The Pontypridd v Bargoed SWALEC Cup tie goes ahead as scheduled. more
The Pontypridd v Bargoed SWALEC Cup tie goes ahead as scheduled. more
When outside half Simon Humberstone next runs out on to the field for Pontypridd- whether or not that will be off the bench in the cup game against Bargoed this coming Saturday - he will notch up his landmark 100th appearance for the club. more
The magic of the cup will be conjured up at Sardis Road on Saturday 10th January as Pontypridd take on Bargoed in a SWALEC Cup first round tie which kicks off at 2:30pm. more
Highly rated young Pontypridd outside half Jarrod Evans has been given a senior contract by Cardiff Blues. more
SWALEC Cup holders Pontypridd set out in defence of the coveted trophy this coming Saturday with a 1st round home tie against Championship club Bargoed. The clash has all the makings of a cup classic. more
A cup encounter of epic proportions is in store at Sardis Road on Saturday 10th January, as Premiership leaders Pontypridd host Championship leaders Bargoed. more
The Pontypridd Former Players' Association held a successful meeting on Saturday 3d January, prior to the Pontypridd v Carmarthen Quins league match. more
Pontypridd consolidated their status as Premiership leaders, and maintained an impressive 100% record in the league, with a 14pts to 6 home win over title challengers Carmarthen Quins. more
Both teams found it hard to come to terms with the cloying conditions, but Ponty enjoying a greater share of early possession, and reaping their reward as outside half Simon Humberstone launched a penalty between the posts with four minutes gone. Having barely featured in the home half, Carmarthen struck back with a penalty of their own kicked by Craig Evans. more
2015 kicks off for Pontypridd with a top of the table home clash against Carmarthen Quins, the game to be played on Saturday 3d January kicking off at 2:30pm. more
Ar drothwy blwyddyn newydd, yn draddodiadol mae'n amser i edrych yn ol ar yr hyn gyflawnwyd dros y deuddeg mis diwethaf, ac i edrych ymlaen tua'r dyfodol. more
Pontypridd ended 2014 on a high, the only team maintaining a 100% record in the Premiership courtesy of a hard fought away win against Cardiff. more
Pontypridd were happy to take the win from a hard fought encounter away to Cardiff on Saturday 27th December, with two tries from livewire wing Lewis Williams proving decisive. more
It was a cagey start to the game, both teams probing each other’s territory, with the home team edging in terms of possession, asking serious questions of the Ponty defence. Cardiff maintained pressure, laying siege to the visitors’ line before outside half James Whittingham, at his second attempt, put a penalty between the posts with ten minutes gone. more
Pontypridd engage in a festive cracker of as fixture as they travel to Cardiff to face their old city rivals on Saturday 27th December. The match will be played at the Arms Park, kicking off at 2:30pm. more
As the Premiership got back into full swing, Pontypridd consolidated their status as league leaders with a 27pts to 10 home win over Cross Keys, enough to pull five points clear of nearest rivals Ebbw Vale. more
Working off a big scrum, and winning penalties in their favour, Pontypridd applied the early pressure, eventually putting points on the board through a Lewis Williams penalty with five minutes gone. more
After a month away on British & Irish Cup duties, Pontypridd turn their attention back to the domestic league with a home Premiership tie against Cross Keys on Saturday 20th December. The match at Sardis Road will kick off at 2:30pm. more
Pontypridd RFC forwards coach Geraint Lewis is departing the club to take up a full time post with the WRU as international skills coach (forwards). He leaves with the sincere thanks of everyone at the club for his notable contribution over the past fourteen months. more
Pontypridd RFC would like to extend their congratulations to
winger Lewis Williams, who has picked up the latest Principality
Premiership Player award.
Williams, who scored an outstanding try for Ponty against Ebbw Vale last month, wins the award for Principality Premiership performances for October and November.
The current title holders won all five games in that period, to cement their place at the top of the table. They beat Aberavon, Llandovery and Ebbw Vale away from home and Bedwas and Llanelli at Sardis Road to overtake challengers Ebbw Vale and Carmarthen Quins.
Merthyr born Williams has been associated with Pontypridd for half a dozen years and although work commitments mean he isn't available for selection every weekend he is certainly a favourite amongst the club faithful.
Coach Geraint Lewis said, "Lewis' class is well known to everyone at the club and his outstanding try against Ebbw Vale made a big difference to the result of that game. His speed and elusiveness are second to none at this level and his performances over the last couple of months fully warrant this reward.”
Lewis Williams said, "The try was enjoyable but it was a good game for all the boys especially at Eugene Cross Park which is a difficult place to play. Everyone seems to up their game against us which you can understand as current champions, but the boys have responded again this season. It's great to be at the top of the table again, but there's still a long way to go. Despite being semi-professional, the boys show huge dedication and professionalism, getting up extra early to go to the gym and just want to perform well for the club.
"We are determined to stay in the hunt in all competitions if we can and although the British & Irish Cup is a big motivation, the bread and butter is always the league. People may assume the league isn't up to much as we've won it four times in a row, but that's really not the case and the boys up their game every year.”
Williams says former Ponty wing Gareth Wyatt has been a big help since joining the coaching team. "As a back three player, who played most of his career on the wing, he gives that extra bit of advice and support. Gareth and Geraint (Lewis) have done well since Paul John and Dale McIntosh joined the Blues but the backroom staff also do a great job – the likes of team manager Richard Langmead, conditioning coach Darren Boole, the kit men and the physios.”
Sara David, Principality's Pontypridd branch manager, added: "Congratulations to Lewis for winning this month's Principality Premiership award. He has had a great first half of the season, helping to secure Pontypridd's place at the top of the table. We wish him the best of luck for the rest of the 10th Principality Premiership season.” more
The final round of BIC pool matches produced plenty of drama, with results being relayed from one ground to another and calculators frantically working out the crucial totals of points and points difference to verify which teams had qualified. more
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