Matchday Preview – Pontypridd v London Welsh

This Saturday 13th August Pontypridd kick off their pre-season as we welcome London Welsh RFC to Sardis Road, kick off is at 1.30pm.

This is the first game of a double-header at The House Of Pain with Llantwit Fardre RFC playing London Welsh Druids just after, this game kicks off at 3.00pm.

Ponty and London Welsh have met several times over the years and two matches that stick in the memory of recent times are the two group matches of the 2013/14 British & Irish Cup. Ponty secured a memorable 29-22 win at Sardis Road in October 2013 before the Welsh got their revenge by beating us 26-23 at Kassam Stadium in early 2014. The last time the two clubs met was a friendly in pre-season in August 2014, Welsh took the spoils that day under the guidance of an extremely familiar face – current Ponty head coach Justin Burnell.

There will be a lot going on at Sardis Road outside of rugby this coming Saturday. First at 12.30pm there will be a new dedication of the Clubhouse Lounge Bar in honor of a club icon – full details about this will be published in a separate article tomorrow (Tuesday 9th) so keep an eye out open!

If a famous former team like London Welsh coming to Sardis wasn’t enough, they bring with them a select core of members of the London Welsh Choir and they will no doubt be great entertainment.

Many of you will have attended the Sardis 7s last Saturday and will no doubt have noticed our new Scimitar kit partners present on the ground. They had an outside stand selling our new replica home and away shirts as well as t-shirts, and they should be back in Sardis this week, so be sure to check out our fantastic new goods.

For those of you planning to hit the ground early, we’ll be showing live Premiership coverage of Aston Villa against Everton on clubhouse screens.

Please note that access for supporters is via the pavilion end of the pitch only, as the Pwllgwaun end remains closed.

So, with Saturday’s weather forecast forecast to be scorching, Sardis Road will be the perfect location for a full day of fun on and off the pitch.

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