Richie Donovan

Everyone at Newport RFC was sad to hear of the passing of Richie Donovan. Richie was a very popular player and respected throughout the Gwent rugby community.

Newport RFC player, captain and coach Gareth Evans commented, ‘He knew about his illness for quite a while and it was borne with terrific dignity and bravery. As one of the most popular players of his era, numerous supportive events were held in the past few months, testament to the esteem in which he was held. A former Newport High School pupil, he was a legend at Cross Keys, with a few appearances for Newport and other Gwent clubs, he was a hard uncompromising prop and one of rugby’s good guys. He will be sadly missed.’

Newport RFC send their condolences to Richie’s family and many friends.

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19