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Betws
LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
Tries
M Lewis, J Evans, S Day (2), J Duke, D John
Wed 26 Dec 15:00 - Festival Full time

Day Double Helps Warriors to Win

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Two tries from Simon Day helped the Warriors win this frantic Christmas friendly

The Llanelli Warriors followed up their recent victory at Felinfoel with another solid performance at Betws.

Not surprisingly with it being Boxing Day, both sides showed various changes with Betws especially using the occasion to experiment.


This allowed the Warriors to start stronger and they never lost the lead in this exciting match. For the Warriors Dai Haines again proved their best ball carrier, guaranteeing they got over the gain line, Lloyd Crawley had perhaps his best game and Darren Pollitt was prominent.

Betws Boxing day 2018
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For Betws Luke Pearce got stuck in, Matthew Anderson looked sharp in the centre and Mark Rewston controlled things effectively at scrum half.

For 3 quarters of the game it was a quite tight affair. Warriors first half scores were a short range effort from Mark Lewis and an arching run from wing Simon Day. For Betws, Gareth Comley burst through to the line despite a last ditch tackle.

In the 2nd half Nathan Peter rounded off a flowing Betws move but their best try fell to veteran Paul Davies who capitalised on some good work from the forwards to crash over under the posts. James Duke scored a remarkable effort when he broke a tackle in midfield and ran fully 60 meters.

It was only in the last quarter that the Warriors finally pulled away. Jamie Evans and Dan John stepped their way over and then the two wings finished things off, Debutant Nick DCruz capped a fine game with a try in one corner and then Day pounced on a loose ball and sneaked in almost on the final whistle.

The final scoreline probably flattered the Warriors but no one was over concerned in the good natured spirit of the day.

Warriors: Dan John, Simon Day (Nick Dcruz*, Ben Winstanley (Ethan Walters), Adam Fussell, Tom Ashour, Jamie Evans, Aled Herbert* Mark Lewis. Richard Evans (Colin Tacon), James Duke, John Horwood (Lloyd Crawley), Darren Pollitt, Gareth Ladd (Kieron Morgan), Dai Haines, Gwilym Lewis *debutants

Betws: Dylan Rees, Anthony O'Neil, Paul JJ Davies, Mark Rewston, Dan Hancock, Nathan Peters, Gareth Comley, Richard Griffiths, Matthew Anderson, Dale Barfoot, Luke Pearce, Cellan Davies

Ref: Derrick Morgan

After a slight panic to get a team we eventually (once taxis had arrived from Llanelli and the bus had detoured to Furnace) had a full 19 players which was lucky with Ethan, Kieron, Dcruz, Sideshow, Daydream, Ben Princess and Ladd all helping Betws out at various points.

The match report pretty much covers the rugby. Jamie was unlucky to have a try disallowed, and JJ was lucky to have his given with DaCruz possibly forcing a knock on. Unfortunately there was no Twpsyn Mewn Office to help sexy dexy so the try stood.

Never mind the rugby, the Warriors dominated the beer pong with Jamie and Ben eventually triumphing in an all Warriors final.

Shame we couldn't win the Irish bingo or really have a go at the karaoke - instead it was back to Turksville for more drinking and dancing.

A cracking day all round.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – March: Minehead Barbarians RFC

Colin Tacon

Player of the Match

Colin Tacon

Key moments

5:00
Try Mark Lewis scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
15:00
Try Jamie 'Shed bach' Evans scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
30:00
Try Simon Day scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
50:00
Try Simon Day scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
60:00
Try James Duke scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
75:00
Try Dan John scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC

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Betws Boxing day 2018
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Betws Boxing day 2018

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Colin Tacon is awarded player of the match for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
75:00 Try 0 - 30
Dan John scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
60:00 Try 0 - 25
James Duke scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
50:00 Try 0 - 20
Simon Day scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
End of period 1
30:00 Try 0 - 15
Simon Day scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
15:00 Try 0 - 10
Jamie 'Shed bach' Evans scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Mark Lewis scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
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  • Betws
  • LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
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  • Mark Lewis Try 5:00'
  • Jamie 'Shed bach' Evans Try 15:00'
  • Simon Day Try 30:00'
  • Simon Day Try 50:00'
  • James Duke Try 60:00'
  • Dan John Try 75:00'

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Team selection

John, Dan John, Dan
Ashour, Tom Ashour, Tom
Winstanley, Ben Winstanley, Ben
Fussell, Adam Fussell, Adam
Day, Simon Day, Simon
Evans, Jamie 'Shed bach' Evans, Jamie 'Shed bach'
Crowley, Lloyd Crowley, Lloyd
Haines, David Haines, David
Lewis, Gwilym 'Lulu' Lewis, Gwilym 'Lulu'
Ladd, Gareth Ladd, Gareth
Pollitt , Darren 'Pretty' Pollitt , Darren 'Pretty'
Horwood, 'Jumpin' John Horwood, 'Jumpin' John
Duke, James Duke, James
Evans, Richard 'Hapus' Evans, Richard 'Hapus'
Lewis, Mark Lewis, Mark

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