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3.9.2015 New Premiership campaign kicks off away at Llanelli

A new Premiership campaign gets underway for reigning champions Pontypridd with a trip out west to face Llanelli on Saturday 5th September. The match will kick off early at 12 noon, a showcase for the new points scoring system trialled at this level. more

2.9.2015 History in the making for the Ponty try poachers One for the history books?

Its an odds-on pub quiz question of the future:- who scored the first six point try in world rugby? The answer could well be a member of the Pontypridd squad. more

1.9.2015 Ponty call ups for Coombes and Dando Coombes and Dando

Pontypridd RFC has reinforced its senior squad on the eve of a new campaign with two new additions, centre Bradley Coombes and hooker Jack Dando. more

31.8.2015 Lowri's delight at joining the Ponty team Lowri Harris

A welcome new addition to the Pontypridd RFC medical team this season will be Lowri Harris. more

30.8.2015 Disappointment for Ponty after National Sevens defeat Ponty take on Llandovery in the National Sevens final

There was disappointment in the Pontypridd camp after going down to defeat in the final round of the Foster's National Sevens, comprehensively beaten by Llandovery by 7pts to 45. more

30.8.2015 Ponty go down to National Sevens defeat against Llandovery

Pontypridd commenced their Foster’s National Sevens tournament against the Welsh Students and got off to a positive start, running in two early tries scored by Joel Raikes and Alex Webber, both converted by Raikes. more

30.8.2015 Palmer aims for recovery from shoulder operation Time out for Palmer

Ponty prop Pat Palmer is facing a long haul journey to recovery from a dislocated shoulder suffered pre-season. more

27.8.2015 Ponty aim for glory in National Sevens tournament

Pontypridd go into the Foster's National Sevens at the Arms Park, Cardiff on Sunday 30th August intent on reclaiming the tournament crown. more

26.8.2015 New season - new kit for Ponty RFC

A new season sees Pontypridd taking to the field in a brand new kit, simple in its monochrome colour co-ordination but stunning in its design. more

24.8.2015 We've got Webber on the wing Alex Webber in action for Wales Sevens

Ponty's wizard of the wing Alex Webber is fully focused on the season to come and raring to go. more

22.8.2015 Henley Hawks 27:21 Pontypridd

Ponty ran out in their ‘tropical kit’ in tropical conditions at the Dry Leas ground. A lively Henley side made a bright start, using maximum possession to take the game to their opponents. Having cleared upfield through a penalty kick Ponty then took line-out ball to set up a driving maul in response. more

21.8.2015 'Muddy Marvelous!' - The Kids' Summer Rugby Camp at Sardis

The inclement weather conditions did little to dampen the spirits or the enthusiasm of the youngsters who took part in the Pontypridd RFC Kids' Summer Rugby Camp this week. more

20.8.2015 Ponty on the road to face Henley Hawks

Pontypridd play their second and final pre-season friendly away to English National League 1 opponents Henley Hawks on Saturday 22nd August. The match at the Dry Leas stadium kicks off at 4pm. more

19.8.2015 Pre-season injury update Lockyer and Dacey - both injured

Pre-season training and the first friendly match of the summer have taken their toll on the Ponty squad in terms of injuries. more

16.8.2015 Of coaches and captains... A squad well coached and well led

Pontypridd RFC goes into the new season with its coaching and captaincy set-up remaining in situ from the previous campaign. more

15.8.2015 Injury setback for Palmer Pat Palmer

The start of the new season will be delayed for Pontypridd tight-head prop Pat Palmer who has suffered a dislocation of his right shoulder. more

15.8.2015 Pontypridd 11:40 Ealing Trailfinders

This pre-season friendly commenced as a scrappy affair, the flow of play blighted by injury delays and handling errors. Ponty made steady advances into opposition territory and eventually settled for a Ceri Sweeney penalty, kicked with eleven minutes on the clock, to open their account. more

13.8.2015 Ponty's pre-season kicks off against the Trailfinders

Pontypridd commence their build-up to the new season with a home friendly fixture against newly promoted English Championship side Ealing Trailfinders on Saturday 15th August. more

10.8.2015 The Ponty RFC semi-pro all inclusive stat attack

To help all the Ponty Rugby anoraks out there to while away the summer days, club statistician Dr Alun Granfield has compiled an extensive dossier on all club records during the semi professional era. If you recall the club appearances of every Tom, Dick, James Bull or Sam Walsh, and all fixtures whether against Banwen or Bristol, then this is for you... more

31.7.2015 Statement on the Principality Premiership Pontypridd were 2014/15 champions

The WRU Board has approved further changes to the Principality Premiership from season 2016/17 following consideration of a Competitions Pathway Working Group report.

Further to the proposed increase from 12 teams to 16 the WRU Board has now also approved a mid-season split of the division with the top eight teams playing against each other in the second half of each season and the bottom eight teams similarly grouped.

The eight/eight split will be determined on league positions based on results from the fixtures already played in the first half of the season.

All the clubs in the expanded division will be subject to the same on and off-field support provided by the Welsh Rugby Union.

As previously agreed and announced the Premiership will be ring-fenced until the end of season 2018/19.

The Board of the WRU has also agreed to a full review of the structure and finances over the first three seasons of the enlarged league.

This review will aim to ensure the Division provides appropriate development opportunities to players and coaches within the WRU’s agreed rugby pathway structure.

These latest changes are in line with the WRU Board’s pledge to continue their consideration of the Competitions Pathway Working Group recommendations. more

31.7.2015 Ponty away to Swansea in Cup opener

Pontypridd have been drawn away to Championship side Swansea in the first round of the SSE SWALEC Cup. more

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