Prior to the commencement of the 2010–11 season, notification was given of a major change in the running of the Youth section, as it was decided that the section would transfer from the hands of the Mini & Junior Rugby section, and would instead fall under the remit of the senior Team Management. The transition to Regional Rugby in Wales in 2003 saw the downgrading of Pontypridd to a semi-professional team, followed by financial difficulties for the Club,[3] and eventual demise of Pontypridd's "Celtic Warriors" region. [19], However financial difficulties at Pontypridd lead the team to sell its stake in the Warriors to Bridgend RFC benefactor Leighton Samuel and all games were moved away from Sardis Road before the club was controversially dissolved by the WRU in the summer of 2004. 17 May 2008 saw Pontypridd enter a repeat performance against Neath at the Millennium Stadium. The 2013–14 season saw Ponty repeat their success of the previous year, winning an unprecedented Double Double, claiming the Swalec Cup on 4 May 2014 against Cross Keys at the Millennium Stadium by 21–8, and after finishing top of the Principality Premiership for the fourth successive season, a third league title in a row was secured on 18 May 2014 with 38–17 victory over Cross Keys in the Play-Off Final at Sardis Road. [19], However financial difficulties at Pontypridd lead the team to sell its stake in the Warriors to Bridgend RFC benefactor Leighton Samuel and all games were moved away from Sardis Road before the club was controversially dissolved by the WRU in the summer of 2004. The new season will see a single squad of 35 players being selected, playing in the 2008–09 RAF Youth League: Blues Region. Merthyr RFC are members of the Welsh Rugby Union, playing in the Principality Premiership, and are a feeder club for the Cardiff Blues. The squad is coached by Wayne Gristock and Sean Oliver, and managed by Chris Kingsbury MBE. Matthew Dean Nuthall, is a rugby union player for Pontypridd RFC in the Principality Premiership. [13] They were represented at a meeting in Tenby in 1880 that would later lead to the formation of the Welsh Rugby Union in 1881 [14] and had a player, Edward Treharne, named in the very first Welsh International side also in 1881, who also played for Cowbridge Grammar School as a student. Prior to the commencement of the 2010–11 season, notification was given of a major change in the running of the Youth section, as it was decided that the section would transfer from the hands of the Mini & Junior Rugby section, and would instead fall under the remit of the senior Team Management. [38], Burnell's departure in 2004 was followed by the appointment of former Pontypridd flanker, Simon King [39] who, along with assistant coach, former Pontypridd and Wales captain and scrum-half Paul John, guided Pontypridd to the final of the Konica Minolta Cup in 2004–05, before winning it in 2005–06. After much negotiation and rumour of a merger with local rivals Cardiff RFC, Pontypridd finally found themselves in a partnership with Bridgend RFC, forming the Celtic Warriors that would represent the whole of the South Wales Valleys region. Players with Pontypridd often found it hard to break into the international team while at the club, meaning a number would leave for higher profile teams each season. [29], Pontypridd's most notable main sponsor was local company, Buy As You View. This list may not reflect recent changes (). [4], Pontypridd RFC have since refinanced and restructured, [5] [6] and, despite a mooted stadium sale, [7] [8] continue to be regarded as a beacon for rugby in the south Wales Valleys. They compete in the Indigo Group Premiership, which they won for four consecutive seasons between 2012 and 2015, and the Specsavers National Cup which they have won on 6 occasions with the most recent being in 2014. The chevrons are an interpretation of the ancient arms of Iestyn ap Gwrgant, the last ruler of the Kingdom of Morgannwg. The club shield denotes the town of Pontypridd's famous arched bridge – once the largest single-span bridge in Europe[26] – built by William Edwards in 1756 and known as the "Old Bridge". However the 1970s would bring Pontypridd its first period of real success. They were effectively a temporary merger of Pontypridd RFC and Bridgend RFC. Cross Keys RFC is a rugby union club located in the Welsh village of Crosskeys. They compete in the Indigo Group Premiership, which they won for four consecutive seasons between 2012 and 2015, and the Specsavers National Cup which they have won on 6 occasions with the most recent being in 2014. Matthew shot to fame at the end of the 2001/02 season with a man of the match performance in his first ever senior outing for Pontypridd against Bridgend. The Heart of Welsh Rugby Country, since 1876. www.ponty.net After much negotiation and rumour of a merger with local rivals Cardiff RFC, Pontypridd finally found themselves in a partnership with Bridgend RFC, forming the Celtic Warriors that would represent the whole of the South Wales Valleys region. [30], Pontypridd's main sponsor from 2004 to 2009 was Pontypridd-based environmental and waste management company, Egan Waste Services. Item kan niet op de lijst worden gezet. Several youth players have gained notable honours, including representative honours with Welsh Crawshays and Welsh Schoolboys, with players in the Cardiff Blues Academy and several older players now training with Pontypridd RFC's senior team. Als je productpagina’s hebt bekeken, kijk dan hier om eenvoudig terug te gaan naar de pagina's waarin je geïnteresseerd bent. Tom O'Flaherty is an English rugby union player who plays for Premiership Rugby Exeter Chiefs as a winger. [22]. [28] An identical chevron design is now seen in the coat of arms of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, which superseded Mid Glamorgan. The hope is to discover new stars of the future, who will regularly train alongside the main body of the senior XV, echoing the past achievements of the Pontypridd Youth setup in bringing Michael Owen, Gethin Jenkins and Ceri Sweeney, amongst others, to the attention of the World.