 2021

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Ethan Davies, who joins the club from the Wales International Sevens set-up, ahead of next season....

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Pontypool RFC bolsters backs division with the signing Matthew Jarvis

Pontypool RFC bolsters backs division with the signing Matthew Jarvis

Friday 20th August 2021

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of established WRU Indigo Premiership back, Matthew Jarvis from Merthyr RFC, ahead of next season....

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Message from Pontypool RFC following 2020-2021 season cancellation

Message from Pontypool RFC following 2020-2021 season cancellation

Sunday 20th December 2020

Pontypool RFC's chief executive officer comments following the news on Friday that the Welsh Rugby Union has cancelled the 2020-2021 league programme....

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End of season message from Peter and Ben Jeffreys

End of season message from Peter and Ben Jeffreys

Sunday 22nd March 2020

​Customarily, our end of season message to you is written in the month of May. But this is no ordinary end of season message and these are most certainly no ordinary times we live in....

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Lewis relishes Friday night showdown with Bedwas RFC

Lewis relishes Friday night showdown with Bedwas RFC

Thursday 30th January 2020

Pontypool RFC winger, Lloyd Lewis, says the club will take the game to Bedwas RFC, when the two teams meet at Pontypool Park on Friday night. The fixture, the first time the two teams will have met since January 2016, comes just six days after the cl...

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Pooler swoop to bring in back, Lewis Barnett, ahead of cup quarter-final

Pooler swoop to bring in back, Lewis Barnett, ahead of cup quarter-final

Friday 24th January 2020

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Lewis Barnett from Penallta RFC, as the club prepare to face Carmarthen Quins in the quarter-finals of the WRU National Cup....

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Walsh looks forward to an exciting end to the month

Walsh looks forward to an exciting end to the month

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

​Pontypool RFC full-back, Geraint Walsh, believes the squad are ready for an exciting end to the month, as the club prepare to host Carmarthen Quins RFC and Bedwas RFC at Pontypool Park, writes Andrew Deering....

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Scott Matthews column

Scott Matthews column

Friday 10th January 2020

​Last weekend we were pleased to claim a 62-14 victory over a Beddau side that kept playing right up until the final whistle. There were a number of pleasing aspects to a performance that was made possible by a good training week....

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​Pooler strengthens back-row options with the signing of Ieuan Jones

​Pooler strengthens back-row options with the signing of Ieuan Jones

Sunday 01st September 2019

PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 1st September 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Ieuan Jones from Cross Keys RFC, with the start of the 2019-2020 WRU Specsavers Championship now under a week away....

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Pooler recruit talented local flanker, Adam Stratton

Pooler recruit talented local flanker, Adam Stratton

Friday 30th August 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 30th August 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Adam Stratton from Pontypool United RFC, with the start of the 2019-2020 WRU Specsavers Championship now moving into view....

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Pooler add fly-half, Richard Powell, to their squad ahead of promotion push

Pooler add fly-half, Richard Powell, to their squad ahead of promotion push

Sunday 25th August 2019

PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 25th August 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Richard Powell from Merthyr RFC, as the club edges closer to the start of the 2019-2020 WRU Specsavers Championship campaign....

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Pooler recruit young lock, Luke Fleming-Jones

Pooler recruit young lock, Luke Fleming-Jones

Thursday 22nd August 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 22nd August 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Luke Fleming-Jones from Usk RFC as the club prepare for the start of the 2019-2020 Specsavers Championship campaign....

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Pooler add depth to their back division with the signing of centre, Duan Thomas

Pooler add depth to their back division with the signing of centre, Duan Thomas

Wednesday 21st August 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 21st August 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Duan Thomas from the Dragons Academy, with the start of the 2019-2020 WRU Specsavers Championship now just weeks away....

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Jeffreys backs Pooler to bounce back from play-off heartache

Jeffreys backs Pooler to bounce back from play-off heartache

Thursday 11th July 2019

​Pontypool RFC chief executive officer, Ben Jeffreys, believes the club is ready to put the disappointment of last season behind them as they prepare for another tilt at promotion to the Indigo Premiership. ...

