Neath Rugby Squad (2017/18)

Neath Rugby Squad as follows:
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Front Row

Ryan Thomas

Position
Prop
Nickname
Twm
Date of birth
17/07/89
Place of birth
Neath
Height
183cm
Weight
110kg
Previous Clubs
Neath Athletic, Swansea
Team joker
Mike Evs
Worst dress code in team
Rhys Jones
Most memorable game
Getting MoM award v Bridgend
Sporting Hero
JJ Watt
Favourite TV Programme
House of Cards
My game preparation
Pre Game Morruzi's Coffee + A Nocco
Player admired
Ricky Guest / Dan Kenny
Favourite Food
Nandos
Favourite Drink
Birra Moretti
Favourite Quote
If you're good at something, never do it for free.
Advice to younger players
Train Hard
Twitter Handle
@ryantwm
Instagram Handle
ryantwm
Sponsored by

Ifan Phillips

Sion Crocker

Position
Hooker
Nickname
Crocks
Date of birth
22/10/86
Place of birth
Bridgend
Height
179cm
Weight
105kg
Previous Clubs
Pencoed, Tata Steel.
Team joker
Leon Ward
Worst dress code in team
Leon Ward
Most memorable game
Beating Swansea on my 100th game for Neath.
Sporting Hero
Jonah Lomu
Favourite TV Programme
Game of Thrones
My game preparation
Stretching with a foam roller + listening to music.
Player admired
Dane Coles
Favourite Food
Fillet Steak with all the trimmings.
Favourite Drink
Apple Juice
Favourite Quote
Train Hard, Play Easy.
Advice to younger players
Rugby is more enjoyable when you have given it all you got.
Twitter Handle
@crock_2
Instagram Handle
N / A
Sponsored by

Aled Morris

Position
Hooker
Height
189cm
Weight
106kg

Geraint James

Position
Prop
Height
175cm
Weight
122kg

Neil White

Position
Prop
Height
180cm
Weight
125kg

Callum Jones

Ben Uphill

Position
Prop
Height
180cm
Weight
130kg
Sponsored by
Thursday Club

Liam Tobias

Position
Prop
Nickname
Chip
Date of birth
10/06/93
Place of birth
Swansea
Height
6ft 2"
Weight
120 Kg
Honours
Having Most Improved Player for NEATH RUGBY
Previous Clubs
Llangennech, Felinfoel
Team joker
Ed Howley
Worst dress code in team
Ryan
Most memorable game
First game for NEATH
Sporting Hero
Samson Lee
Favourite TV Programme
Love Island
My game preparation
Bed early, Early Breakfast, think of the game.
Player admired
Sion Crocker
Favourite Food
Spaghetti Bolognese
Favourite Drink
Oasis
Favourite Quote
Turn them butterflies into Dragons (Scott Quinnell)
Advice to younger players
Train hard, listen and never give up.
Sponsored by
Logan Davies

Second Row

John Barley

Position
Lock
Nickname
Asian Jon
Date of birth
16.10.1991
Place of birth
Cardiff
Height
200 cm
Weight
118 kg
Honours
Wales U16A, Wales Students
Previous Clubs
Swansea, Carmarthen Quins, Aberdare
Team joker
Rhys "custard guts" Jones - not a joker, just a joke
Worst dress code in team
Rhys "custard guts" Jones - sheep skin coats
Most memorable game
last week's
Sporting Hero
David Beckham
Favourite TV Programme
Homes Under the Hammer
My game preparation
hard-core beats and watching Leon Ward stretching his shirt over his drum
Player admired
Neil White
Favourite Food
Pizza
Favourite Drink
Water
Favourite Quote
"no more jumps left"
Advice to younger players
play football - or play for the team and to enjoy with good mates
Twitter Handle
N/a
Instagram Handle
jonbarley_
Sponsored by
First Choice Flooring
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Jonny Griffiths