[50]. Pontypridd Rfc Players: Neil Jenkins, Du: Llc, Books: Amazon.nl Selecteer uw cookievoorkeuren We gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare tools om uw winkelervaring te verbeteren, onze services aan te bieden, te begrijpen hoe klanten onze services gebruiken zodat we verbeteringen kunnen aanbrengen, en om advertenties weer te geven. [44]Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. His career has been spent in both Wales and England including top level rugby in Wales and in the Celtic League, winning a number of trophies in both countries. [20], They were then reformed as Ponty Rugby Ltd playing at a semi professional level in the newly formed Welsh Premiership and unpopularly placed under the umbrella of local rivals Cardiff Blues by the WRU, Pontypridd continue to be the top team in the Glamorganshire south Wales Valleys and are considered by many of their fans to be the Valleys' regional representative side, with Cardiff still perceived by the residents of the Valleys as rivals. [41], During May 2010, it was decided that Paul John and Dale McIntosh would switch roles, as the demands on John in his capacity as Head Coach of the Wales Sevens team were becoming too great. Pontypridd RFC Last updated February 02, 2020. In 1992, Dennis John took over as head coach, assisted by former Pontypridd flanker, Lynn Howells, and led Pontypridd into what is widely regarded as their "Golden Age",[2] with Ponty winning the Welsh Cup Final in the 1995–96 season, and winning the Welsh Premier League in the 1996–97 season. With the departure of John in 1999, former Pontypridd and Wales flanker, Richie Collins became head coach, and while some significant scalps – notably a win over Heineken Cup winners Leicester in 2000 [34] – came his way, his tenure in charge was short-lived. The Celtic Warriors were a rugby union team from Wales, who played in the 2003–04 Celtic League and the 2003–04 Heineken Cup following the introduction of regional rugby union teams in Wales. Verder worden recensies ook geanalyseerd om de betrouwbaarheid te verifiëren. 11K likes. It employed numerous former players, including Neil Jenkins and Lee Beach and ran the Buy As You View Schools Rugby Initiative, working in partnership with Pontypridd RFC. McIntosh left his role in October 2013 to take up a full-time position with the Cardiff Blues, leading to a restructure of the Pontypridd coaching team with Paul John as head coach, being backed up by Gareth Wyatt and Geraint Lewis with another former Wales international Garin Jenkins also joining the backroom staff. Several youth players have gained notable honours, including representative honours with Welsh Crawshays and Welsh Schoolboys, with players in the Cardiff Blues Academy and several older players now training with Pontypridd RFC's senior team. Dafydd Lockyer is a semi-professional rugby union player for Pontypridd RFC in the Principality Premiership and also works as an electrician. [31], In 2009, Pontypridd-based company Amber Electrical become the club's main sponsors in a highly publicised partnership deal. [42]. [38], Burnell's departure in 2004 was followed by the appointment of former Pontypridd flanker, Simon King[39] who, along with assistant coach, former Pontypridd and Wales captain and scrum-half Paul John, guided Pontypridd to the final of the Konica Minolta Cup in 2004–05, before winning it in 2005–06. In September 2001, Clive Jones rejoined Pontypridd as Director of Rugby, and had, by December 2001, brought Lynn Howells back from Cardiff,[35] who then proceeded to marshal the club to become Principality Cup winners in May 2002[36] and guided the team to the final of the Parker Pen European Shield days later. [32], 2010 saw Egan Waste Services step up their support of Pontypridd by becoming the Club's main sponsors once more. In their early days, Pontypridd RFC played their home games at Taff Vale Park in Treforest, the current home of their junior section, before moving to the People's Park alongside the River Rhondda. The de Clare family – Norman Lords of the Welsh Marches, under whose authority the ancient shire of Glamorgan was placed – used a similar design to Gwrgant's arms. Lee Jarvis is a former international Welsh rugby union player who was known as a top points scorer with the boot. The introduction of regional rugby union teams in Wales occurred prior to the start of the 2003/04 rugby union season. Despite this the club were consistently successful, achieving a long line of top ten finishes in the unofficial Welsh league, a competition they won for the first time in the 1962/1963 season. [30], Pontypridd's main sponsor from 2004 to 2009 was Pontypridd-based environmental and waste management company, Egan Waste Services. In 1996 the club won its first official major honour, beating Neath RFC in the final of the Welsh Cup, a match still considered one of the best ever. 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