Caeau Les Phillips welcomed Rhosllanerchrugog RFC for an exciting Division 3 North clash between two competative teams.
Dinbych consolidated their position at the top of Division 3 North with a bonus point victory over Rhos who provided competitive opposition in a free flowing if error strewn match with end to end play throughout. Dinbych's victory was built on the foundations laid by a forward effort which gave them the edge in the scrums thanks to the front row of Ashley Liversidge, Elliott Davies and Roger Clayton whilst lock Jonathan Morgan won valuable possession at the line out. They were also effective in the loose play as they generated a powerful driving maul which gained valuable yards. Behind the pack half backs Robyn Cartwright and Iwan Johnson controlled play launching attacks and kicking well both in defence and attack. With Rhos always looking to attack Dinbych countered with a strong defensive display especially to halt the driving play of the visiting forwards.
Rhos had the better of the early exchanges as they pressurised Dinbych forcing them to defend strongly but the hosts after conceding too many penalties initially, gradually worked their way into the game and opened the scoring in the 25th minute after a period of intense pressure in the visitor's 22. First right wing Ben Reed was almost over for a try in the corner with fly half Iwan Johnson touching down for a try when the ball was recycled. Ben Reed converted with an excellent kick from the touchline. Dinbych increased their lead a quarter of an hour later with the forwards taking a scrum against the head and taking play deep into the Rhos 22 with surges by Ashley Liversidge and back row James Rowse leading to prop Roger Clayton forcing his way over for a try converted by Ben Reed. This was followed four minutes later with a try by hooker Elliott Davies who finished off a long counter-attack from deep in Dinbych territory with long runs by brothers Iwan and flanker Rhys Johnson stretching the Rhos defence. Ben Reed added his third conversion which gave Dinbych a 21 points to nil lead at the interval.
Dinbych extended their lead further a quarter of an hour in the second half when Iwan Johnson crossed for his second and the bonus point try in the left hand corner after full back Tom Wynne counter attacked after catching a relieving kick before an elusive defence splitting run down the touchline. Rhos eventually opened their scoring five minutes later at a five metre line out when lock Mike Muia caught the ball cleanly to force his way over for an unconverted try. They added a second six minutes later with centre Ethan Bishop running in at the corner for an unconverted try to cap an excellent combined move from their own half.