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Rodney Parade Newport Blaenau_Gwent Wales
Newport Rugby Club was formed in 1874 and within 5 years they had 4 invincible seasons, played the first ever Anglo-Welsh club match with Blackheath and also had time to play the first ever "electric light" match at Newport in 1879 and they were to be one of the pioneers of floodlit rugby in Wales in the 1960's. The club currently play in the Welsh Premier Division and are based at the Rodney Parade stadium which is situated east of the River Usk and has a capacity of 10,500. Newport’s nickname is the “Black and Ambers,” in reference to their black and amber striped kit.
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