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Seven Sisters 2nd XV
Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
Tries
M Smith, M Mizzi, J Woodward
Conversions
D White (2)
Unknown
Penalties
D White
Sat 2 Mar 14:00 - Cup Full time

Dunvant 2nds beat Seven Sisters 3-25 in the Cup

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Dunvant 2nds win the first round of the cup away to Seven Sisters 3-25

This was Dunvant’s second visit to Seven Sisters and the third game against the two sides since Christmas. However, with Saturday’s game being the first round of the cup Dunvant needed to make this one count. With players being called up into the firsts team squad on the Saturday morning this put pressure on numbers. The ever-green Mike Smith came on to the bench and was Dunvant’s only replacement.

Dunvant played with the wind first half, although it was Seven Sisters that exerted the first round of pressure after Dunvant failed to call a ‘mark’ after an up and under into their 22. Dunvant showed a strong defence to keep Seven out in these opening encounters although were caught offside, which gifted the home team with 3 points and an early lead.

Dunvant started to gain some possession and make their way into the game. However, after only 10 minutes a passage of play resulted in 3 of Dunvant’s players needing treatment, Callum Irvine with a cut to the head, Rhys Barrow (shoulder) and Scott Hill taking a heavy tackle from Seven Sisters second row and also injuring his shoulder. Unfortunately for Scott the blow to the shoulder resulted him having to leave the field. Therefore, it was an early entry into the game for Mike Smith, who came on in the backrow with Scott McGregor moving to Hooker and Leslie Cole moving across to Prop.

Dunvant started to make in roads into the Seven half with some strong running from both forwards and backs. This pressure rewarded them with a penalty that Dannie White slotted between the posts to put the scores level.

Dunvant continued to exert pressure and broke the line numerous times but couldn’t find the second pass to continue the attacks. That was until Jonny Jones showed good skills to pop the ball to Mike Smith just in side the Seven Half. Mike ran a good angle that broke the defensive line and showed pace and strength to step and bust the second tackle attempt then win the foot race into the corner to score Dunvant’s first try. Dannie White awarded Mike’s efforts with a touchline conversion and Dunvant moved into a half time lead 3-10.

Dunvant continue to play most of the rugby with Seven’s kicking game, now with the wind behind them, being neutralised and punished by Full Back Nicolas Maestri who continued to beat the first man. Dunvant started to dominate and a try came from Captain Michael Mizzi, which was unconverted. However, this was quickly followed by another penalty from Dannie White, which took Dunvant more than two scores ahead.

The game was finished off by a converted try from Scrum Half Joe Woodward and the final score was 3-25 to Dunvant. This was a great effort from the team with 14 players having to put in a full 80 mins and a 50+ substitute coming on for 70 and also scoring.

This takes Dunvant into the next round of the cup against Bonymaen on the 30th March.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – February: Henley Hawks RFC

Michael Mizzi

Player of the Match

Michael Mizzi

Key moments

5:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Seven Sisters 2nd XV
25:00
Try Mike Smith scores for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
26:00
Conversion Dannie White kicks a conversion for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
50:00
Try Michael Mizzi scores for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
55:00
Penalty Dannie White kicks a penalty for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
70:00
Try Joe Woodward scores for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
71:00
Conversion Dannie White kicks a conversion for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Michael Mizzi is awarded player of the match for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
71:00 Conversion 3 - 22
Dannie White kicks a conversion for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
70:00 Try 3 - 20
Joe Woodward scores for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
55:00 Penalty 3 - 15
Dannie White kicks a penalty for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
50:00 Try 3 - 12
Michael Mizzi scores for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
End of period 1
26:00 Conversion 3 - 7
Dannie White kicks a conversion for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
25:00 Try 3 - 5
Mike Smith scores for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
10:00 Sub On
Mike Smith is substituted on for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
10:00 Sub Off
Scott Hill is substituted off for Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
5:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Penalty kicked for Seven Sisters 2nd XV
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Seven Sisters 2nd XV
  • Dunvant RFC 2nd XV
  • 0
  • Penalty 5:00'
  • Scott Hill Sub Off 10:00'
  • Mike Smith Sub On 10:00'
  • Mike Smith Try 25:00'
  • Dannie White Conversion 26:00'
  • Michael Mizzi Try 50:00'
  • Dannie White Penalty 55:00'
  • Joe Woodward Try 70:00'
  • Dannie White Conversion 71:00'

Team selection

Maestri, Nicolas Maestri, Nicolas
Cogram, Thomas Cogram, Thomas
McMorran, Steve McMorran, Steve
Irvine, Callum Irvine, Callum
Samuel, Huw Samuel, Huw
White, Dannie White, Dannie
Woodward, Joe Woodward, Joe
Loughlin, Mark Loughlin, Mark
Mizzi, Michael Mizzi, Michael
McGregor, Scott McGregor, Scott
Jones, Jonny Jones, Jonny
Barrow, Rhys Barrow, Rhys
Cole, Leslie Cole, Leslie
Hill, Scott Hill, Scott

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