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London Welsh
LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
Full time
N Murphy, S Day (3), M Lewis, N Lawson (2), T Hall
S Jenkins (3), T Whittaker (2)
Sat 10 Feb 10:00 - Tour

Llanelli Warriors win prestigious fixture in London

The Warriors took a party of over 60 up to London Welsh for the most prestigious fixture of their 22 year history on the day of the England v Wales match and won what could only be described as a fast and open game.

The Warriors match against a social London Welsh 'invitation' XV was the 1st of three matches at Old Deer and so it was an early 10:30am kick off. The Warriors seemed wide awake though and they got a very early score when Nathan Murphy was worked into space and evaded the cover. Any idea that this was going to be an easy romp though were quickly dispelled. The Home forwards re gathered from the kick off and made enough room for Ty Sterry to scythe through from fly half.
Both sides enjoy a reputation for open rugby and in great conditions, the crowd was kept entertained with plenty of movement from both teams. The Warriors were able to open a lead with Lawson borrowing in and Mark Lewis making amends for being held up once when he scored from close range. Although London Welsh hit back further tries saw the Warriors two clear tries ahead at the break.

Given the social aspects of touring, the Warriors were pleased to be able to utilise a large squad but it did cost them some momentum. It was the home side who started the 2nd half strongly. In a loose match, they kicked intelligently and found holes. It gained them not only field position by a fine try for Dave Langdon. Although the Warriors looked sharp on the counter attack, London Welsh fought their way back firstly to 31 all and then into a 38-36 lead entering the final quarter. Gareth Hawkins and Marcus West were putting their bodies on the line for the cause whilst Jawsie and Cai Griffiths added some neat touches.

With the prize slipping from their grasp, the Warriors stepped up their efforts. James Duke and Man of the Match Tomos Hall produced a much needed resurgence in the forwards and in a mad final flourish Captain Simon Day completed his hatrick and Jason Keighty scored a fine try.

In was an incredible win in a game that had swung back and forth and was a credit to both teams. The Warriors were extremely grateful to Cai Griffiths and his team for the fixture and the welcome they received at the famous club and plans are already underway for a return in 2020.

Llanelli Warriors:
Lee Rowlands (Ben Griffiths), Tony Whittaker (Dan John), Jonathan Kearney (Adam Fussell), Ben Win (Nathan Murphy), Simon Day (Cpt.) (Jason Keighty), Jamie Evans (Arwel Thomas), Craig James (Jack Hert), Colin Tacon (Huw Jenkins, James Duke), John Horwood (Darren Pollitt), Andrew Davies, Jordan Jones (Nathan Lawson), Simon Jenkins (Tom Hall), Gwilym Lewis (Dai Haines).
Tries:
Day (3), Lawson (2), Keighty, Hall, M Lewis, Murphy,
Conversions:
S Jenkins (3), Whittaker (2), Thomas

Physio: Dave Usher

Referee: Neil Wharton

Tomos Hall

Player of the Match

Tomos Hall

Key moments

5:00
Try Nathan Murphy scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
5:00
Conversion Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
10:00
Try Simon Day scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
10:00
Conversion Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
15:00
Try Mark Lewis scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
25:00
Try Nathan Lawson scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
25:00
Conversion Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
30:00
Try Nathan Lawson scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
60:00
Try Tomos Hall scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
60:00
Conversion Tony Whittaker kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
70:00
Try Simon Day scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
70:00
Conversion Tony Whittaker kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
80:00
Try Simon Day scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC

Highlights

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80:00 Try 0 - 50
Simon Day scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
80:00 Player of the Match
Tomos Hall is awarded player of the match for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
70:00 Try 0 - 43
Simon Day scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
70:00 Conversion 0 - 45
Tony Whittaker kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
60:00 Try 0 - 36
Tomos Hall scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
60:00 Conversion 0 - 38
Tony Whittaker kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
End of period 1
30:00 Try 0 - 31
Nathan Lawson scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
25:00 Conversion 0 - 26
Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
25:00 Try 0 - 24
Nathan Lawson scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
15:00 Try 0 - 19
Mark Lewis scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
10:00 Try 0 - 12
Simon Day scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
10:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Nathan Murphy scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
5:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
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As it happened

  • London Welsh
  • LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
  • 0
  • Nathan Murphy Try 5:00'
  • Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins Conversion 5:00'
  • Simon Day Try 10:00'
  • Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins Conversion 10:00'
  • Mark Lewis Try 15:00'
  • Nathan Lawson Try 25:00'
  • Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins Conversion 25:00'
  • Nathan Lawson Try 30:00'
  • Tony Whittaker Conversion 60:00'
  • Tomos Hall Try 60:00'
  • Simon Day Try 70:00'
  • Tony Whittaker Conversion 70:00'
  • Simon Day Try 80:00'

Team selection

Rowlands, Lee The Mole' Rowlands, Lee The Mole'
Murphy, Nathan Murphy, Nathan
Whittaker, Tony Whittaker, Tony
Winstanley, Ben Winstanley, Ben
Day, Simon Day, Simon
Evans, Jamie 'Shed bach' Evans, Jamie 'Shed bach'
'Shed' James, Craig 'Shed' James, Craig
Jenkins, Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins, Simon 'Tarw'
Lewis, Gwilym 'Lulu' Lewis, Gwilym 'Lulu'
Lawson, Nathan Lawson, Nathan
Horwood, 'Jumpin' John Horwood, 'Jumpin' John
Davies, Andrew 'Bambi' Davies, Andrew 'Bambi'
Tacon, Colin Tacon, Colin
Evans, Richard 'Hapus' Evans, Richard 'Hapus'
Lewis, Mark Lewis, Mark

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