Position
Lock
Height
194cm
Weight
110kg

Matthew Davies

Position
Lock
Height
200cm
Weight
110kg

Calum Davies

Position
Flanker, Number Eight
Height
190 cm
Weight
103 kg

Rhys Jones

Position
Lock
Nickname
Farmer
Date of birth
29/11/90
Place of birth
Aberystwyth
Height
190cm
Weight
114kg
Honours
Wales Students
Previous Clubs
Aberystwyth
Team joker
Leon
Worst dress code in team
Ryan Thomas
Most memorable game
Swalec Cup Final
Sporting Hero
Connor McGregor
Favourite TV Programme
Game of Thrones
My game preparation
Listen to Music
Player admired
Brad Thorn
Favourite Food
Sunday Roast
Favourite Drink
Coffee
Advice to younger players
Always wear a gumshield.
Twitter Handle
@dafrhysjones
Instagram Handle
@cattlestrength
Sponsored by
Thursday Club

Ryan Bean

Position
Lock
Height
196cm
Weight
110kg
Sponsored by
G.Harris & Basil

Back Row

Scott Hicks

Position
Number Eight
Height
190cm
Weight
116kg

Josh Cole

Jordan Collier

Position
Flanker
Nickname
Collier
Date of birth
07/12/94
Place of birth
Neath
Height
180 cm
Weight
106 kg
Honours
Ospreys, Wales U18.
Previous Clubs
Tonmawr
Team joker
Leon Ward
Worst dress code in team
Rhys Jones
Sporting Hero
Steven Gerrard
Favourite TV Programme
Power
My game preparation
Breakfast Club + Coffee (with the boys)
Player admired
Money Mike Evs
Favourite Food
Dominos
Favourite Drink
Koppaberg
Favourite Quote
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
Advice to younger players
There's more money in football.
Twitter Handle
@jordan-collier
Instagram Handle
jordanncollier
Sponsored by
Thursday Club

Leon Ward

Position
Flanker
Nickname
Thin Scott Andrews
Date of birth
10/02/92
Place of birth
Neath
Height
188 cm
Weight
112 kg
Previous Clubs
N / A
Team joker
Gav Evs
Worst dress code in team
Rhys Jones
Most memorable game
Neath v London Welsh
Sporting Hero
Gareth Gravell
Favourite TV Programme
Scrubs
My game preparation
Eating
Player admired
Jordan Collier
Favourite Food
Everything
Favourite Drink
"Bow"
Favourite Quote
Can't hadle the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Advice to younger players
Always go low in contact.
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Charlie Davies

Height
190cm
Weight
102kg

Half Backs

Reuben Morgan-Williams

Position
Scrum-half
Height
180cm
Weight
85kg
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Iwan Evans

Position
Fly-half
Nickname
Evs
Date of birth
04/03/1997
Place of birth
Swansea
Height
190cm
Weight
89kg
Honours
Wales 7s
Previous Clubs
Ystradgynlais
Team joker
Mike Evs
Worst dress code in team
Mogsy
Most memorable game
First Boxing day game at the Gnoll in my first season with Neath
Sporting Hero
Tiger Woods
Favourite TV Programme
Family Guy
My game preparation
take it as any other day
Player admired
Richard Smith (Smithy)
Favourite Food
Sunday Dinner
Favourite Drink
Milk
Favourite Quote
Only dead fish go with the flow
Advice to younger players
never give up and enjoy it!
Twitter Handle
@IwanEvans10
Instagram Handle
iwan_evans10
Sponsored by
Creative Paving

Luke Price

Dan Guarneri

Position
Fly-half
Nickname
Dang
Date of birth
21/09/91
Place of birth
Swansea
Height
187cm
Weight
87kg
Previous Clubs
Penclawdd, Llanelli RFC.
Team joker
Mike Evans
Worst dress code in team
Liam Tobias
Most memorable game
When I scored 1st Premiership try for Neath v Cardiff
Sporting Hero
Jonny Wilkinson
Favourite TV Programme
Prison Break / Power
My game preparation
No particular routine, just Brekkie with the boys.
Favourite Food
Sunday Roast
Favourite Drink
Guinness
Twitter Handle
@dang_10
Instagram Handle
danguarneri
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Christopher Morgans

