Treorchy RFC

The Zebras


Here you'll find everything you need to know about the Rhondda's most famous rugby club.  Information is updated regularly, so please keep calling back to see what's new!

Photo of the Oval above, courtesy of Martin Green

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1st XV News

The Zebras ended 2017 with wins at the Oval against Penygraig on Boxing Day and Mountain Ash on 30 December.

Next match is an away league match against Porth Harlequins on 6 January.  KO 2:30 pm.

Fixtures and results

Youth News

The Youth Team's recent matches have fallen victim to the weather.

Next match is the rearranged WRU Youth Cup tie at the Oval against Senghenydd on 6 Jamuary, KO 2:30pm


Fixtures and results

Stripe it Lucky

Results for:                 31-12-17

Nos:                            10-13-21-25
Jackpot winners:         0
£25 winners:               13
Next week's jackpot:   £3,800

Coaching news

Forwards coach Ian Evans has left the club to take up the position of forwards coach at Premiership Club Cross Keys.

In the season and a half that Ian has been with us, he has made a big contribution to the club and been a very important part of our coaching set up.

Whilst we're very sorry to lose Ian, we are pleased that he has this opportunity and wish him all the best in his new role.

Treorchy Wind Fund

A huge thank you to everyone who voted for us in the latest round of the Treorchy Wind Fund.  We have been awarded the following grants:

£2,500 towards the cost of indoor training for the minis and juniors teams during the Winter months.  This not only protects our youngsters, it also gives the Oval a much needed rest and reduces the number of fixtures called off for all teams.

£5,000 towards improving disabled access to the clubhouse.  The work will centre on access to the lounge where the current multi-level step / ramp is difficult for wheelchair users and anyone with reduced mobility. 

Knockout News

Courtesy of a bye in round 3 of the WRU Plate, the 1st XV is through to round 4 where our opponents will be Maesteg Quins.

The match will be played on 13 January which means that our home league fixture against Dinas Powys will have to be rearranged.

The Youth Team is through to the last 16 of the WRU Youth Cup and will play Senghenydd at home.  The fixture has been postponed twice due to the weather and we are waiting for a new date to be confirmed. 

300's the magic number for Peter

When he stepped out on to the field to face Llanharan on Saturday (11 November), Peter Hutchings made his 300th League Appearance for Treorchy RFC.   

Peter made his first team debut at the tender age of 21 on 31 August 2002 in a 31-11 defeat at Cross Keys.  He went on to play 16 league matches in a tough season that had 34 league matches (yes 34!).  He didn't manage to score any tries that season but has made up for it since.

Peter reached the 100 match milestone in 2006-07 and two seasons later he became our all time leading try scorer when he broke through the 50 try barrier.  In 2011, Peter reached his 200th match and by this time had scored 77 tries.  His try scoring ratio has stood the test of time and he has scored 115 tries in his 299 matches to date.

Peter's trademark swallow dive when scoring a try is maybe not as high as it was, but it is still a sight for sore eyes for the supporters.

Peter has 'almost' retired several times and has had a number of operations on his troublesome knees.  However, rugby (and Treorchy RFC) is in his blood and he's still not quite ready to give it all up.  He seems to have had a new lease of life this season, maybe drawing energy from the younger players around him?  Whatever the reason, everyone at Treorchy RFC is delighted that Peter has reached this amazing milestone and hope that we'll be able to watch him play many more times.

Congratulations on an outstanding achievement!

100 not out for Gilly

In the league match away at Dinas Powys, Rhys Gillard Joined the growing list of current Zebras to reach the 100 league appearances milestone.

Rhys made his league debut on 25 September 2010 in an away match at Gilfach Goch and in the 99 matches that have followed, he has played in almost every position in the pack ... a reflection of his all round rugby ability.

Congratulations on a tremendous achievement ... here's to the next 100!


Matchday Hospitality

Our match day cabins are a great way to watch the rugby with your friends and family.

To find out more and to book your cabin, contact:

Gwyn Thorne 07516 511384.

Coaching Team for 2017-18

We're delighted to be able to confirm that last season's successful coaching team of Andrew Bishop, Ian Evans and Kevin Jones will remain in place for the 2017-18 Season.

Gareth Wilcox will also continue as Team Manager.


We are very grateful to all of the individuals and businesses that support us throughout the season.

The 1st XV's Kit is sponsored by:

Real Windows                Devonalds Solicitors

Carpets 4 U                   Elite Landscaping

U Design

Replica kit and supporters' clothing and accessories are available from:

U Design, 129 Bute Street, Treorchy, CF42 6BB. Tel: 01443 776661

Presentation Night

Jacob Lloyd, Liam Phillips, Dewis Morris, Jordan Lloyd and Will Griffiths picked up the awards at the 1st XV Presentation Night on 3 June.

Full list of awards and winners

The 2016-17 Trophy Cabinet

1st XV

Champions, Division 1 East Central


Champions, Blues Division BC

Winners, WRU Bowl

Winners, Taff Rhondda District Cup

Mini / Junior

Winners, U12 Blues Cup

Winners, U14 Blues Cup

Recognising outstanding service

At their annual gala dinner in London on Monday 9 January the Rugby Writers' Club presented Treorchy RFC's Hon. Secretary, Bryan James, with an award for services to rugby.

Bryan joined our club as a player in 1962 and has served as Hon Secretary since 1976.  He was presented with the well-deserved award by Adam Jones in from of a 500 strong audience at the London Marriot Hotel in Grosvenor Square.

Needless to say, everyone at Treorchy RFC is delighted that Bryan's 40+ years of outstanding service to the club has been recognised  by the Rugby Writers' Club.