Return to Play

‘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.

Wizards for Wales

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).

Jac Morgan – 22 appearances for Aberavon

James Ratti – 21 appearances for Aberavon

Adam Beard – 20 appearances for Aberavon

Port Talbot Lights Thank You

There we have it. Another year of Aberavon Rugby Football Club facilitating the Port Talbot Christmas Trees’ and Christmas Lights’.

We would like to thank the following for their assistance in removing both the trees and the lights from the town centre.

Miles Hire Ltd for the loan of the platform

CJ Construction Ltd for Richard Morris’s assistance

Pump Supplies Ltd for the hiab lorry and labour.

Rowan and Brandon for helping out.

Doctor Edward Roberts MBE

Aberavon RFC are delighted to learn that Doctor Edward Roberts has been awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours list.

As our long serving Club President we are so pleased that he has been recognised for his services to medicine and the local community.

Many Congratulations from everyone at The Wizards.

Wizards in European Glory

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.

2022 Six Nations Tickets

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. 

If you’re interested in purchasing any tickets, please contact seasontickets@aberavonwizards.co.uk as soon as possible as tickets are selling fast.

Six Nations Tickets

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW!

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 seasontickets@aberavonwizards.co.uk

Christmas in Port Talbot

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

Centegreat Ltd

Any companies or individuals who would like to contribute to the Christmas Lights fund (which still has a considerable shortfall) please contact chris.davies@aberavonwizards.co.uk or andrew.john@aberavonwizards.co.uk