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Alun Granfield

For a long time now we have been charting the milestones in Dafydd Lockyer’s long career with Pontypridd RFC, and it is with great pleasure that we now ask you all to celebrate yet another one. In Saturday’s game against Bedwas the big man plays his 350th game for the club that he has served so well for so long.

We did lend him to Neath for a short while, but since returning to Pontypridd in the summer of 2009 and being made captain in 2014, Daf’s commitment to the club and the game has been phenomenal. He  remains larger than life on and off the pitch and doesn’t shy away from having a good time once the job has been completed.

Celebrating his testimonial year last season, Daf’s popularity with the team, management, supporters and those that who have played with and against him was clear for all to see.

Speaking to our commercial manager Emma Rogers at training on Thursday Daf said:

“Being part of this club means the world to me. Its really humbling to play with a great bunch of boys week in week out and to reach my 350th game is so special. My family watch the games and remain so supportive. I Can’t wait to the pull the jersey on and run out with my children and the boys at Sardis road, and cannot thank everyone enough for the great support I have had so far. Our rugby family is certainly unique, as are the supporters. The support we get means everything to the boys and I am sure that the terrace will be really vocal on Saturday as always. The Q&A in the clubhouse after the game will be interesting I’m sure, and I look forward to getting amongst the fans to share a beer.”

When he runs out on Saturday evening let’s all get to our feet and cheer him on as he passes one more fantastic milestone.