We were all saddened by the news that Ray Knott, an outstanding centre three-quarter for Ebbw Vale in the 1950s and 60s, has passed away. We send our deepest sympathies to Ray’s family.
Roy Lewis recalls tha, in February 1957, a combined Ebbw Vale and Newbridge side played and defeated the South African Universities and, representing Newbridge, Ray partnered our Graham Powell in the centre. Not long after that he joined us and was a reserve in the conbined Ebbw Vale and Abertillery team that played the Springboks at Ebbw on 29th November 1960. On both occasions he was described in the programmes as a colliery worker.
The funeral service is at Newbridge Catholic Church, Ashfield Road, Newbridge on Friday 25 August at 11.15. Service at Croesyceiliog Crematorium is at 1230.
LATEST NEWSInternational tickets on sale
Alan Gall will be in the club on Thursday between 6pm and 7pm for the collection of international tickets for the Autumn Series. There area few spare tickets available for New Zealand, South Africa and Australia so if you’d like some, come along and buy them.Read More