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Pooler move to bring in highly-rated Monmouth RFC duo

Pooler move to bring in highly-rated Monmouth RFC duo

Tuesday 25th June 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 25th June 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signings of Zenon Szwagrzak and Amosa Nove from Monmouth RFC ahead of the 2019-2020 Specsavers National Championship campaign. ...

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Marcus Jones makes his Pontypool Park stay permanent

Marcus Jones makes his Pontypool Park stay permanent

Friday 21st June 2019

PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 21st June 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Marcus Jones from Blaenavon RFC as the club prepare for the start of the 2019- 2020 WRU National Championship season....

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Pat Lewis returns for his second spell at Pontypool Park

Pat Lewis returns for his second spell at Pontypool Park

Thursday 20th June 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 20th June 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Pat Lewis from Penallta RFC for the club's crucial 2019-2020 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Pooler swoop for former Dragons scrum-half, Owain Leonard, ahead of the new season

Pooler swoop for former Dragons scrum-half, Owain Leonard, ahead of the new season

Wednesday 19th June 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 19th June 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Owain Leonard from Cross Keys RFC for the club's crucial 2019-2020 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Pooler bolster their front-row options with the capture of Sam Cochrane

Pooler bolster their front-row options with the capture of Sam Cochrane

Tuesday 18th June 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 18th June 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Sam Cochrane from Bedwas RFC ahead of what will be the club's eighth season in the WRU National Championship. ...

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Pooler secure the signature of prop Scott Evans ahead of the 2019-2020 season

Pooler secure the signature of prop Scott Evans ahead of the 2019-2020 season

Monday 17th June 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 17th June 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Scott Evans from Cross Keys RFC ahead of the 2019-2020 WRU National Championship season....

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Pooler strengthen their pack options with the acquisition of Rhys Clarke

Pooler strengthen their pack options with the acquisition of Rhys Clarke

Sunday 16th June 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 16th June 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Rhys Clarke from Ebbw Vale RFC as the club go in search of its fourth consecutive WRU National Championship title. ...

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Pontypool RFC retain 27 squad members for Premiership promotion push

Pontypool RFC retain 27 squad members for Premiership promotion push

Saturday 15th June 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 15th June 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that 27 players from the squad that recorded a second successive unbeaten WRU National Championship campaign last season, will remain at Pontypool Park for the club&rsqu...

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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 release pre-season friendlies schedule ahead of 2019-2020 campaign

Pontypool release pre-season friendlies schedule ahead of 2019-2020 campaign

Wednesday 12th June 2019

​PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 12th June 2019 - Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the club’s pre-season friendlies schedule in preparation for the 2019-2020 WRU National Championship season....

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Tickets now on sale for Pooler's end of season presentation dinner

Tickets now on sale for Pooler's end of season presentation dinner

Sunday 19th May 2019

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that tickets are now available to purchase for the club’s end of season presentation dinner, which will be held at the Parkway Hotel and Spa on Friday 7th June 2019....

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Walsh targets a 'special' end to the season

Walsh targets a 'special' end to the season

Wednesday 15th May 2019

​Geraint Walsh exudes many of the same traits in conversation that he does on the rugby field. Walsh, who turns 31 next week, joined Pontypool RFC last summer after a trophy-laden stint at Sardis Road with Pontypridd RFC that was briefly punctuated...

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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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Message from Pooler CEO, Ben Jeffreys, following Principality Premiership play-off announcement

Message from Pooler CEO, Ben Jeffreys, following Principality Premiership play-off announcement

Tuesday 07th May 2019

Since today’s announcement was made regarding the date and venue of Pontypool RFC’s crucial Principality Premiership play-off, we have observed a number of supporters expression concern about not being able to make the match due to logist...

