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4.1.2015 Former Players' Association honour club legend Bob Penberthy Bob Penberthy receives his trophy from Joe Smith

The Pontypridd Former Players' Association held a successful meeting on Saturday 3d January, prior to the Pontypridd v Carmarthen Quins league match. more

4.1.2015 Premiership round up - 03/01/15

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

3.1.2015 Pontypridd 14:6 Carmarthen Quins

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

1.1.2015 Ponty kick off the New Year at home to the Quins Ponty take on the Quins

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

30.12.2014 Edrych 'nol - edrych 'mlaen...

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

27.12.2014 Premiership round up - 27/12/14

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

27.12.2014 Ponty happy to take the win from festive derby clash

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

27.12.2014 Cardiff 6: 14 Pontypridd

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

26.12.2014 Ponty's festive cracker against city rivals

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

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

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