Snow Joy for Warriors in Cardiff
Hard day for Warriors in Cardiff
The actual match report is pretty easy: a feisty Rhiwbina side dominated this match with a powerful pack rumbling well and the backs enjoying the space made. There were also some big hits in defence for the Warriors to contend with as the home team demonstrated how strong their club currently is.
The Warriors had their moments, Nathan Murphy causing their defence nightmares and making the try for Simon Day with a typically mazy run, Bambi nullified their lineout for much of the game, making them resort to low hard balls, Dylan Crolla showing up well, Simon Jenkins having a strong game and Dylan Jones continuing his rugby education (on a cold cold wing).
Gwilym scored the other Warriors try after a period of sustained pressure and a quick tap penalty and dogged Warriors defence and pluck did actually thwart a few scores as well.
After that it was a game of two halves - half one - wondering around Rhiwbina trying to get away from the frozen wasteland of a field and finally - through the driving wind and snow into the warmth of the clubhouse which was two minuts away normally - 30 fzoen years if you operate on Warriors time, then the usual: Kerdiff, Fuel, Wales v France (Gwil and Rich NOT meeting Prince William) and back home again (nearly got to Spoons before Samson Lee).
Got to love the Cardiff trips (6 games and 2 ScrumV visits this season)
Warriors XV: Dan John (Nathan Jones), Simon Day, Lee Rowlands, Johnathan Kearney, Dylan Crolla, Nathan Murphy, Craig James, Mark Lewis (Tomos Hall), Richard Evans, Colin Tacon (Jason Jenkins), John Horwood (Darren Pollitt), Andrew Davies, Nathan Lawson (Yanis Whiteley), Simon Jenkins, Gwilym Lewis.
Man Of The Match: Andrew Davies
Tries: G Lewis, Murphy
No conversions, no penalties, one strop - Simon Jenkins