NEATH RUGBY NEWS

HOSPITALITY NEWS: NEATH v NEWPORT (Sat 27th October 2018)

The re-launched Neath Rugby hospitality will continue on Saturday, 27th October for the Newport fixture at the Gnoll. The pre-match hospitality will start at 12.30 with a two course meal and a post meal Q&A.

With a brand new Hospitality Manager in place this is a great opportunity to try the new Neath Rugby hospitality experience which will be in place for every home league game. Recent hospitality events have been very successful and arrangements are being made to ensure that this experience continues for all home games. Details of the different hospitality packages for league fixtures can be found here: http://www.neathrugby.wales/hospitality-2018-19/

Matchday hospitality is open to both Neath and Newport supporters.

Having enjoyed a delicious two course meal, supporters will have the opportunity to enjoy and participate in a Q&A session with a guest rugby speaker.

Entry to hospitality is £10.00 and match entry is £10. The hospitality suite overlooks the pitch so for those of you who wish to watch the whole game from the best view in the Gnoll, you are more than welcome to stay inside…
* Those without a season ticket using the HOSPITALITY PACKAGE will be required to purchase a match day ticket to watch the game on the day.

The on field action will then kick off at 2.30pm, as both Neath and Newport will be looking to be competitive in their respective Premiership league campaigns.

It is expected that we will have a big take up for this fixture so please book early by ringing the clubhouse on 01639 643328 or ringing Keith directly on 07741 999220 or Gerald
on 07873787414.

Please could HOSPITALITY PACKAGE holders please contact either Keith or Gerald to confirm if you are attending to allow us to plan catering requirements.

FIREWORKS TICKETS INFORMATION

Tickets for the Neath Rugby fireworks sponsored by Trade Centre Wales, Innogy Renewables UK, Hirebase and SwanseaBay Radio are available from Gareth Howells who will be at the Neath rugby club clubhouse on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm until 7pm.

Dates tickets can be purchased in advance are:
October 18th
October 23rd
October 25th
October 30th
November 1st

Advance Tickets
Entry £5pp
U5s go FREE
Family tickets – Family of four are just £15 pounds (2 adults 2 children)

Tickets purchased on the night WILL cost more!

Ticket information Contact Gareth Howells on gareth.howells@neathrugby.wales for more information

HOSPITALITY
Hospitality is available via Keith or Danielle at the clubhouse on clubhouse@neathrugby.wales

LLANDOVERY 30 NEATH 3 – FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER 2018

LLANDOVERY 30 NEATH 3

Few expected Neath to come away with much from Church Bank on Friday evening – and they were right !

In front of the BBC Scrum V cameras, Neath’s limitations were laid bare for all to see as the Blacks showed endeavour and enjoyed periods of possession but made far too many mistakes.

These let in Llandovery for four tries by prop Berian Watkins and full back Gavin Thomas in the first half then hooker Matthew Moore and replacement Lee Rees in the second-half.

Jack Maynard kicked a conversion and a penalty in the first-half to give Llandovery a 15-nil and he did the same after the break when full back Ed Howley landed a goal for Neath’s only points.

Skipper Jordan Collier again set a rousing example but Llandovery played with more vigour and method and really Neath rarely threatened and spent much of the time trying to play behind the gain-line.

There was little for the hardy Neath supporters who made the trip to enthuse over but sound enough debuts were made by lock Nathan Smith who worked hard and scrum-half Tom Briggs who showed some deft touches. Now for Newport at home !

MATCH PREVIEW

Neath ring the changes behind for the visit to Llandovery on Friday (kick off 7.10pm) which is being televised live on Scrum V. The team is :-

Neath v Llandovery (Away)
15 Ed Howley; 14 Ian Ellis, 13 Mike Evans, 12 Gavin Evans, 11 James Roberts; 10 Regan King, 9 Scott Gibson; 1 Luke Garrett, 2 Sion Crocker, 3 Ryan Thomas; 4 Rhys Jones, 5 Nathan Smith; 6 Jordan Collier (captain), 7 Lloyd Evans, 8 Ieuan Jones
Replacements : 16 Ben Uphill, 17 Garin Lloyd, 18 Liam Tobias, 19 Leon Ward, 20 Elis Hopkins, 21 Aled Cockwell; 22 Tom Briggs, 23 Callum Hall

Referee – Mr. Adam Jones (Brecon)

FIRST CHOICE FLOORING PARTNER NEATH RUGBY

Neath Rugby is delighted to welcome on board First Choice Flooring as a club partner. First Choice flooring have recently sponsored new carpet and flooring in the clubs hospitality lounge transforming the lounge with a stunning new carpet to go with all the new blinds, painting and decorating work that has gone on over the last few weeks.

Neath Rugby would like to thank first choice flooring owner Jason Davies for his amazing support of the club and look forward to promoting the first choice flooring name with Neath Rugby this season.

If you are thinking about getting new flooring or carpet please visit https://www.facebook.com/firstchoiceflooringwales/ and drop club partners first choice flooring a message.