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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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Lewis looks for improvement from Pooler ahead of Bedlinog away day

Lewis looks for improvement from Pooler ahead of Bedlinog away day

Thursday 18th April 2019

Although we recorded a 38-21 victory over Bedlinog RFC last Saturday, the general consensus within the squad was that the performance wasn't good enough. Standards did drop off during the game but I would like to think that is a rare occurrence for u...

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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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Lewis backs Pooler to kick on as Jones prepares for Maesteg homecoming

Lewis backs Pooler to kick on as Jones prepares for Maesteg homecoming

Friday 01st March 2019

​Pontypool RFC fly-half Matthew Lewis says the club is ready to kick on ahead of the end of season run in. The stand-off, 20, believes the club's supporters will see a greater intensity from the team over the next couple of months, as the squad cha...

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Lampitt aims to hit top form ahead of end of season run in

Lampitt aims to hit top form ahead of end of season run in

Tuesday 26th February 2019

​As February draws to a close, it comes with the realisation that we are rapidly approaching the business end of the season. We have seven league games left to play and a National Cup quarter-final to contest. These are the times of the season that...

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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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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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Price eager to get 2019 underway as Pooler prepare to head west

Price eager to get 2019 underway as Pooler prepare to head west

Friday 18th January 2019

The club will finally play its first game of 2019 this weekend and as a squad, we are raring to go. Due to a game cancellation and postponement, the club has not played for a month but we couldn't have asked for a better fixture for our first one bac...

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Attwell takes pride from special 2018

Attwell takes pride from special 2018

Friday 11th January 2019

​Looking back on 2018, I think everyone involved with the club can be extremely proud of what was achieved. To finish the calendar year unbeaten in the WRU National Championship is something special....

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Jones relishes start of National Cup campaign

Jones relishes start of National Cup campaign

Thursday 10th January 2019

​Pontypool RFC head coach Leighton Jones is looking forward to getting the club's National Cup campaign underway after being drawn away to Cross Keys RFC in the second round of the competition....

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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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Pooler bolster front row options with the signing of Neath RFC hooker, Darren Hughes

Pooler bolster front row options with the signing of Neath RFC hooker, Darren Hughes

Thursday 15th November 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Darren Hughes from Neath RFC, in a move that will bolster the club’s front row options heading into the second half of one of the most important seasons in Welsh club rugby history....

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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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Meek continues to forge own path as Pooler prepare to head west

Meek continues to forge own path as Pooler prepare to head west

Thursday 18th October 2018

​The first time Kieran Meek consciously realised what his father, Nigel, used to do was in his early teens. It was during his time in the Abertillery RFC youth set-up that people started to take an interest in his development and noticed he showed ...

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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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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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Price makes his Pontypool Park stay permanent

Price makes his Pontypool Park stay permanent

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the permanent signing of Craig Price for the remainder of the club’s crucial 2018-2019 WRU National Championship campaign.

The 26-year-old prop originally joined the club on permit from Croesyceiliog RFC...

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Mahoney aims to kick on ahead of pivotal season

Mahoney aims to kick on ahead of pivotal season

Friday 31st August 2018

PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 31st August 2018 - By the time the referee blows his whistle to signal the start of Ystrad Rhondda RFC versus Pontypool RFC at Tyntyla Road on Saturday 1st September, 19 weeks would have passed since Pooler defeated Narberth R...

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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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Pooler bolster back-row options with acquisition of Keys’ captain, Scott Matthews

Pooler bolster back-row options with acquisition of Keys’ captain, Scott Matthews

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Scott Matthews from Cross Keys RFC for the club's crucial 2018-2019 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Pooler to sport 1983 Schweppes Cup winning replica jersey to celebrate 150th anniversary

Pooler to sport 1983 Schweppes Cup winning replica jersey to celebrate 150th anniversary

Friday 29th June 2018

Pontypool RFC is proud to unveil the club’s special commemorative jersey that will feature for the majority of fixtures throughout the pivotal 2018-2019 season, where last season’s National Championship ‘Invincibles’ will be s...

