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June 2019

A strong pool of front rowers is essential for the Championship campaign and Neath's strength in this department has been supplemented by the recruitment of tight head STEFFAN JONES who comes in from Llangennech after showing promise in away games

Neath have re-signed centre MATTHEW PEARCE who missed last season as he was completing his degree at Bristol University. Matthew is currently building back his fitness by getting a few overs under his belt for Neath Cricket Club where he has

Neath are drawn to play Trebanos at The Gnoll on Saturday 14th September. Full draw as follows: Aberavon v Bargoed Beddau v Bridgend Cardiff Met v Ystrad Rhondda Cross Keys v Glamorgan Wanderers Ebbw Vale v Narberth Llandovery v Ystalyfera Maesteg Quins v Llanelli Merthyr v Pontypridd Newport v Carmarthen Neath

Prop forward LIAM TOBIAS will be back in Neath colours next season. The 25 year old who can play on either side of the scrum returns after a brief spell with Llanelli. His return will delight supporters but is not a complete

Prop foward Gareth Wyn Lloyd who caught the eye in games last season notably at Aberavon then in scoring a try against Swansea will figure for the All Blacks in 2019/20. The Nantgaredig product will take his place in a strong

Neath have signed young centre BEN ATKINS from Seven Sisters. Ben first played for Neath straight out of youth rugby but then transferred to Llanelli. The Dulais Valley/Neath College product now returns with 20 Premiership games under his belt.

Neath have made another signing in prop, IFAN JAMES, the young Newcastle Emlyn forward, who showed distinct promise in late season for the Blacks. He impressed onlookers with his zest for hard work even when the going got tough and has

Neath supporters will be pleased to hear that prop Ben Uphill is making good progress in his recovery from knee and shoulder surgery undertaken at the end of the season. Ben went under the knife twice but both operations were successful