Ebbw Vale RFC are delighted to sign young back row Ben Main from Abergavenny RFC. Ben, at the age of 18, is following in the footsteps of his Grandfather Gordon Main, who played for the Steelmen in the 1960’s.
Ben has previously played for the Dragons U16s and has had representative honours with Crawshays Youth.
On signing with the Steelmen, Ben commented, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to sign at the early age of 18 for a Premiership Club and also follow in the footsteps of my Grandfather who played and coached in the 1960s at Ebbw Vale.”
Ebbw Vale RFC are delighted to announce the signing of hooker, Ieuan Morris from Pontypridd RFC. Ieuan, has previously played for Merthyr RFC and Bedlinog RFC and represented Wales Under 19s against Japan in 2019.
On signing for Ebbw Vale RFC, Ieuan commented, “Looking forward to coming to Ebbw Vale as it’s a club with a massive history, class fans and an exciting future that Jason and the coaches have in plan. Looking forward to playing in front of the Ebbw fans at home and hopefully have a good season in both league and cup.”
Ebbw Vale RFC are pleased to announce the signing of Bevan Jay from Cardiff Met RFC. Bevan played several games for the Steelmen on permit during the 2022/23 season and is a physical, hard tackling back row forward.
Bevan has previously played for Penallta and Newbridge, represented Crawshays Youth and was part of the Dragons U18s squad.
On signing full time with the Steelmen, Bevan said, “It’s an absolute honour and privilege to sign for this club, A club with so much history and great fan base, I can’t wait to get started and play in front of a packed-out Ciner Glass Community Stadium crowd.”
Ebbw Vale RFC are delighted to announce the return of Cameron Regan to Ebbw Vale RFC for 2023/24. Cameron played a big part in the Steelmen’s return to the Premiership and was part of the team that won the Welsh Premiership in 2015/16. Cameron is returning to Ebbw Vale RFC from Pontypool RFC and is closing in on 200 appearances for the Steelmen.
On his return, Cameron said, “Really looking forward to coming back home to Ebbw. For me, Ebbw Vale is my heart and there is no other club like it. I’ve just recently had knee surgery and I’m really looking forward to getting myself fit, ready for a big pre-season with the boys.
I’ve heard there is a good atmosphere around the club, on and off the field, so hopefully we can relive some old times and win a bit of silverware.”
Andrew Mann and Ryan Jenkins Retained for the 2023/24 Season
Manny commented, “This will be my last dance, the final season before hanging my boots up! Privileged to re-sign for Ebbw Vale which is a great honour. Jason has a special group of young players who can achieve special things. Looking forward to dig deep and reap the rewards.”
On starting his 2nd season with Ebbw Vale RFC, Ryan commented, “It’s a great feeling re-signing for Ebbw Vale RFC for the upcoming season. 100% it was my best decision joining last year, a great group of boys here and I am excited to get back on the field with them. We were unlucky not finishing in the top 4 but this year I know we are capable of that and hopefully some silverware too.”
Watch out for further player announcements starting tomorrow at 6.30pm
Pre-Season Fixtures 2023/24
Ebbw Vale RFC are pleased to announce their pre-season fixtures for the 2023/24 season.
On Saturday 12th August, the Steelmen will face Gwent neighbours, Newbridge RFC, at the Recreation Ground in Tredegar with a 2.30pm kick off. Newbridge had a very successful season in 2022/23 gaining promotion to the Championship and winning the Division 1 Cup at the Principality Stadium.
Then on Saturday 19th August, the Steelmen will travel to Clifton RFC in Bristol, for another pre-season friendly, also with a 2.30pm kick off. The Steelmen return to Clifton for a second successive season for what promises to be a very competitive pre-season game. The club had a very warm welcome at Clifton RFC last season and the Addicts will once again be providing transport to the match. More details to follow.
League fixtures will be announced on social media as soon as they have been released.
Are you missing your weekly rugby fix?
Well, this coming Saturday (10/06/23) Polish International Steelman Jakub Malecki plays for KS Budowlani Commercecon Lodz as they take on Sparta Jarocin, in the the Final of the Polish 1st Rugby League.
The winning team will be promoted to Ekstraliga, the highest rugby league in Poland.
You can watch the whole match for free on YouTube Kick off at 12pm
Ebbw Vale are delighted to announce the signing of prop, Owen Hatherill for the 2023/24 season.
Owen, who has played for Glamorgan Wanderers for the last two seasons, had previously played for the Cardiff Blues U16s and U18s, and has also represented Crawshays Rugby.
Owen commented, “I am really excited and looking forward to the new challenge ahead of playing in the Premiership alongside and against some great players.”
Amir, who can play at wing or full back, has been playing for Glamorgan Wanderers for the past two seasons and was previously part of the Blues U16s and U18s squads.
On signing for Ebbw Vale, Amir stated, “I am really happy to sign for Ebbw Vale. It’s my first time signing for a Premiership club after playing in the Championship for two seasons. I can’t wait to get started!”
Click on the video to see some of Amir’s highlights.
Ebbw Vale RFC are delighted to announce the signing of Ewan Bowden for the 2023/24 season. Ewan, a pacy, versatile back, has joined the Steelmen from Cardiff Met RFC and can play at centre, wing or full back.
On signing for the Steelmen, Ewan commented, “I am delighted to be joining Ebbw Vale for the upcoming season. The small experience of the players, coaching staff and the addicts at the end of the season has made me excited for a tough pre-season ahead. I am fully looking forward to developing under Jason and to begin my journey with the Steelmen.”
Click on the video to see some of Ewan’s highlights.