A message from Sion
This is one fixture I have personally been looking forward to all season. OK, it should have happened earlier in the season, and we should have been live on TV, but, for one reason or another, this didn’t happen, but today it does.
Today we welcome Pontypridd RFC to the home of North Wales rugby; it might not be the ‘house of pain’, but this is our home, and I only hope we take to the field today and protect this home of ours.
This fixture is a very special one to me; when we played them for the first time in the Premiership in the 2016/17 season, both teams took to the field in front of a bumper 3,500+ crowd, who got to witness a compelling game of rugby, which saw RGC come out on top. From that day forward, it was clear to see and hear that both RGC and Ponty are the two best-supported teams in the Premiership… it made that day a very special day.
Ponty are part of the rugby DNA in Wales; they have a rich history, along with some of the most interested supporters in the game today. On top of that, their backroom team, staff, volunteers and committee are some of the best I have personally come across over the last three years – they have been welcoming, and have supported me over the last few years, which I’m grateful for.
Sadly, Ponty, along with a number of other clubs have been in the media recently; the strains of operating a semi-pro set-up have been challenging for so many over the last couple of years, but, from what I hear, Ponty have turned the corner, and things are looking positive for the future, which I, for one, am pleased to hear.
Putting all of this respect to one side, today I hope we get to see an RGC side take to the field with hunger and determination, as they did back in 2016/17. Ponty will not give any quarter today, and we shouldn’t expect them to either. Putting injuries and recent results and performances to one side, I know that each and every one of our amazing supporters is itching for a great performance against a great side – so c’mon RGC.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Enjoy the match and make some noise!