18 June 2020 / Club News

Popular duo confirm return to Trebanos!


Trebanos RFC are happy to announce the return of Sean Hopkins and Nathan Jones after a short time away. After enduring a tough 3rd season in the championship, it is a welcome boost to see two experienced players return. 


Club favourite Sean started his playing days aged just 6 at Trebanos before moving to Abercrave after his Trebanos side fell through at under 12, where he played right through to the youth. He then made the move to Alltwen, where he finally had his first taste of senior rugby, before age 20 he finally made the move back to Trebanos, where he experienced 6 very successful years with Trebanos, a part of their rise from division 5 to 1. After spending 6 years in the Trebanos first team Sean decided to go out and explore the world and experience the different cultures. After departing Wales in 2016, he headed for Sydney in Australia, where he had a brief stint playing for St patricks rugby club. After travelling around Australia, Sean briefly returned home before setting off again on another trip which saw him visit countries such as sri lanka, bali, Indonesia, Singapore before settling in New Zealand. Now at age 28 and settled back in Wales where he is working alongside his father Graham in the family buisness Hopkins Log Burners, he is excited to finally get back in the blue of Trebanos, a sight im sure the supporters will be pleased to see! 


Trebanos born and bred Nathan started his career with the junior system and made his way right the way up to the first team after youth. At age 16 and 20 Nathan was selected to play for the young ospreys and the Premiership select team. From here, Jonesy went on to bigger things which saw him have spells at Swansea, Ebbw Vale and Aberavon in the Premiership before coming back to Trebanos in 2015. 2016 proved to be a big year for Nathan as he played a vital role in Trebanos’s successful title winning season, which saw them win division 1, the west wales cup and the play-off match to the Championship. After his first season in the championship with Trebanos, Jonesy took on a player coach role with Birchgrove, before eventually taking sometime out of the game. Living in the village throughout his life and the club firmly a big part of his life, he now has his hunger back, and is pleased to finally be back with the club and will play a vital role as one of the most experienced players in this young squad. With it being such a big part of the club to see local players in the club’s first team, it is news that the club’s supporters will be over the moon with. 


Welcome Home Both and Good luck!  

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