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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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Pooler bolsters youth division with Tomas Bainton and Talywain product, Luke Basham

Pooler bolsters youth division with Tomas Bainton and Talywain product, Luke Basham

Thursday 21st June 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signings of Tomas Bainton from Newbridge RFC and Luke Basham from Talywain RFC for the 2018-2019 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Pooler rewards powerful Dragons Academy product, Mahoney, with first club contract

Pooler rewards powerful Dragons Academy product, Mahoney, with first club contract

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Joel Mahoney from the Dragons Academy for the club’s 2018-2019 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Pooler reinforces backs options with the addition of Bargoed RFC’s Matthew Lewis

Pooler reinforces backs options with the addition of Bargoed RFC’s Matthew Lewis

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Matthew Lewis from the Dragons Academy for the club’s crucial 2018-2019 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Pooler strengthen backs division with ball-carrying centre, James Hussey

Pooler strengthen backs division with ball-carrying centre, James Hussey

Monday 18th June 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of James Hussey from Bournville RFC for the club’s 2018-2019 WRU National Championship campaign. ...

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Pooler add power and pace to backs division with the addition of Pontypridd RFC’s Geraint Walsh

Pooler add power and pace to backs division with the addition of Pontypridd RFC’s Geraint Walsh

Sunday 17th June 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of full-back, Geraint Walsh, from Pontypridd RFC for the 2018-2019 WRU National Championship campaign. ...

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Pooler sign Wales 7s standout, Lloyd Lewis, ahead of crunch National Championship campaign

Pooler sign Wales 7s standout, Lloyd Lewis, ahead of crunch National Championship campaign

Saturday 16th June 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Lloyd Lewis from the Dragons Academy for the club’s pivotal 2018-2019 WRU National Championship campaign. ...

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 Pooler sign experienced second-row, Danny Hodge, ahead of Premiership promotion push

Pooler sign experienced second-row, Danny Hodge, ahead of Premiership promotion push

Friday 15th June 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Danny Hodge from Old Redcliffians for the club’s crucial 2018-2019 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Pontypool RFC retain 30 ‘Invincible’ squad members for Premiership promotion push

Pontypool RFC retain 30 ‘Invincible’ squad members for Premiership promotion push

Friday 25th May 2018

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that 30 players from the squad that recorded an unbeaten WRU National Championship campaign this year, will remain at Pontypool Park for the club’s push to earn promotion back to the Principality Premiership...

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Luckwell relishing underdog tag ahead of National Cup clash versus Merthyr RFC

Luckwell relishing underdog tag ahead of National Cup clash versus Merthyr RFC

Monday 19th March 2018

Pontypool RFC head into their WRU National Cup quarter-final encounter with Merthyr RFC tomorrow, cast in the unfamiliar role of the underdog. ...

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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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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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Rob Nash and Dan Robinson to share captaining duties for Pooler's Championship title defence

Rob Nash and Dan Robinson to share captaining duties for Pooler's Championship title defence

Wednesday 30th August 2017

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Rob Nash and Dan Robinson will serve as the club’s captain and vice-captain, respectively, for the 2017-2018 WRU National Championship campaign....

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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 add physical edge to backs division with Bargoed centre, Prothero

Pontypool RFC add physical edge to backs division with Bargoed centre, Prothero

Monday 24th July 2017

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has signed Lewis Prothero for the 2017-2018 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Pontypool RFC to enter team in Talywain RFC Sevens competition

Pontypool RFC to enter team in Talywain RFC Sevens competition

Saturday 22nd July 2017

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club will enter a team in the 2017 Talywain RFC Sevens competition....

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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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Pooler squad enjoy the movies in Vue Cinema Cwmbran's new luxury seats

Pooler squad enjoy the movies in Vue Cinema Cwmbran's new luxury seats

Friday 23rd June 2017

Members of Pontypool RFC's squad had the opportunity to enjoy highlights of their emphatic WRU National Championship title winning campaign on the big screen last week as they celebrated the launch of Vue Cinema Cwmbran's luxurious new seating experi...

