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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

26.7.2015 Ponty squad shapes up for the season to come

The Pontypridd squad has been back in training for a month, and is stepping up the gears in preparation for a competitive season to come. more

24.7.2015 Premiership Challenge Cup draw

The introduction of a new competition this coming season - the Premiership Challenge Cup - has seen Pontypridd drawn in Pool 2 alongside Aberavon, Bridgend and Cardiff. more

24.7.2015 Premiership fixtures 2015 - 2016

The 2015 - 2016 Principality Premiership campaign will kick off on Saturday 5th September with Pontypridd facing an away trip to Llanelli on the first day of the new season. more

22.7.2015 Remaining Ponty Positive

Pontypridd RFC is gearing up for another winter's campaign in positive frame of mind, well supported, fully sponsored and raring to go. more

20.7.2015 Locke, Howe and Morris move on Locke, Howe, Morris

Three Pontypridd players - second row Craig Locke, prop James Howe and hooker Aled Morris - have moved on to join other clubs. more

5.7.2015 Pre-season friendlies confirmed

Pontypridd RFC is in the process of  organising a summer warm-up schedule that will lead into the 2015 - 2016 campaign, with two fixtures against English opposition already confirmed. more

2.7.2015 Pontypridd RFC statement regarding the transfer of players

Pontypridd RFC is aware of recent media speculation and statements made regarding the recruitment of some of its players by Merthyr RFC. more

1.7.2015 Pontypridd RFC statement

Pontypridd RFC notes the decisions made by the WRU with regard to the structure of and participation in its club competitions for the coming season. more

27.6.2015 Pre-season training - up and running

Pre-season training got underway for the Pontypridd squad on Saturday 27th June with a run around Ynysangharad Park - a gentle enough start to what will quickly build up into an intensive regime. more

25.6.2015 Top Mark Mark Davies

Mark Davies is the man at the hub of pretty much all that goes on at Pontypridd RFC these days. more

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