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  • 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

  • MEMORIAL - 80 YEARS AGO Sinking of H.M.S. Hood 24th May 1941 In Remembrance of DAVID MORGAN EVANS (NEATH RFC - WRU TRIALIST - WALES R.L.)

  • 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

  • The end of April normally spells the end of the traditional rugby season so we can now safely record Season 2020/21 in the annals under the title “ABANDONED” ! The UK seems to be re-awakening and, notwithstanding the terrible situation developing

  • Due to adverse weather conditions, we have decided not to reopen outside. We will be opening inside Friday 21st May. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.🖤

  • From 3:00pm today until 11:59pm on Monday 3rd May, we will be joining other sports teams and sporting organisations and boycotting social media. It’s time for change. #stoponlineabuse #noroomforracism #drawtheline

  • 🚨 THE COUNTDOWN IS ON 🚨 We are reopening outside from Friday 30th April, Bank Holiday opening times are: Fri: 5pm to 9pm Sat: 1pm to 10pm Sun: 1pm to 10pm Mon: 1pm to 10pm We’ll also be unveiling our new marquee and bespoke seating! 🙌🏼

  • OUTDOOR OPENING We are delighted to announce our re-opening from Friday 30th April 5pm - 9pm Outdoors only Designated seating Pre-booking recommended Full COVID-19 protocols in place | 01639 643 328

  • Former Neath back rower Steve Tandy has been named as defence coach for the forthcoming British Lions tour to South Africa. Steve who hails from Tonmawr captained Neath Under-21's when they won the Welsh Cup and he  played over 70 games

  • GREAT NEWS ! Green light for adults to return to skills and fitness-based group rugby training from April 26 providing all safety protocols are followed and public health conditions remain favourable FULL STORY

  • The Coronavirus crisis continues but, thank goodness, all the figures are heading in the right direction at last and maybe soon we will get back to near normal and a resumption of proper rugby football. Main news this month was the

  • Sky TV have put together a documentary about former @NeathRugby player Gerwyn Price: 2021 World Champion. Due to air on Sky Sports Action on April 5th at 1800 and again 2200. The eagle eyed among you will see images from our matchday

  • The Welsh Rugby Union has published its Pathway to Participation for community rugby. The detailed plan, with an initial focus on a summer of fun formats of the game to help ease players of all ages back into contact rugby,

  • Neath prop Jack Powell is raising funds for Freya. Our thoughts are with Freya and her family, everyone at @NeathRugby wishes you Good Luck with your treatment! If you have a moment, please click the link below and support/ donate.

  • Neath RFC is saddened to hear of the loss of former back row forward Peter Jones who passed away after a long illness on Friday, March 12. Peter Jones joined Neath in 1977/78 from Llandybie and made his debut at Bridgend

  • Former Neath and Wales flanker Martyn Morris adds another sporting honour to his collection this week when he takes over as captain of Neath Golf Club. Of course, many Neath RFC players have gone on to become useful golfers thereby "spoiling

  • Despite the publication of the Prime Minister's “road map to freedom”, there is still nothing definite from the WRU as to when we can resume playing rugby football. This week, we received an enigmatic, “We will work with clubs and coaches

  • Welsh wins over Ireland and Scotland have encouraged national dreams of a Triple Crown, even a Grand Slam – two accomplishments achieved by John Dawes' team 50 years ago. Wales kicked off the 1971 International Championship on January 16 with a

  • With Neath RFC due to celebrate its 150th Anniversary next season, today - February 18, 2021 - marks another very significant sporting dateline. For today is the 100th anniversary of Glamorgan County Cricket Club earning the approval of an MCC Sub-committee

  • Former Neath and Wales full back Paul Thorburn is the new chairman of the Neath Former Players. Paul takes over from Martyn Morris who has taken over the reins as secretary as Alun Roper has stepped down. President Ron Waldron, vice chairman

  • As we enter the second month of 2021, the main news is that rugby-wise there is very little change. We are all still very firmly locked down and, while many of our older supporters have been vaccinated, restrictions remain and the

  • Older Neath RFC supporters will be saddened to hear of the passing of David Owen (Pontrhydyfen) after a long illness. An outside-half with a fine turn of speed, David played 16 games for the Welsh All Blacks in 1961/62 having made