Ponty.net > News & Views > Noticeboard > Clubs' agreement breaks down

Clubs' agreement breaks down

17.1.2003 Ponty/Bridgend merger collapse?

BBC
BBC
BBC

[BBC] The accord between Wales' Premier clubs over plans to restructure the game is in tatters after less than 20 hours.

Neath and Bridgend are to hold a press conference at 1400 GMT today, where it is believed they will announce that their plans to merge are still ongoing.

On Thursday it was thought that Neath had consented to merge with Swansea and Bridgend would go in with Pontypridd, as part of the clubs' proposals for five teams for next season.

The WRU wants four provincial sides to represent Wales in Celtic and European competition next season.

Caerphilly chairman Phil Williams also says his club would be disappointed to be left out of the final shake-down.

He stressed that they had stayed loyal to the WRU and that they would be interested in a link-up with Cardiff, or any other reasonable plan.

The union will meet on 23 January to discuss the proposals before them, at which point they will decide which option will go forward to an Extraordinary General Meeting.

That meeting of Wales' 239 member clubs will be held on 23 February - a day after Wales play England in the Six Nations championship.

"The clock is ticking - we have put a line in the sand," said Moffett.

"This time next week, we intend to put a recommendation to the general committee."

 

              

 

Social network

User

Latest Results

Pre-season Friendly
16.8.2014
Llandovery - Pontypridd 34:15
Principality Premiership
18.5.2014
Pontypridd - Cross Keys 38:17

Upcoming Fixtures

Pre-season Friendly
23.8.2014 14:30
Pontypridd - London Welsh
National Sevens
24.8.2014 10:20
Pontypridd - Cross Keys

Google Calendar

Ponty Poll

new season prospects
Total votes 1255
Gwerthiant tocynnau tymor ar i fyny, llu o noddwyr newydd, carfan gref... beth yw'r arolygon i Bontypridd am y tymor i ddod? Season ticket sales on the increase, new sponsors on board, a strong playing squad... what are the season's prospects for Pontypridd RFC?