Del Haines

Everyone associated with the club was saddened to receive the devastating news today that Del Haines passed away earlier this week. Del was a Newport RFC legend and quite rightly inducted into the Hall of Fame by the club.

A fearsome backrow forward, Del had a reputation of being one of the hardest players in the game and was renowned for his quick reactions and hard tackling that made him feared by the best half backs of his time.

Del racked up 220 appearances in black and amber scoring 31 tries in a career at Rodney Parade that made him a firm fan favorite. His most famous day was in 1969 when Newport defeated the South African Springboks and he always liked to tell anyone who cared to listen about the match winning tackles that he put in against the international superstars during that game.

Del continued to watch Newport RFC up until the Covid break and was always present at Former Players Association reunions and anniversary dinners.

Our thoughts are with Del’s family and friends. He will be deeply missed by us all.

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