‘The Wizards’ will return to the field on Saturday 29 January, away to Pontypridd. The fixtures will therefore then continue as per fixture list. We have rearranged our outstanding fixtures, as follows:
The Indigo Group Premiership Cup Quarter-Final against Merthyr has been rearranged to Sunday 13 February, 1430KO. The Merthyr and Aberavon Indigo Premiership League game has been confirmed as 23rd April, 1430KO.
Llandovery v Aberavon will now be played on Saturday 9 April, 1430KO.
We have rearranged our away fixture to Bridgend and this will be played on Good Friday, April 15th.
Jac Morgan, James Ratti and Adam Beard make 2022 Six Nations Squad
Three uncapped players feature, with Ospreys duo Dewi Lake (hooker) and Jac Morgan (back row) receiving call ups alongside Cardiff Rugby’s James Ratti (back row).
Another five players could be in line to make their first Six Nations appearance, including Bradley Roberts and Christ Tshiunza who made their international debut in the 2021 Autumn Nations Series.
Dan Biggar will captain the squad for the 2022 Guinness Six Nations in the absence of the injured Alun Wyn Jones, with Adam Beard named as vice-captain.
Ross Moriarty and Alex Cuthbert could win their 50th caps during the campaign, Jonathan Davies could reach the milestone of 100 Test appearances overall and Dan Biggar would be in line for his 100th Wales cap if he features in all five matches.
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac said: “We are excited to get back together as a squad when we meet up on Monday.
“The Guinness Six Nations is a very special competition and we want to go out and win, like every other nation. This is tournament rugby, so it’s about working hard in training and preparing well each week.
“Last year the Six Nations offered fans an exciting brand of rugby with lots of tries and, while we know we have five tough matches ahead and the margins in Test rugby are fine, we are looking forward to the challenge.
“With the world cup on the horizon next year, every match will be important for development on the road to France.
On the captain Pivac said: “In terms of captaincy we’ve named Dan Biggar. With the experience missing with some players out injured, we wanted someone who had experienced the competition on a number of occasions and knows the rigours of it. He gives us that – he has 95 Wales caps and he’s toured with the British and Irish Lions.
“Dan has the respect of the other players and management so we think he’ll do a great job.”
Following last week’s confirmation that spectators can return to watch Wales in Cardiff Pivac added: “It’s fantastic news that we will continue to have crowds at Principality Stadium.
“We have the most incredible fans and the atmosphere they create is second to none. I know the players cannot wait to get back out and put in a performance for them.”
The squad will meet up at the national training base in Hensol on Monday 24 January ahead of its first game against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Saturday 5 February (KO 2.15pm).
Aberavon Rugby Club are very proud of both Rowan Jenkins and Geraint James for featuring for the Cardiff Rugby in the Champions Cup against Toulouse.
Due to the pandemic and quarantine issues relating to Cardiff Rugbys’ recent travel to South Africa in November, they were without 42 players. This gave a golden opportunity to Jenkins and James to feature in a game they will remember for a lifetime.
Jenkins started the game at loose-head prop facing Charlie Faumuina who has earned 50 international caps for New Zealand. However, Jenkins held his own and did himself proud.
James entered the field of play with 10 minutes to go and did exceptionally well.
Both players will remain in the Cardiff Rugby camp this week as they prepare to face Harlequins.
We would like to make you aware that we have received our full allocation of tickets for the Six Nations Series 2022.
Our current availability is as follows;
Wales v Scotland
Saturday 12th February – 2.15pm K.O.
£115, £105 & £100 each
Wales v France
Friday 11th March – 8.00pm K.O.
£115, £105 & £100 each
Wales v Italy
Saturday 19th March – 2.15pm K.O.
£80, £70, £65, £55 & £30 each
Please note: Discounted tickets (Under 17’s) are only available for the Wales v Italy fixture. There are no concessions for the Scotland or France fixtures. Children are welcome to attend the matches but tickets will be charged at full price.
Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis.
We will have access to our Wales Six Nations allocation from next week.
Whether you’re looking for the cheaper tickets that are SOLD OUT on the WRU website, want to buy Christmas presents or just want to support your local rugby club, ask about our availability for the Scotland, France and Italy home games.
Tickets start at £40 each for Scotland and France and £30 each for Italy.
U17 concessions available for Italy tickets only.
We only sell tickets at face value and they’re all on a first come, first serve basis.
Register your interest now at email@example.com
We are delighted to announce that the Christmas Trees in Port Talbot have been installed.
A big thank you from Aberavon RFC to all who took part:
Richard Morris and Chris Jones – CJ Construction Ltd
Miles Hire Ltd – For Donating the hire of the Cherry Picker
Fabweld Ltd – For making the securing plates for the walk through tree
Pump Supplies Ltd for the labour and transport/hiab vehicle.
And a big thank you for donations received to date from the following companies.
Andrew Scott Ltd
Hale Construction Ltd
Castell Construction Ltd
Port Talbot Cricket Club
Pump Supplies Ltd
Any companies or individuals who would like to contribute to the Christmas Lights fund (which still has a considerable shortfall) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com