Pontypridd

  • Games Moved From Sardis Road While Surface Is Tested

    The WRU have announced that day one of the 2017 U18 International Series will now be held at Taffs Well and the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park rather than at Sardis Road, Pontypridd this Saturday. Due to recent issues surrounding the playing surface, it has been agreed with Pontypridd that it would be played elsewhere in order to ensure testing on the surface is as thorough as possible. Tests were required after seven Merthyr players complained of friction burns from the Sardis Road pitch and had pi...

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  • Blues Quality Not Quantity Approach To Cost Ponty & Cardiff

    Cardiff Blues are to run a much smaller but higher quality squad and end their policy of providing players free to charge to Pontypridd and Cardiff RFC, according to Wales Online. The Arms Park-based region currently employ no fewer than 65 players at senior and academy level. They plan to cut that figure back drastically for next season, by having 38-40 senior players, supported by a group of academy youngsters. At present, a number of Blues employees play the bulk of their rugby at Premiershi...

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  • Core Contracts for Wales Sevens

    ... contracting these core players. We are hopeful that halfway through the season we should start to see the benefits of having a settled and cohesive squad.” List of core contracted palyers below: Alex Cuthbert- Blues Richie Pugh- Scarlets Adam Thomas- Pontypridd Rhodri Gomer Davies- Scarlets Lee Williams- Scarlets Rhys Jones- Scarlets Nicky Griffiths- Jersey Alex Walker- Cardiff RFC Callum Thomas- Pontypridd Warren Davies- Swansea RFC Ifan Evans- Newport RFC Rhys Shellard- Cardiff RFC...

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  • New Ticketing System For Bedford Blues

    ... chance to print out their tickets at home rather than waiting for the postman to arrive. Tickets are already on sale for the Blues pre-season fixture against Premiership and European champions Saracens as well as the home clash with Welsh Premiership side Pontypridd. Bedford have teamed up with Eclipse Ticketing to provide a brand new service which allows fans to purchase tickets online and then print them off at home before heading to Goldington Road on match day where they will be scanned thr...

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  • Kooga Kit Out The Baa Baas

    ... Barbarians will wear the Kooga shirt for the first time against South Africa at Wembley Stadium on Saturday November 5. The Barbarians player and replica shirts will be available from October 1 from the Barbarians' website and all specialist rugby retailers. Pontypridd have also announced a three-year agreement with Japanese brand Mizuno this week. See also... Kit Brands Play Musical Chairs at RWC Kooga Deal Could Net Tigers £4.5m Over 6 Years New Brand Explosion Result of High Street Demise T...

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  • Steward Claims Damages From WRU After Pitch Invasion

    ... arguing it was only soft tissue damage - and Mr Day had not taken any time off work. But Mr Day said he had suffered increasing pain and swelling in his left calf and “couldn’t afford to take time off work”. District Judge Bethan Japheth, sitting at Pontypridd County Court, said the impact of the injury on Mr Day was his inability to run for a considerable period of time which in her view was a loss of amenity. She awarded Mr Day £5,500 in compensation as well as awarding him interest an...

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  • British And Irish Cup Gets Revamp

    ... Premiership clubs every chance of being highly competitive,” he said. “Our clubs have more than held their own in this competition, which sees them compete with full-time, professional clubs and provinces, with Cross Keys reaching last season’s final, Pontypridd reaching last year’s semi-final and Llanelli reaching the quarters on three occasions. “We are confident that this move will enhance our competitiveness in the British & Irish Cup and we look forward to some thrilling enco...

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  • Principality To Be Split Between East And West

    ... clubs and will need to be ratified by a Welsh Rugby Union board. Aberavon, Bridgend, Carmarthen Quins, Llandovery, Llanelli, Neath, RGC 1404 and Swansea will form the west. Holders Merthyr, Bargoed, Bedwas, Cardiff, Cross Keys, Ebbw Vale, Newport and Pontypridd are in the east. The clubs will play each other home and away in the first half of the season with more local derbies and less travel before all 16 sides join together, with points being carried over from the regional format. The sides w...

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  • New Valleys Region Proposed

    ... is aiming to become a region for the 2013-14 season. This would coincide with new contracts with the WRU for the running of professional regions in Wales. The team and playing side of the proposed Valleys region, which would be principally- based at Pontypridd’s Sardis Road, would be operated through a subsidiary of Valleys Rugby Community Benefit Society – a type of industrial provident society which would provide for community ownership in what is being described as the “people’s regi...

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  • WRU Cut Welsh Prem to 10

    ... Tonmawr, Pontypool and Carmarthen Quins will be moved down to the newly-formed National Championship League for next season. The  Premiership for the 2012/13 campaign will include Aberavon, Bedwas, Cardiff, Cross Keys, Llandovery, Llanelli, Neath, Newport, Pontypridd and Swansea. All 10 clubs having earned one of the WRU's `A` licences for a two-season period The selection process was based on agreed criteria, meritocracy over a six-year period since the inception of the off field criteria sys...

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