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Jones and Quick to continue driving Pooler’s backs division during Championship title defence

Jones and Quick to continue driving Pooler’s backs division during Championship title defence

Thursday 22nd June 2017

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Matthew Jones and Andrew Quick will continue to lead the club’s backs division when the new WRU National Championship campaign commences in September....

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Pontypool RFC appoint fan-favourite, Gareth Rusby-Davies, to team manager position

Pontypool RFC appoint fan-favourite, Gareth Rusby-Davies, to team manager position

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Pontypool RFC is delighted to announce that Gareth Rusby-Davies has been appointed as the club’s new team manager after calling time on a remarkable playing career....

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Pooler sign Swansea RFC scrum-half, Martin Luckwell, to strengthen backs ahead of new season

Pooler sign Swansea RFC scrum-half, Martin Luckwell, to strengthen backs ahead of new season

Tuesday 20th June 2017

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Martin Luckwell from Swansea RFC for the 2017-2018 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Pontypridd ‘Hall of Fame’ winger Owen Williams joins Pooler to bolster backs division

Pontypridd ‘Hall of Fame’ winger Owen Williams joins Pooler to bolster backs division

Monday 19th June 2017

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Pontypridd RFC ‘Half of Fame’ winger, Owen Williams, for the club’s WRU National Championship title defence next season....

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Pooler secure the signing of veteran back row forward Brendan Lampitt to aid Championship defence

Pooler secure the signing of veteran back row forward Brendan Lampitt to aid Championship defence

Sunday 18th June 2017

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has signed Brendan Lampitt for the 2017-2018 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Premiership lock Rhodri Jones returns to Pooler to help drive Championship title defence

Premiership lock Rhodri Jones returns to Pooler to help drive Championship title defence

Saturday 17th June 2017

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has signed Rhodri Jones from Newport RFC for the 2017-2018 WRU National Championship season....

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Dragons standout, Max Williams, re-allocated to Ebbw Vale RFC

Dragons standout, Max Williams, re-allocated to Ebbw Vale RFC

Friday 21st October 2016

Pontypool RFC today announces that Newport Gwent Dragons Academy standout, Max Williams, has been re-allocated to defending Principality Premiership champions - Ebbw Vale RFC - after impressing during his stint at Pooler this season....

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Pooler bolster squad with ten new arrivals to complete pre-season recruitment drive

Pooler bolster squad with ten new arrivals to complete pre-season recruitment drive

Sunday 28th August 2016

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has made a further ten squad additions, concluding the club’s pre-season recruitment drive in preparation for the 2016/17 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Pooler appoint Andrew Quick to newly created defence coach role for 2016/17 Championship campaign

Pooler appoint Andrew Quick to newly created defence coach role for 2016/17 Championship campaign

Thursday 28th July 2016

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Quick to the newly created role of defence coach for the 2016/17 WRU National Championship season....

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Pooler appoint Simon Church to lead strength and conditioning for 2016/17 National Championship push

Pooler appoint Simon Church to lead strength and conditioning for 2016/17 National Championship push

Wednesday 27th July 2016

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Church as the club’s head of strength and conditioning for the 2016/17 WRU National Championship campaign....

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Kieran Meek joins Pooler to strengthen backs department for 2016/17 SSE SWALEC Championship campaign

Kieran Meek joins Pooler to strengthen backs department for 2016/17 SSE SWALEC Championship campaign

Tuesday 26th July 2016

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Kieran Meek has joined the club for the 2016/17 SSE SWALEC Championship campaign....

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Pooler retain 24 players for 2016/17 SSE SWALEC Championship push

Pooler retain 24 players for 2016/17 SSE SWALEC Championship push

Saturday 21st May 2016

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the re-signing of 24 members of the team who achieved the club’s highest ever SSE SWALEC Championship points total last season....

