However, the first reported match involving Pontypridd was played on 18 December 1873 against Roath (Cardiff). The club also made the Quarter-Finals of the British & Irish Cup, losing away to Leinster 'A'. Pontypridd have long been regarded as one of the more unfashionable Welsh clubs, and during this period were over-shadowed by the more prominent Welsh clubs, Llanelli, Swansea, Neath, Cardiff and Newport, known collectively as the Big Five. , Burnell's departure in 2004 was followed by the appointment of former Pontypridd flanker, Simon King who, along with assistant coach, former Pontypridd and Wales captain and scrum-half Paul John, guided Pontypridd to the final of the Konica Minolta Cup in 2004–05, before winning it in 2005–06. McIntosh left his role in October 2013 to take up a full-time position with the Cardiff Blues, leading to a restructure of the Pontypridd coaching team with Paul John as head coach, being backed up by Gareth Wyatt and Geraint Lewis with another former Wales international Garin Jenkins also joining the backroom staff. , In 2009, Pontypridd-based company Amber Electrical become the club's main sponsors in a highly publicised partnership deal. Matthew was drafted into the Celtic Warriors regional squad in 2003, but turning out regularly for Pontypridd at club level. , 2010 saw Egan Waste Services step up their support of Pontypridd by becoming the Club's main sponsors once more. By the end of the 2007/8 season both youth teams had won their perspective leagues outright and earned automatic promotion, with the senior youth now playing in the top division in only their third season since forming. The 2012–13 season was arguably the most successful in the club's history as Ponty won an historic league and cup double.  . Despite being tipped as the "next best thing" during his early career and being a great points kicker Lee never gained more than a solitary cap for Wales at full international level. During the 2001–02 season, Pontypridd enjoyed an incredibly successful campaign, winning the Principality Cup and narrowly losing to Sale Sharks in the final of the Parker Pen Shield competition.. Pontypool play their home matches at Pontypool Park. The club is an inaugural member of the Welsh Rugby Union, currently play in the Welsh Premier Division and is a feeder club for the Scarlets, a Pro14 club. , Pontypridd RFC have produced numerous players for the Wales national rugby union team and have long thrived on the 'unfashionable club' tag. The introduction of regional rugby union teams in Wales occurred prior to the start of the 2003/04 rugby union season. With the departure of John in 1999, former Pontypridd and Wales flanker, Richie Collins became head coach, and while some significant scalps – notably a win over Heineken Cup winners Leicester in 2000  – came his way, his tenure in charge was short-lived. The section is hugely successful, winning dozens of tournaments and trophies each season, and competing successfully in international tournaments throughout Europe where they have won every foreign tournament they have entered. , Pontypridd RFC have since refinanced and restructured, and, despite a mooted stadium sale, continue to be regarded as a beacon for rugby in the south Wales Valleys. In their early days, Pontypridd RFC played their home games at Taff Vale Park in Treforest, the current home of their junior section, before moving to the People's Park alongside the River Rhondda. Several youth players have gained notable honours, including representative honours with Welsh Crawshays and Welsh Schoolboys, with players in the Cardiff Blues Academy and several older players now training with Pontypridd RFC's senior team. Pontypridd RFC are generally accepted to have been formed in 1876  by a number of young local men who had moved into the area during the Industrial Revolution of the late 19th century. However, in 1908 they moved once more to a new home in Ynysyngharad Park in Pontypridd itself,  where they would stay for 65 years. Probeer het opnieuw. Former Pontypridd players seen wearing the red of Wales in recent years include Gethin Jenkins, Kevin Morgan, Richard Parks, Michael Owen, Martyn Williams, Dafydd James, Mefin Davies, Brent Cockbain, Robert Sidoli, Sonny Parker, Ceri Sweeney, Ian Evans, Matthew Rees, Morgan Stoddart, Cory Hill, Kristian Dacey, Seb Davies, Dillon Lewis, Tomos Williams and Jarrod Evans.
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