Category Archives: Rugby

The Wales star England tried to lure away

He was one of the break-out stars of Wales’s recent autumn series, a player who saw more minutes of rugby than anyone else in Warren Gatland’s squad and made a significant impact.

Hallam Amos figured in every game and featured on the field for 256 minutes, scoring tries against Australia and Georgia and setting up […]

Hallam Amos OM06-13 picked for Wales’ Six Nations campaign

Hallam Amos scores for Wales against Australia

Hallam Amos OM 06-13 has been picked in Wales’ 39-man squad for their NatWest Six Nations campaign.

Hallam, a former Head Boy, had an impressive autumn series for Wales, notching tries against Australia and Georgia and setting up scores against New Zealand and South Africa.

The 23-year-old has 15 […]

Sam Troughton OM 05-10 aids Cambridge Varsity Victory

Sam Troughton OM 05-10 was part of Cambridge University’s squad for their hard-fought 20-10 victory in the 136th Men’s Varsity Match against Oxford University at Twickenham.

Cardiff-born Sam came on as a late replacement for lock Nick Koster and was on the field when the final whistle was blown.

Sam played prop for Monmouth School for Boys’ […]

John Gwilliam OM: Wales Grand-Slam winning captain dies at 93

The Old Monmothian Club is greatly saddened to record the passing of John Gwilliam OM36-41, one of Monmouth School's greatest rugby players, and our most capped. John won 23 caps for Wales between 1947 and 1954, 13 of these as captain.
He led the 1940 unbeaten 1st XV before his distinguished first class and international […]

Former Lion Bevan among the heroes toasted by Wales stars

FORMER Lions wing John Bevan was one of the figures lauded by Wales stars at final autumn Test against South Africa after helping Newport Gwent Dragons speedster Hallam Amos flourish. When Rob Howley's squad met up in October they were given the chance to nominate somebody who had made a difference to them, whether a […]

OM Luc Jones 11-13 Signed up with Harlequins

Harlequins have signed former Newport Gwent Dragons scrum-half Luc Jones on a three-month deal.

The 22-year-old son of former Newport director of rugby Lyn Jones started his career with the Dragons


Richard Parks OM88-95 Forced to Abandon Expedition

Our Welsh adventurer Richard OM said he was forced to abandon his expedition of Mount Everest after a blood test revealed he was a "ticking time bomb".

38 year old Richard was attempting to become the first person to take blood and muscle samples at the summit to investigate the effects of altitude.

But after reaching Camp […]

Hallom Amos OM06-13 to Face All Blacks

Wales wing Hallam Amos OM is busy preparing to tackle New Zealand next month with Warren Gatland’s senior squad.

But the Newport Gwent Dragons star, who is studying medicine alongside his rugby career, took some time to take a trip down memory lane and meet up with the Wales Under-20 squad who were training down at […]