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Pooler add six more players to complete recruitment

Pooler add six more players to complete recruitment

Friday 03rd July 2015

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has acquired a further six squad members ahead of the 2015/2016 SSE SWALEC Championship campaign, bringing Pooler’s number of new recruits to thirteen....

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Pooler bolster squad with seven new arrivals

Pooler bolster squad with seven new arrivals

Thursday 04th June 2015

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has acquired seven new squad members ahead of the 2015/2016 SSE SWALEC Championship campaign....

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Pooler re-sign 23 players for 2015/2016 season

Pooler re-sign 23 players for 2015/2016 season

Wednesday 03rd June 2015

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has re-signed 23 players from the squad that achieved a top five finish during last season’s SSE SWALEC Championship campaign for the 2015/2016 season....

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Pooler sign Aberavon tight-head, Ryan Harford

Pooler sign Aberavon tight-head, Ryan Harford

Wednesday 25th March 2015

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has signed experienced tight-head prop, Ryan Harford, from Aberavon RFC.
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Pooler Captain Parry to represent Barbarians

Pooler Captain Parry to represent Barbarians

Wednesday 10th December 2014

Pontypool RFC is delighted to announce that Ben Parry has been selected to represent the Barbarians against the Combined Services XV tomorrow evening in Bath....

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Pooler add ten more signings to playing squad

Pooler add ten more signings to playing squad

Thursday 04th September 2014

​Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has signed ten new squad members ahead of the new Swalec Championship season kicking off on Saturday....

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Pooler appoint Ben Parry as Captain for next season

Pooler appoint Ben Parry as Captain for next season

Saturday 16th August 2014

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has appointed Ben Parry as its captain for the 2014/2015 season....

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Pooler sign Jamie Jeune for next season

Pooler sign Jamie Jeune for next season

Monday 14th July 2014

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has signed Jamie Jeune for the 2014/2015 season....

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Pooler sign Tom Hancock for 2014/2015 season

Pooler sign Tom Hancock for 2014/2015 season

Friday 11th July 2014

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has signed Tom Hancock for the 2014/2015 season.
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Rob Nash re-joins Pooler for 2014/2015 season

Rob Nash re-joins Pooler for 2014/2015 season

Tuesday 01st July 2014

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has signed Rob Nash from English SSE National League 1 side Coventry RFC, for the 2014/2015 season....

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Pooler re-sign 23 players for 2014/2015 season

Pooler re-sign 23 players for 2014/2015 season

Tuesday 24th June 2014

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has re-signed 23 players for the 2014/2015 season from the squad that finished 4th in last season’s highly successful Swalec Championship campaign....

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Pooler announce seven new squad signings

Pooler announce seven new squad signings

Thursday 13th February 2014

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of seven new squad members for the remainder of the 2013/2014 season....

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Pooler squad receive full cardiac health assessments

Pooler squad receive full cardiac health assessments

Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Through a joint initiative between Newport Cardiac Centre and Medinet, the entire Pontypool RFC squad have received a full cardiac assessment to test for any potential susceptibility to Sudden Death Syndrome....

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Pooler make seven new squad acquisitions

Pooler make seven new squad acquisitions

Tuesday 25th June 2013

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that the club has signed seven new squad players for the 2013/2014 season....

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Pooler commence pre-season training ahead of 2013/2014 campaign

Pooler commence pre-season training ahead of 2013/2014 campaign

Monday 24th June 2013

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that pre-season training in preparation for the 2013/2014 season will commence on Tuesday 25th June, 2013....

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Pooler retain 23 players for 2013/2014 Championship campaign

Pooler retain 23 players for 2013/2014 Championship campaign

Thursday 13th June 2013

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that 23 players from the squad that won six of the club’s final seven 2012/2013 SWALEC Championship fixtures have re-signed for the 2013/2014 season....

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Luke Dyckhoff retains captaincy for 2013/14 Championship campaign

Luke Dyckhoff retains captaincy for 2013/14 Championship campaign

Tuesday 11th June 2013

Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Luke Dyckhoff will remain as Club Captain for the 2013/2014 season....

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