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Author: Colin Chapman

WRU CHAMPIONSHIP CUP The draw for the above has been made but no dates yet (probably August start) nor competition rules which will be made available here once we have them. Neath are in Pool 3 with local friends Maesteg Harlequins and

Management, squad and supporters are anxiously awaiting news of what the 2021/22 season will look like for Neath RFC. Latest news (today) from WRU "HQ" is that the structure is "likely to be confirmed in the next few days" but actual

Wales Under-20's kick off the delayed 2021 Six Nations on Saturday evening when they play Italy at Cardiff Arms Park (kick off 8.00pm). All Wales' matches are being televised live so supporters can follow the tournament throughout. Former Neath and Wales prop

Former Neath lock Alex Codling has been promoted to England's coaching team under Eddie Jones for their summer tour to USA and Canada. He will be in charge of the lineout and joins the England staff after coaching England Under-20s as

Now that the WRU have indicated that rugby is back (see below), I sincerely hope that this is the last Coronavirus Newsletter I need to write. It will certainly be nicer to write web-site articles and news about Neath RFC against

Matthew Jones has departed The Gnoll to become Bridgend RFC's backs coach. The former Wales international re-joined Neath at the start of the uncompleted 2019/20 season and was just about ready to return from a knee operation when rugby was halted. Matthew

Plans have been revealed for the first WRU-organised community rugby competitions since all rugby was suspended due to COVID-19 in March 2020. The first senior, 15-a-side competitions for male and female senior players, played under modified Laws to reduce contact in

As Wales is buffeted by some distinctly unseasonal weather, here is a photograph from sunnier climes. Thanks to Ian Snead who sent the attached photo of the Montego Bay team which played Neath RFC on our 1976 tour. I am assured

CLUBHOUSE REOPENING INSIDE THURSDAY 20th 5pm-9pm ( Neath Squad training ) FRIDAY 21st 5pm-10pm SATURDAY 22nd 1pm-11pm (Swansea v Barnsley) SUNDAY 23rd 1pm-10pm 01639 643 328 Maximum of six to a table from six different households Every member of your group must sign in