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Neath Rugby News

Rugby News

  • Pre-order window opens for 150th Anniversary range of merchandise at Neathrfc.com All will be revealed soon! @neathsupporters

  • The 21/22 season is the 150th Anniversary of Neath RFC! In partnership with the Supporters Club, we have a big year planned and a range of Official Merchandise launching 31st July - all proceeds go back into the team! Keep an eye

  • Neath and Tata Steel have reversed venues for their two WRU Championship Cup ties which means the Welsh All Blacks will commence the campaign at the Margam-based club's ground on Saturday, August 7th (kick off 2.30pm) ahead of visiting Maesteg

  • WRU CHAMPIONSHIP CUP The fixtures have just been announced by WRU :- Aug 7th Tata (A) Aug 14th Maesteg Quins (A) Sep 4th Maesteg Quins (H) Sep 18th Tata Steel (H) Rest assured we will do our best to fill in the many gaps !!

  • Ospreys loose-head prop Gareth Thomas emerged from the bench to earn his first cap in Wales' overwhelming 68-12 win over Canada on Saturday, Gareth played 4 games for Neath in 2014/15 and the congratulations of everybody at The Gnoll goes to

  • Congratulations to the Neath-based contingent of prop Lewys Jones (Swansea Valley and Nevers), hooker Ollie Burrows (Neath Athletic and Exeter) and back rower Tristan Davies (Bryncoch and Ospreys Academy) who won their caps as Wales defeated Italy  25-8 in their

  • 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

  • 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! 🙌🏼 Ticketing@neathrfc.com

  • 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 Ticketing@neathrfc.com | 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 http://bit.ly/adulttouch

  • 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. https://www.gofundme.com/f/cycle-for-freya-bevan-cardiff-to-tenby?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer