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20.12.2014 Premiership round up - 20/12/14

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

20.12.2014 Pontypridd 27:10 Cross Keys

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

18.12.2014 Ponty back to domestic action against the Keys

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

18.12.2014 Forwards coach Geraint Lewis departs Pontypridd Geraint Lewis

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

16.12.2014 Lewis Williams named Principality Premiership player of the month

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

14.12.2014 BIC round up - 13/12/14

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

14.12.2014 Ponty live to fight another day in the BIC

In true Valley Commando fashion, Pontypridd pulled off a dramatic victory against all the odds at London Scottish to progress to the quarter final stages of the British & Irish Cup. more

13.12.2014 London Scottish 17: 25 Pontypridd

The game got underway following a delayed kick off, due to the late arrival of the Pontypridd squad, who ran out to be greeted by a large and vociferous travelling support. The visitors responded by claiming an early score, taking top of the line ball for outside half Simon Humberstone to launch a clever cross kick, chased down by winger Alex Webber to ground the ball in the corner, with just three minutes gone. more

11.12.2014 Ponty face their BIC d-day against the Scottish Exiles

Pontypridd have it all to do as they face London Scottish away in the final pool match of the British & Irish Cup, with qualification to the quarter final draw as one of three best runners-up being the aim. more

8.12.2014 Calculators at the ready as Ponty aim for BIC qualification

Pontypridd have it all to play on the final weekend of British & Irish Cup pool matches, battling for qualification to the quarter final draw as one of three best runners-up. more

7.12.2014 BIC round up - 06/12/14

Pontypridd kept their ambitions of progressing in the British & Irish Cup alive with a bonus point home win over Connacht Eagles on Saturday. more

6.12.2014 Andrew Deering teams up with Ponty Media Andrew Deering

A new recruit to the Pontypridd RFC media team is Andrew Deering, who has come on board for the remainder of the season on work experience. more

6.12.2014 Pontypridd 29:10 Connacht Eagles

Ponty were pegged back on defensive duties as the action got underway, conceding penalties, and ultimately points as Connacht winger Shane O'Leary kicked for the posts with three minutes gone. more

4.12.2014 Ponty contemplate a must win BIC tie against Connacht

Pontypridd play a crucial British & Irish Cup tie at home to Connacht Eagles on Saturday 6th December, needing a win to hold any realistic hopes of progressing to the knock-out stages of the tournament. more

2.12.2014 Big crowd, big noise needed for Ponty's 'must win' BIC tie

Pontypridd go into their last home pool game of the British & Irish Cup with all to play for,  knowing that a win is essential to their hopes of qualifying to the knock-out stages of the competition. more

30.11.2014 BIC round up - 30/11/14

Bristol tightened their grip on pole position in qualifying group 1 of the British & Irish Cup with a 31pts to 26 home win over nearest challengers Pontypridd on Sunday 30th November. more

30.11.2014 Honour in defeat for Ponty at Bristol The Ponty players troop off defeated at Bristol

Pontypridd could salvage only a losing bonus point from a gallant effort away to Bristol in the British and Irish Cup qualifying tie played on Sunday 30th November. more

30.11.2014 Bristol 31 : 26 Pontypridd

It was a game of two halves at Ashton Gate as Bristol overcame a 22 point deficit to defeat Pontypridd with a formidable second half performance. more

28.11.2014 Pontypridd face BIC showdown at Bristol Bristol and Ponty go head to head

Pontypridd travel to Bristol on Sunday 30th November for a crucial British & Irish Cup pool 1 qualifying tie, the match at Ashton Gate kicking off at 3pm. more

26.11.2014 Pontypridd v Newport - Sunday 25th January

Pontypridd’s home Premiership fixture against Newport will be played on Sunday 25th January 2015, kicking off at 4pm. more

24.11.2014 Black and White Army cross border foray to Bristol

The Black and White Army - the massed ranks of dedicated Pontypridd RFC supporters - are on the move again, this time on a short range cross border foray to Bristol. more

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