The players named below are all internationally capped players who have played for Pontypool. [12] Pontypool RFC continued to struggle through the 1920s, even though their success on the field was impressive. What’s the best way to get round the bookies’ tricks that try and pull you through their doors? With the Guinness Pro 14 having only tentatively pencilled in an August return and the wider powers in the sport discussing major restructuring following the current shutdown, Jeffreys told fans: “To behave as though rugby will be resuming any time soon by making a raft of announcements would be irresponsible. New York City, Berkley California, Brussels Belgium The club reformed in 1901, the club's accepted formation date, and produced many notable Wales and British Lions international players; most notably the Jones brothers in the early 20th century and the Pontypool Front Row of Charlie Faulkner, Graham Price and Bobby Windsor in the 1970s.

Closely following Pritchard were the Jones brothers, David (known as 'Ponty' Jones), Jack and 'Tuan'.

The Wales striker – who scored his first goal for the Bluebirds against Bournemouth on Wednesday – has insisted he and the Liverpool manager agreed another loan deal, his fifth, was in his best interests. "Charlie looked around the room and said 'Has anybody seen Mervyn? Winter has not confirmed the fee - reputed to be £11million + add-ons - the Swans received from Tottenham on deadline day just hours after manager Steve Cooper put him in the £25m bracket. You would think grown men from Pontypool RFC, Pontypool Utd RFC, WRU and Torfaen C.B.C.

Welcome to the official Facebook account of the #PoolerArmy. In May 2006 Pontypool finished bottom of the Premier Division and were relegated to Division One East, In the 2007/08 season Pontypool beat Beddau, the then Division One Champions, at Pontypool Park by 53-9 and were declared champions of Division One East and gained promotion to the Premiership Division unopposed as WRU Division One West champions, Tonmawr RFC, failed to achieve criteria laid out by the Welsh Rugby Union to allow membership of the Premier Division. They play in the WRU Championship (Known as SWALEC Championship for sponsorship purposes) and due to the regionalisation of Welsh rugby in 2003 Pontypool RFC is now a feeder club to The Dragons regional team. It will NOT be the same if its called Pontypool Town RFC, I am extremely proud to be playing for the club, and would not like to go to any other club. The club's 'Golden Era' is generally accepted as the 1970s and 1980s when under the coaching of Ray Prosser the first team won the Welsh Club Championship in 1973 and 1975. Where did u get this news from? Pontypool is an interesting town if you take the time to understand it and Pontypool Park is the jewel in the crown of this place.

Expand for more options.

Wales moved closer to qualifying for their first major finals with a thumping victory over Faroe islands at Newport's Rodney Parade.

Group of the mighty Pooler!! [18], Pontypool launched a legal challenge to avoid being the only team relegated but lost the case[19][20] despite the judge commenting that the WRU's changing of the structure was "against the rules" but that the WRU had the power to do so. "He said 'Last year I played in four Tests on the '74 victorious British Lions tour but I bet they'll put us down in economy class at the back of the plane. Clubs in England and France have raised objections to World Rugby’s proposals to realign the global calendar, including moving the July window for international matches to October and pushing the start of the Six Nations back from February to March.

(, And yet again.

Pontypool were promoted to the Premier Division in 2003.

It was announced that four clubs, Pontypool, Tonmawr, Bridgend and Camarthen had not achieved the required criteria to be included into the new league. Welsh rugby fans have been warned not to cling to “false hope” that the sport is about to return any time soon.

Grand Slam winner Lee Byrne was also part of the Q&A for fans and told his own great Mike Phillips story.

In 1958/59 season the club won the Western Mail's Unofficial Welsh Club Championship.

The club's second Welsh Club Championship came in 1920/21.

“It is also clear that when we initiate the process of returning to play, the way in which we operate will be very different to what we have become so accustomed to in recent years. Required fields are marked *. Thanks Dean, read it myself Sunday. Games played against international opposition, 1927–28 Waratahs tour of the British Isles, France and Canada, 1981–82 Australia rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland, 1984 Australia tour of Britain and Ireland, 1989 New Zealand tour of Canada and Britain, https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3671951/3671952/2/football, https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3671956/3671960/41/football%20AND%20pontypool, https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3671979/3671983/63/football%20AND%20pontypool, https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3508554/3508557/58/football, "Pontypool Rugby Football Club - History", Premier Division to be Reduced to ten teams, Bridgend and Camarthen to join extended league, "Pontypool RFC loses High Court relegation fight", Snelling Sevens (Welsh seven-a-side tournament), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pontypool_RFC&oldid=976568223, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 1903–04; 1906–07 Monmouthshire League Champions.

(, We will see on Sept 21st what the bunch of old farts can do, and probably say that was money well spent. I note one Richard Jenkins played for the Vale last night.

Covering 150 acres, it ranges from formally laid out grounds with tennis courts, play equipment and a band stand, to naturalistic ponds, vast vistas across the Usk Valley and includes the Folly and the Shell Grotto. No,every team needs two decent fullbacks don't they? Pontypool became a feeder club for the Newport Gwent Dragons regional team.

Privacy Policy. Arent you forgetting Mr Montgomery Mrs Rowles??? (, Cam down! [16] The teams for the league would be decided on three factors.

"Anyway, we came to the last day, had beaten Japan in the second Test by a record margin and we went out on the town to celebrate. "Just about the only thing you have to pay for are your phone calls home and I knew this was really irritating Charlie. "So we worked out a plan where Charlie had to use somebody else's name. The great days of Pontypool RFC were in the 1970s and 1980s, when Ray Prosser was coach for eighteen years from 1969. In 1901 the club reformed, launching at a public meeting at the Pontypool Town Hall.

Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.

"He replied by saying 'My name is Bobby Windsor, I played in four Tests with the Lions last year and I deserve to be sitting in first class'. 10.