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Your News Lewis Williams named Principality Premiership player of the month
16
DEC

Pontypridd RFC would like to extend their congratulations to

winger Lewis Williams, who has picked up the latest Principality

Premiership Player award.

Williams, who scored an outstanding try for Ponty against Ebbw Vale

last month, wins the award for Principality Premiership

performances for October and November.

The current title holders won all five games in that period, to

cement their place at the top of the table. They beat Aberavon,

Llandovery and Ebbw Vale away from home and Bedwas and Llanelli at

Sardis Road to overtake challengers Ebbw Vale and Carmarthen

Quins.

Merthyr born Williams has been associated with Pontypridd for half

a dozen years and although work commitments mean he isn't

available for selection every weekend he is certainly a favourite

amongst the club faithful.

Coach Geraint Lewis said, "Lewis' class is well known to

everyone at the club and his outstanding try against Ebbw Vale made

a big difference to the result of that game. His speed and

elusiveness are second to none at this level and his performances

over the last couple of months fully warrant this reward.”

Lewis Williams said, "The try was enjoyable but it was a good

game for all the boys especially at Eugene Cross Park which is a

difficult place to play. Everyone seems to up their game against us

which you can understand as current champions, but the boys have

responded again this season. It's great to be at the top of the

table again, but there's still a long way to go. Despite being

semi-professional, the boys show huge dedication and

professionalism, getting up extra early to go to the gym and just

want to perform well for the club.

"We are determined to stay in the hunt in all competitions if

we can and although the British Irish Cup is a big

motivation, the bread and butter is always the league. People may

assume the league isn't up to much as we've won it four

times in a row, but that's really not the case and the boys up

their game every year.”

Williams says former Ponty wing Gareth Wyatt has been a big help

since joining the coaching team. "As a back three player, who

played most of his career on the wing, he gives that extra bit of

advice and support. Gareth and Geraint (Lewis) have done well since

Paul John and Dale McIntosh joined the Blues but the backroom staff

also do a great job – the likes of team manager Richard Langmead,

conditioning coach Darren Boole, the kit men and the

physios.”

Sara David, Principality's Pontypridd branch manager, added:

"Congratulations to Lewis for winning this month's

Principality Premiership award. He has had a great first half of

the season, helping to secure Pontypridd's place at the top of

the table. We wish him the best of luck for the rest of the 10th

Principality Premiership season.”

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