The Gnoll

at Gnoll Park Road, Swansea, SA11 3BU United Kingdom

The Gnoll in Neath, Wales is a sports ground, with a capacity of 5,000.In July 2009, Neath RFC presented plans for the redevelopment of the Gnoll, including building a community centre on the site, which were criticised as "too woolly".Rugby unionThe Gnoll is the traditional home of Neath RFC, one of the leading Welsh clubs in the pre-regional era of rugby. The ground has a capacity of 7,500.Association footballWelsh Premier League club Neath Athletic played at The Gnoll between 2008, and their liquidation in 2012. The ground hosted its first ever football match when Neath Athletic played Swansea City in a pre-season friendly in July 2008.CricketThe Gnoll started to host some Glamorgan championship fixtures in the 1930s, and in 1954 an indoor cricket school was opened at the site. However, problems with the pitch meant that from the late 1960s the ground was only used for one-day matches - in 1969 the Gnoll staged the county's first-ever home game in the Sunday League. In 1974, the Gnoll was dropped from the county's 1st XI fixture list, although it played host to Glamorgan's matches against the touring Australians in 1985 and 1993.Rugby leagueSouth Wales Scorpions have played at the Gnoll since their formation in 2010. The ground hosted a Wales national rugby league team match during the 2010 European Cup, and hosted Ireland at the Gnoll in an international friendly in the lead up to the 2011 Rugby League Four Nations. Wales won the game by 30 points to 6. The stadium also hosted Wales v Cook Islands at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup


The Gnoll
Gnoll Park Road
Swansea SA11 3BU
United Kingdom
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P: 01639 643 328
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