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  • 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

  • Former Gnoll favourite Jon Hill has been raising money for charity. Please help if you can - the justgiving link is still open if you would like to contribute. Read more on Facebook here:

  • Neath RFC is saddened to hear of the passing of former Neath Athletic RFC secretary Robert Scourfield yeterday morning. Robert earned a Welsh Secondary Schools cap from Dyffryn CS and played for Aberavon and Maesteg as well as captaining British Steel,

  • Former Neath hooker Gerwyn Price is on top of the world after winning the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace. Ex-Gnoll favourite Gezzie beat Scotland's Gary Anderson to become the first Welshman to win the PDC and he added

  • Firstly, as we boldly enter 2021, Happy New Year to all rugby supporters – surely it will be kinder to us all than was 2020 ? Of course, as the New Year dawns we are all very firmly locked down again

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR from all at NEATH RFC Video supplied by the media team at  

  • Thanks to this dastardly Coronavirus epidemic which rages on unabated, there is no rugby for Neath RFC followers to enjoy this year. So let us cast our minds back some 75 years - to 1945 when, after six long years of

  • MERRY CHRISTMAS from all at NEATH RFC Video supplied by the media team at      

  • Former Neath and Wales wing Aled Brew has announced his retirement at the age of 34. Aled joined Neath from Neath Athletic Colts in 2004 and rapidly became a favourite at The Gnoll with his powerful, elusive running. He made his

  • Following the latest Welsh Government update, the Tier 4 measures announced this week by First Minister Mark Drakeford include a suspension of all community sport in Wales from Monday 28 December. This includes every level of community rugby in Wales. The

  • Following on from Wednesday’s announcement by Welsh Government we have written a statement regarding the next steps for us. We will be continuing the closure of the Clubhouse over the Christmas period. Stay safe

  • Dear Neath RFC Supporters, The old Chinese wish “May you live in interesting times” certainly came true in 2020 and that may be considered rather appropriate by those (not all agree) who claim that the Coronavirus derived from Wuhan bats in

  • 🚨CLUBHOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT🚨 Following on from yesterday’s announcement by Welsh Government we have written a statement regarding the next steps for us. Stay safe 🖤

  • ARCHIVE PHOTOS - GUESS WHO Mystery player accepting a season ticket from Arwel Thomas back in maybe 2011 after a game for Neath schoolboys. Who's the player? scroll down to find out

  • It’s been great seeing familiar faces back in the clubhouse! Watch the upcoming Wales games on our new Amazon Prime subscription Get in touch to book a table - either give us a call on 01639 643328 or drop an

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, Neath Clubhouse has had to cancel opening the clubhouse on Sunday for the Ospreys V Munster Game. Sorry for any inconvenience caused, we were looking forward to resuming some sense of normality. Thank you for your

  • We are open for the Autumn Nations Cup!  In order to help us comply with social distancing and numbers as per the latest COVID-19 restrictions events will be booking only and restricted to downstairs areas. 📧 ☎️ 01639 643 328 We are excited

  • As the country pauses to remember and honour its war heroes, it is appropriate to recall Neath’s rugby fallen. First World War Private CHARLES MORRIS from Melyn played at half-back for Neath and served in the South African war. Charlie Morris joined

  • Finally, we have some good news.. we will be back open for the Autumn Internationals from the 13th of November. COVID-19 restrictions will apply but we will make it work in a safe and socially distanced environment. We can’t wait to

  • Dear Neath RFC Supporters, In the midst of the Welsh “Firebreak” and with the UK heading towards “Lockdown II – the Sequel”, we still appear to be as far away as ever from a return to rugby; a quick-fix vaccine before

  • - All national and pro regional teams will continue to prepare for and compete in their upcoming fixtures - All community rugby activity is suspended during this period in line with the Welsh Government's Firebreak lockdown regulations. FULL STORY including funding news