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Matchday Preview – Pontypridd v Swansea

Next up for Pontypridd RFC is an Indigo Group Premiership match against Swansea RFC on Saturday 11th November, kick-off at Sardis Road is 2:30pm.

Saturday’s match will be Ponty’s first at Sardis for four weeks, the last being the team’s bonus point win against Bridgend on 14th October.

Pontypridd and the All Whites of Swansea won one match apiece in last season’s league campaign. Firstly, on Saturday 1st October Swansea won at St. Helen’s – after an hour’s play the scores were locked at 17-all before a fifteen-minute blitz from the home side saw them claim a bonus point win by 45 points to 22. Ponty did come away with a four-try bonus point of their own thanks to tries from Aled Ward, Rory Harries, Niko Matawalu and a penalty-try.

Then on Saturday 6th May Pontypridd finished their season on a high when they beat Swansea by 29 points to 10 in the final match of the campaign at Sardis Road, tries by Niko Matawalu, Nathan Huish, Kristian Parker and Aled Ward sealed a bonus point win.

Flanker Aled Ward crashing over to put the icing on a bonus point win for Ponty back in May.


Two wins in a row for Ponty have been followed by two defeats away from home in their last two outings, firstly against Pontypool, and then by Newport last Wednesday. In a weekend that was severely affected by the weather, Swansea were lucky that their fixture schedule took them to the artificial pitch at the Wern to face off against Merthyr last Saturday. But that’s where their luck ended as they were downed 29-21 by the Ironmen.

Pontypridd will be looking to start rebuilding momentum now in the run up to the festive period, so your support really will make the difference this Saturday Ponty Fans – be the 16th Valley Commando!


Tickets – Admission on Saturday will be £12 full, £10 concession access-all-areas and under 16’s free if accompanied by a paying adult. You can purchase tickets on the day or to save time can use our online e-Ticket system, link – Pontypridd v Swansea 11/11/2023 – The club has increased the range of tickets now available to cover small groups (2 people) and large groups (4 people). We also have a family ticket for our Youth and Mini & Junior sections.

Club Shop – To purchase your Ponty RFC merchandise, the Club Shop will be open before and after Saturday’s match.

Live Sport – The Clubhouse will be open at midday and there’ll be live sport for you to enjoy on the screens in the Clubhouse. Firstly Wolves play Tottenham in the Premier League in a 12:30 kick-off, straight after that Leicester play Harlequins in the Gallagher Premiership at 3:05pm.

Stars in Their Eyes – Some tickets are still available for the Club’s ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ event which will take place on Saturday 25th November (article – Ponty RFC presents Stars in Their Eyes). Paul Marshall will be in the Clubhouse on Saturday selling tickets for the event in person.

We’ll see you on Saturday Ponty Fans!