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Bell, Duncan

Having previously played for Ebbw Vale and Sale, with an England senior tour in 1998 under his belt, Duncan Stuart Crampton Bell joined up with Pontypridd in 2001.

Under the mentorship of coach Lynn Howells, Duncan became recognised as one of the best tight heads playing in Wales, forming part of an effective front row unit with Gethin Jenkins and Mefin Davies, which was dubbed the “Awesome Threesome”.

Playing a vital role in Ponty’s successful European campaigns, the burly but ever genial west countryman was hailed by the Sardis Road fans with the chant of “Duncan is a Welshman”.

Duncan left Pontypridd in 2003 to rejoin Bath, the club for whom he had played at youth level.

Duncan Bell: Prop 65 appearances 2001-2003