Our History

Tonna RFC has a 5th Welsh cap to add to Arthur Lemon,Leigh Davies,Alan Edmunds & Craig Mitchell. During the recent Wales v Fiji game in Cardiff, Welsh Caps were awarded to players from the 60s,70s,80s who played for Wales in games the WRU made 'non capped' internationals, in one of these games Wales v Canada at Cardiff Arms Park in 1971, Pen-y-Bryn's very own Neath Scrum Half Martyn Davies was selected and played in that game,he was selected alongside fellow Neath forwards Barrie Davies & Norman Rees.
Martyn who played the occasional game for Tonna ,when either not required by Neath or coming back from injury,has the historic mantle of being the first captain to lift the WRU Cup when Neath beat Llanelli 15-9 in 1971/72 season,before his retirement in 1977 he played 511 first class games for Neath,which is still a record at the Gnoll.
After retiring Martyn coached Neath and then went on to coach Wales Youth for many seasons during the 80s,where he helped mould the careers of many future international players.
Sadly Martyn passed away in 2005 whilst on a walking holiday in the Pyrenees,his Wales cap was presented to his family,during the recent Wales v Fiji game.
I used to speak to his dad Danny in Penybryn whist i was growing up,he used to say what Martyn was up too with the rugby im sure if he was around today he would have been very proud.