Neath have an additional game coming up next – on Thursday, November 4th (kick off 7.15pm) when the Blacks visit Mountain Ash RFC.
The “Old Firm” as Mountain Ash are known will then visit The Gnoll with a reciprocal fixture arranged for Friday, March 18th, 2022 – the eve of the Wales-Italy match.
Neath and Mountain Ash played each other fairly regularly from 1893/94 until just after the First World War and Neath visited to help them celebrate their centenary in 1974/75.
Mountain Ash players to turn out for Neath include Les Manfield and John Thorley (who went north) and more recently Will Holley, Callum Hall and Jordan Coxley.
The Division 1 East side have qualified from their group in the WRU Plate and will be a real challenge for the Blacks.