How old is Neath RFC?

Neath RFC

Founded 1871​
Location Neath, Wales
Ground(s) The Gnoll (Capacity: 7,500)
Coach(es) Patrick Horgan (Coach), Forwards Coach: Andy Howell
Official website

Who owns Neath rugby club?

Jardine Norton
Neath RFC ownership has been handed over to the finance company which brought a winding-up petition against the club before Christmas. A deal has now been concluded for the Cardiff-based Jardine Norton to take charge of the club with previous owner Mike Cuddy no longer in control.

Who plays at The Gnoll?

The Gnoll is the traditional home of Neath RFC, one of the leading Welsh clubs in the pre-regional era of rugby. It has hosted Neath since the club was founded in 1871. The ground has a capacity of 6,000.

Why is rugby popular in Wales?

If anything, rugby helped create Welsh nationhood. When the game took hold in the last years of the 19th century and thrived in the first years of the 20th, Wales embraced this relatively new sport because it gave a small nation the chance to be on top of the world.

Who invented gnolls?

Paul Haynie literally wrote the book on gnolls, and he claims that gnolls were introduced in 1912 by Lord Dunsany in “How Nuth Would Have Practiced His Art Upon the Gnoles“, the name likely derived from the English noll. Lord Dunsany’s gnoles were simply a stepping stone for the next iteration.

What mythology are gnolls from?

Gnolls were most often worshipers of the demon lord Yeenoghu, who some claim created them.

What is the highest ever Rugby score?


Points Team Score
145 New Zealand 145–17
142 Australia 142–0
111 England 111–13
108 New Zealand 108–13

Are Wales a good rugby team?

Since 2005, Wales has been the most successful team in the Six Nations, winning six Six Nations titles. They include four Grand Slams, again more than any other side. Wales were the host nation for the 1999 Rugby World Cup, although matches were also played in England, Scotland, Ireland and France.

Is rugby more popular than football in Wales?

Unlike the rest of the country, rugby union is considered to be the sport of the working people in Wales. Far and away the most popular sport in the UK, the Football Association of Wales was established in 1876 with the first national game coming a year later (a 4-0 loss to Scotland).

Where does Neath Rugby Football Club play their home games?

Neath Rugby Football Club ( Welsh: Clwb Rygbi Castell-Nedd) is a Welsh rugby union club which plays in the WRU Championship. The club’s home ground is The Gnoll, Neath.

Why are Neath rugby team called the All Blacks?

The team is known as the All Blacks because of the team colours: black with only a white cross pattée as an emblem. Neath RFC is the oldest rugby club in Wales, having been formed in 1871. They are feeder club to the Ospreys regional team. The Gnoll. Home of Neath RFC

When did Neath RFC first tour northern England?

In 1887/88 Neath RFC undertook their first tour of the northern English clubs, including Hartlepool, Manningham and Wortley. The next season Neath played host to Widnes on Christmas Day before undertaking a further northern tour taking on a further five teams in six days.

When do Neath play in the championship cup?

WRU CHAMPIONSHIP CUP The fixtures have just been announced by WRU :- Aug 6/7 Tata (H) Aug 14 Maesteg Quins (A) Sep 4 Maesteg Quins (H) Sep 18 Tata Steel (A) Rest assured we will do our best to fill in the many gaps !!