UNITED AGAINST DEMENTIA

This Friday, @catheledd presents live action from @PrincipalityPRM as @llandoveryrfc take on @NeathRugby. Both teams will be wearing our blue laces to raise awareness of dementia and show support to 45,000 people living with the disease in Wales #UnitedAgainstDementia

MATCH DEAL (LLANDOVERY v NEATH FIXTURE, Friday 19th October)


Llandovery RFC – Match Deal

Entrance, Programme, Pint, Meal
Adult £19 Concession £16
Choose meal from: Fish & Chips, Sausage Beans & Chips, Chicken Curry & Chips
Chicken Goujons & Chips

Should you wish to take up this deal, either contact Gina
on 01550 721110/ droversrfc@gmail.com prior to the game or
tickets will be available at the gate for individuals.

THE BIG NEATH RUGBY FIREWORK DISPLAY – SUNDAY 4th NOVEMBER

Neath Rugby brings you the biggest night of firework fun at the Gnoll Ground, Neath on Sunday November 4th with X Factor stars Reggie ‘n’ Bollie!

Gates open 4.30pm As well as one of South Wales’ biggest fireworks displays, there’ll be children’s rides, food stalls and live music on stage from X Factor stars Reggie ‘n’ Bollie!

Advance tickets are £5…Family tickets for four are just £15 pounds (2 adults 2 children)
U5s go free!
Tickets on the night WILL cost more!

Tickets are available from Gareth who will be at the Gnoll clubhouse on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm.

Dates you can purchase advance tickets are:
October 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th
November 1st

Contact Gareth Howells on gareth.howells@neathrugby.wales for more information

FIREWORKS HOSPITALITY 2018
Hospitality for the fireworks please contact Keith on clubhouse@neathrugby.wales
Adults £5.00pp
Children £3.50pp
Family 4 £12.00pp

Menu: choice from Beef Burger, Hotdog, Curry, Chilli
Fireworks ticket/s will need to be purchased on top of the above prices.

The big Neath Rugby Firework Display..Sunday November 4th..Brought to you with Trade Centre Wales and Swansea Bay Radio!

“CHALKY” STEPS UP

Neath have named Neil “Chalky” White as team manager in succession to Martyn Morris.

The popular prop forward who retired from playing at the end of last season previously acted as Morris’ assistant and now steps up to work alongside coaches Simon King, Paul Williams and Paul James.

Neath general manager Gareth Howells said, “It is a natural progression really as Neil was Martyn’s assistant and as such has a head start. He is widely respected in the game after playing almost all his career in the Premiership with Aberavon and Neath. He knows the area inside out and is committed to helping the squad bring about an immediate improvement in results to start climbing the table.”

NEATH 6 MERTHYR 34 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2018


NEATH 6 MERTHYR 34

Battling Neath gave it their all but were ultimately well beaten by high-riding Merthyr who led 17-3 at half-time, a score they were a little fortunate to double in the second-half when the Blacks held them in check for long periods.

Neath took first use of a strong wind but Merthyr took the lead with a try by wing Kyle Evans which full back Jarvis converted and Neath outside-half Callum Hall pegged them back with a penalty before another Merthyr try made it 12-3.

The Blacks then enjoyed a good period but, as the interval approached, captain Craig Locke used his considerable weight to barge over and, after the sin-binning of two errant props, it was 17-3 to the visitors with wind advantage to come.

Merthyr may well have expected to pull away in the second-half but they were held at bay by a dogged Neath effort. Once again, skipper Jordan Collier led by example, rocketing into tackles throughout, hooker Sion Crocker was as lively as ever and again the Neath scrum held up well.

Behind the scrum, full back Dan Guarneri and winger Ian Ellis were sound with the latter delivering one crunching tackle which warmed the crowd if not the recipient while Scott Gibson was a lively scrum-half.

The Blacks came close to scoring on a couple of occasions but had only a second Hall penalty to show for their efforts as the referee gave the visitors considerable leeway at tackles and scrums – such tolerance was not extended to Neath.

Merthyr added to their tally with tries by and flanker Perkins, replacement Williams and finally a break out try from a Neath attack which saw Baker score at the opposite end for the off-form Jarvis to convert,

Neath’s defeat by champions Merthyr was no big surprise but it was an improved, brave performance and now the Blacks move on to Llandovery on Friday when there will be no hiding place from the Scrum V cameras.

MATCH PREVIEW

Neath ring the changes behind for the visit of Merthyr to The Gnoll on Saturday. The final place on a strong bench is subject to a fitness test :-

Neath v Merthyr (Home)
15 Dan Guarneri; 14 Ian Ellis, 13 Regan King, 12 Gavin Evans, 11 Ryan Pugh; 10 Callum Hall, 9 Scott Gibson; 1 Luke Garrett, 2 Sion Crocker, 3 Ryan Thomas; 4 Rhys Jones, 5 Scott Andrews; 6 Jordan Collier (captain), 7 Lloyd Evans, 8 Leon Ward
Replacements: 16 Ben Uphill, 17 Darren Hughes, 18 Liam Tobias, 19 Ryan Bean, 20 Elis Hopkins, 21 Ieuan Jones; 22 Owen Nesbitt, 23 A.N.Other

Referee – Mr. Rhys Jones (Pencoed)

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MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY IS AVAILABLE:
http://www.neathrugby.wales/matchday-hospitality/