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Justin
Burnell

Head Coach
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About
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An abrasive flanker in his playing days, Justin Burnell represented Pontypridd in 1991-92, making 16 appearances.

He also played for Bridgend, Newbridge, Neath, Cardiff and Treorchy and was capped by Wales at A level.

Justin then followed a path into coaching, commencing with the Pontypridd Academy before becoming the club’s head coach in 2003.

He moved on to coach the Blues at academy and senior level, and had a spell mentoring the Wales u 19 squad.

Crossing the border to England, Justin coached London Welsh and took the club up from Championship to Premiership level, before spending a season with Rotherham Titans.

In the summer of 2017 Justin Burnell came back to his roots, resuming the role of head coach with Pontypridd.