Match Preview Ebbw Vale v Pontypridd

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Match Preview Ebbw Vale v Pontypridd

The Steelmen welcome Pontypridd to the Ciner Glass Community Stadium on Saturday 9th September 2023 for their first home game of the season, after coming away from Merthyr with a bonus point in their opening game.

Last season the Steelmen did the league ‘double’ over Pontypridd winning 23-22 at Sardis Road and 32-10 at the Ciner Glass Community Stadium.

Prior to the game, we spoke with forwards coach Aaron Coundley. Aaron commented that the squad were disappointed with how the Merthyr game went. However, they were straight back to work on the training pitch and are looking to make amends in Saturday’s match.

During training this week, the squad have been concentrating on putting things rights, such as the set piece and reducing the number of errors made.

Discussing Pontypridd, Aaron acknowledged they are a team that can play a wide and expansive game as well as keep it tight within the forwards.

Finally, Aaron advised the team are looking to be very good at the basics, reduce the amount of errors to a minimum and impose themselves in the best way possible. He believes the only way to do this is by winning the game.

There will be a minutes silence before the game, to honour local boy Lewi Sullivan, who lost his life recently in a tragic accident. We welcome his family and friends to the game.

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Report by Alex Kinsella-Evans


Match Day Squad

15. Morgan Richards  14. Harry Rees-Weldon  13. Ethan Phillips  12. Dominic Franchi  11. Ryan Davies  10. Evan Lloyd  9. Jon Evans

1. Luke Garrett  2. Rhys Francis (CAPT)  3. Harry Drane  4. Dylan Bartlett  5. Curtis Gregory  6. Cameron Regan  7. Lewis Young  8. Ryan Jenkins


16. Ieuan Morris  17. Morgan Davies  18. Adam Court  19. Jakub Malecki  20. Chad Thomas  21. Rory Harries  22. Kieran Meek  23. Gethin Williams


Ticket prices for the match are as follows:

Adult Ticket £12

Concession £8

Under 16s FREE (accompanied by an adult)

You can purchase tickets online before the game at the following link: 9th September – Ebbw Vale v Pontypridd | EVRFC


Season Tickets

Purchased season tickets can also be collected from the main gate on Saturday before the match.

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