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Phil Steele's Scrum V Radio Club Call

Scrum V Radio's Phil Steele visited the grass roots of the game during the 2010-11 in the Club Call feature.

SENGHENYDD RFC

Phil Steele visits Senghenydd RFC in the Rhymney Valley as they prepare for a Swalec Bowl semi-final against Swansea Valley side Vardre on Saturday, 9 April.

FURNACE RFC

Phil Steele visits Furnace RFC in Llanelli, a club heavily associated with former Wales coach Gareth Jenkins and ex-Wales number 8 Scott Quinnell.

TRINITY FIELDS

Phil visits Trinity Fields Special Needs School in Ystrad Mynach to see the sixth annual Disability Six Nations - a tournament featuring 130 from 12 schools across south Wales.

CHICAGO'S ONE-MAN WELSH SUPPORTERS CLUB

Phil talks to an Indian-born, Chicago-based one-man Welsh rugby fan club Navaneethan 'Nav' Santhanam.

LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC

Phil visits Llanelli Warriors, a club which was formed in the town to cater for players with learning difficulties.

YSTRADGYNLAIS RFC

Phil visits Swansea valley club Ystradgynlais who are struggling amid the ebb and flow of national leagues rugby in Wales.

TREORCHY RFC

Phil Steele visits Treorchy RFC a club which achieved their dream in the 1990s of reaching the top flight of Welsh rugby.

PENARTH RFC

Phil Steele visits Penarth RFC and meets chairman Mike Gooding to talk about how one of Welsh rugby's big clubs of the past is faring 15 years after the game went professional.

GIRLING RFC

Phil visits Newport and District club Girling RFC on Thursday's Scrum V Radio. He meets Mark Hopkins who has been coaching the club for 18 seasons.

CRUMLIN RFC

Phil visits Division Four East club Crumlin RFC live on Thursday's Scrum V Radio. He meets 1971 Grand Slam winner Arthur Lewis who is now the club's vice-chairman.

ABERCRAVE RFC

Phil visits Abercrave RFC from Division Four South West, a club where Ospreys, Wales and British and Irish Lions prop Adam Jones began to learn his trade.

ABERTYSSWG FALCONS RFC

Phil Steele travels to Division Six East club Abertysswg Falcons RFC, formerly a typical pub side, but now a family side at the top of the division.

BIRCHGROVE RFC

Phil Steele travels to Division Four South West club Birchgrove RFC, a typical village club which has also become something of a rugby refuge for referees.

BRIDGEND RAVENS

Phil visits Division One West winners Bridgend Ravens ahead of their Premiership promotion/relegation play-off final against Glamorgan Wanderers.

CAERAU ELY RFC

Phil's first visit of the season took him down memory lane to Caerau Ely RFC in Cardiff - his home club whom he played one game for back in 1985.

CARDIFF PIRATES

Phil visits Cardiff Pirates, a wheelchair rugby club who are one of the most successful teams in Britain and part of the fastest growing disability sport in the UK.

CARDIFF QUINS RFC

Phil visits the current Welsh Women's Premier League champions Cardiff Quins RFC - a club which can boast several Welsh Test players and even a Norwegian international!

CLWB RYGBI CAERDYDD RFC

Phil brushes up on his Welsh language skills to visit the rugby club in the capital city that has a unique language flavour - Clwb Rygbi Caerdydd RFC.

DRAGONS FAN GETS GROOVY

Phil dances to a different beat this week as he talks to a musical Dragons fan determined to celebrate the Gwent region's rising fortunes.

GILFACH GOCH RFC

Phil meets a club from Division One East which has achieved remarkable success with a squad which is almost entirely home grown - Gilfach Goch RFC.

PENLAN RFC

Phil visits Division Five South West club Penlan RFC who face a "make-or-break" Welsh Rugby Union member audit vital to the Swansea district club's future.

SEA VIEW RFC

Phil visits Sea View RFC in Barry, 'the youngest rugby club in Wales', and hears from head coach Anthony Williams about the difficulties of starting from scratch.

SOUTH WALES POLICE RFC

Phil Steele travels to Waterton Cross, Bridgend, the home of Division Five South Central club South Wales Police. Phil reflects on the 1980s golden days of what was then one of Welsh rugby's leading teams and gives an insight into the club today.

TONGWYNLAIS RFC

You've heard of the famous Pontypool front row but Phil meets probably Wales' oldest front row - Viv Williams, Bob Blake and Bill Garnett down at Tongwynlais seconds who have a combined age of 171 years!

USK RFC

Phil finds out how it's possible to play a match without a front row and also meets Usk RFC stalwart and undertaker's embalmer Mike Nash - did his profession give him any advantages on the field?!!

UWIC RFC

Phil gets all misty-eyed as he takes a trip down memory lane at UWIC, where more than three decades - and a few name changes for the old South Glamorgan Institute - ago he played his student rugby.



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