Plate Semi Final Draw:
Penallta RFC vs Brecon RFC
Treorchy RFC vs Bonymaen RFC
The tie will be played on the 30th of March at Abernant Park, Glynneath RFC.
The Hospitality Cabins at the Oval achieved legend status many years ago. Originally constructed to accommodate match sponsors in the heady days before regional rugby, the cabins are still popular today with supporters and local businesses alike.
We're now taking bookings for the forthcoming season. For more information, please contact:
Bradley Mantle - 07779 022558 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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For dates and current availability, please visit the matchday hospitality page.
The coaches have appointed Jordan Lloyd as 1st XV Captain for the 2018-19 season.
This will be outside half Jordan's third stint as Captain since taking over the role in mid-season 2016-17.
Since making his 1st XV debut versus Penallta on 1 May 2010, Jordan has played in 141 league matches for the Zebras and was an ever present in seasons 2016-17 and 2017-18. He has also been the top points scorer for the last five seasons.
Now that's what it means to lead by example!
We're pleased to confirm the senior side's coaching set-up for the forthcoming season. Andrew Bishop retains the head coach position, whilst Craig Everett takes up the forwards coaching role.
'Bish' has proven his ability as a progressive young coach, balancing his role as a skills coach with the Ospreys, as well as taking the reigns as their newly established Under 23 defence coach, and keeping his role with Treorchy RFC. Since taking the head coach role with us 2 seasons ago, the team has won the Division One League title in his 1st season and the Mid District Cup & 3rd place in the league last season.
'Crag' rejoins us after many years on the road honing his coaching skills. Success at Pontypool Schools & Monmouth saw Craig being selected by the Blues to coach the U18s whilst overseeing the U16s development at the Arms Park outfit this season.
Treorchy 32 - 24 Rhydyfelin
Report by Jay Bayford
Treorchy team manager Gareth Wilcox admitted his side’s Worthington’s Mid District Cup triumph over Rhydyfelin was the best send-off he could have asked for.
Wilcox is due to step down from his role this summer and lifting the cup was the best possible farewell.
“It’s a really good way to finish as team manager,” said a delighted Wilcox.
“This is my last game and what a send-off from the boys. I couldn’t ask for a better one.
“They are a big strong side and play in the league above us, but the boys fronted up well and I think they tired in the second half and we took advantage of that with the pace of our forwards and backs.
“I thought the second-half performance was outstanding.”
A huge thank you to everyone who voted for us in the latest round of the Treorchy Wind Fund. We have been awarded the following grants:
£2,500 towards the cost of indoor training for the minis and junior teams during the Winter months. This not only protects our youngsters, it also gives the Oval a much-needed rest and reduces the number of fixtures called off for all teams.
£5,000 towards improving disabled access to the clubhouse. The work will centre on access to the lounge where the current multi-level step / ramp is difficult for wheelchair users and anyone with reduced mobility.
When he stepped out on to the field to face Llanharan on Saturday (11 November), Peter Hutchings made his 300th League Appearance for Treorchy RFC.
Peter made his first team debut at the tender age of 21 on 31 August 2002 in a 31-11 defeat at Cross Keys. He went on to play 16 league matches in a tough season that had 34 league matches (yes 34!). He didn't manage to score any tries that season but has made up for it since.
Peter reached the 100-match milestone in 2006-07 and two seasons later he became our all-time leading try scorer when he broke through the 50 try barrier. In 2011, Peter reached his 200th match and by this time had scored 77 tries. His try scoring ratio has stood the test of time and he has scored 115 tries in his 299 matches to date.
In the league match away at Dinas Powys, Rhys Gillard Joined the growing list of current Zebras to reach the 100 league appearances milestone.
Rhys made his league debut on 25 September 2010 in an away match at Gilfach Goch and in the 99 matches that have followed, he has played in almost every position in the pack ... a reflection of his all-round rugby ability.
Congratulations on a tremendous achievement ... here's to the next 100!