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Saturday, we welcome back to Sardis Road the legend that is Matthew Rees aka Smiler.
With an illustrious career spanning 19 years, Matthew Rees will start for Ponty against Bedwas in Saturdays match taking up his usual position as hooker.  k.o. 5:15PM @ sARDIS ROAD.

Matthew Rees (Smiler) started his senior career at Pontypridd, moving on to Celtic Warriors at the beginning of the regional era.  Matthew then spent 9 seasons at the Scarlets where he made over 170 appearances, before moving to the Cardiff Blues in 2013.  He captained Wales and toured with the British and Irish Lions, as well as playing for the Barbarians.

With 60 caps for Wales Smiler is the most-capped Welsh hooker ever, and surpassed Garin Jenkins’ record in 2013.

We are delighted that Smiler pulls on the Ponty jersey this week and joins Daf for his 350th appearance.