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
Newport 10 8 0 2 320 198 40
Cardiff 10 6 0 4 308 171 34
Merthyr 10 5 0 5 296 281 28
RGC 1404 9 4 0 5 191 258 21
Pontypridd 9 4 0 5 181 249 19
Ebbw Vale 10 2 0 8 132 271 11