“Catch22 Rugby” recently researched the number of “Twitter” followers each Premiership club has with Pontypridd RFC still out in front :-
Pontypridd 15,413 Ebbw Vale 8,383
Cardiff 11,261 Merthyr 8,053
Llanelli 9,924 Swansea 7,922
Newport 9,317 Bridgend 7,698
Aberavon 8,917 Llandovery 6,747
RGC 7.929 Carmarthen Quins 5,891
Of course, the number of “Twitter” followers does not reflect the actual support through the gates.
It may indicate a level of “background” support but it may even penalise clubs which have active and lively web-sites. And, where identities are blurred, it may even reflect the number of regional followers hitting club accounts by mistake !
However, the figures are interesting and “Catch22 Rugby” has also compiled the figures for the Championship :-
NEATH 10,946 Ystrad Rhondda 4,476
Pontypool 8,296 Glamorgan Wand. 3,690
Cross Keys 7,435 Trebanos 2,755
Bedwas 7,028 Narberth 2,685
Cardiff Met 6,180 Ystalyfera 2,521
Beddau 5,682 Maesteg Quins 2,277
Bargoed 5,407 Tata Steel 2,271
A small push should see Neath RFC past the 11,000 mark and in any case it is nice to see Neath RFC on top – it would be better still if all those followers were to attend at The Gnoll !
Whatsoever, it is pleasing to see that we have a strong following – so thank you, all.