Festive trivia – the answers
Yesterday we gave you ten Pontypridd RFC related festive trivia questions – today we give you the answers…
1.The history books and club badge indicate that Pontypridd RFC was formed in 1876, but records show a first game played by a team representing the town on 18th December 1873 – who were the opponents? – Roath (Cardiff)
2.An iconic Ponty back made the first of his 375 club appearances on 8th January 1986 against Lydney – who was he? – Steele Lewis
- A British & Irish Cup game on 18th December 2010 was called off due to a snowbound Sardis Road pitch – who were the opponents? – Birmingham & Solihull
4.On 29th December 1984 Pontypridd battled out a 3-3 draw against local opposition – which club was it? – Cilfynydd RFC
5.Ponty’s last game of 1998 on 19th December, and the first game f 1999 on 2nd January, were played against different teams from the same town – who were they? – Aberavon Quins (cup) / Aberavon (league)
6.On 7th January 1997 Pontypridd lost by 13pts to 15 to an international touring team, who were they? – USA
7.Where was the above game played and why? – Cardiff Arms Park, due to a frozen Sardis Road pitch
- In the festive derby of 2016 Ponty beat Cardiff by 19pts to 23 – who scored all the opposition points? – Diggy Bird with a try, conversion and four penalties
9.Through the second half of the 1980s Pontypridd played a regular New Year fixture against another Welsh top class club – which club? – Aberavon
- What Ponty legend made his final club appearance on 11th December 1985? – Bob Penberthy
How did you do?
8 to 10 correct answers – top of the Christmas tree.
3 to 7 correct answers – not bad, award yourself an extra portion of sprouts.
2 or less correct answers – you need stuffing.