Position
Scrum-half
Height
176cm
Weight
87kg
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Scott Gibson

Position
Scrum-half
Nickname
gibbo
Date of birth
25/09/1992
Place of birth
Neath
Height
174cm
Weight
80kg
Honours
Wales 7s, Ulster A, Cardiff Blues, Wales 18s
Previous Clubs
Swansea, Ballymena, Llandovery.
Team joker
gar evans (hiding my boots)
Worst dress code in team
tubias
Most memorable game
Cardiff blues v L Tigers in welford road
Sporting Hero
Shane Williams
Favourite TV Programme
Game of Thrones
My game preparation
omlette, coffee, music
Favourite Food
steak & chips
Favourite Drink
Orange Juice
Favourite Quote
rugby always wins
Advice to younger players
follow your dreams
Twitter Handle
@gibson259
Instagram Handle
5cott09
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Centres

Gavin Evans

Position
Centre
Height
185cm
Weight
98kg
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Keiran williams

Position
Centre
Nickname
keis
Date of birth
04/12/1997
Place of birth
Neath Port Talbot
Height
5 foot 10”
Weight
90kg
Honours
Wales u18/u20
Previous Clubs
Glynneath
Team joker
Griffo
Worst dress code in team
Rhys Jones
Most memorable game
Wales 20s game vs Scotland in the six nations
Sporting Hero
Jonathan Davies
Favourite TV Programme
Tipping Point/ The Chase
My game preparation
Big breakfast in the morning in eiras
Player admired
James Hook
Favourite Food
Chinese Chicken with Sweet potato wedges sprinkled with paprika with coleslaw
Favourite Drink
Strongbow Dark fruit
Favourite Quote
It ain’t over till the fat lady sings
Advice to younger players
Keep enjoying the game and express yourself
Twitter Handle
williams_keiran
Instagram Handle
keiwills3
Sponsored by

Richard Smith

Position
Centre
Height
187cm
Weight
98kg

Matthew Pearce

Wings

Alec Jenkins

Position
Wing
Height
187 cm
Weight
91 kg
Sponsored by
McDonald's, Skewen.

James Roberts

Position
Wing
Height
186cm
Weight
84kg
Sponsored by
Geoff Stokes

Kristian Corbisiero

Mike Evans

Position
Wing
Nickname
Monies
Date of birth
28/12/91
Place of birth
Morristown
Height
185cm
Weight
103kg
Previous Clubs
Llandovery
Team joker
Leon
Worst dress code in team
Colliers and worst hair Scott Gibson
Most memorable game
Swalec Cup win
Sporting Hero
Tiger Woods
Favourite TV Programme
Family Guy
My game preparation
Big brekkie
Player admired
Rene Ranger
Favourite Food
Steak
Favourite Drink
Guinness
Favourite Quote
Light weight babeeyyyhhh
Advice to younger players
keep working hard until you get to where you want to be. Bin the excuses
Twitter Handle
Mikearuuuuu
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Development Players

Ben Atkins

Position
Centre

Dalton Brown

Joe Davies

Elis Hopkins

Position
Flanker
Nickname
Dimitri
Date of birth
19/06/98
Place of birth
Neath
Height
6' 3 1/2"
Weight
16st 8lbs
Honours
Boys Clubs of Wales U19s
Previous Clubs
Neath Athletic RFC
Team joker
Leon Ward
Worst dress code in team
Rhys Jones
Most memorable game
First Premiership try against Llanelli on The Gnoll.
Sporting Hero
Gavin Henson
Favourite TV Programme
Power and Shooter
My game preparation
A dirty playlist off soundcloud
Player admired
Sion Crocker
Favourite Food
Steak and Sweet Potato Fries
Favourite Drink
Chololate Milkshake
Favourite Quote
Hard work pays off.
Advice to younger players
Concentrate on skills and keep enjoying.
Twitter Handle
@ElisHopkins
Instagram Handle
elis.hopkins
Sponsored by
Phil Lawrence