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LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
Primary Ed
S Jenkins (2), J Evans, N Murphy, T Hall, D Crolla, C 'Shed' James (2)
Tries
R Williams, Y Whiteley
Conversions
Sat 9 Mar 15:00 - Friendly Full time

Warriors complete comeback in epic encounter

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Running rugby spectacular at Burry Port between the Eddas and the Warriors.

This annual exhibition/training match between the former Primary Education students of Trinity College and the Warriors has now thrown up three great matches, at tis one was probably the best yet.

The Eddas, as ever came with the ambition to play rugby first and help the Warrios secondly, winning was an aim, but behind enjoying the occasion. In an all action game they severely tested the Warriors defence and scored some great tries.

The match started at 100mph and within 10 minutes the Eddas were two tries to the good with Daf Jones catching the Warriors napping at a ruck and Geraint Denman storming over, both neatly converted by Lewis Kenney.

Primary Eddas 9/3/19
116 photos

The Warriors had to step up but they kept possession, utilising the strong carrying of Dai Haines, Tomos Hall and Mark Lewis. This made some room for the backs and Simon Jenkins stepped through to get them off the mark.

The Eddas held the upper hand throughout the first half though. Jamie Evans and Craig James scored for the Warriors but it was against the tide. Ben Farrell rounded off a sweeping move with Dion Mitchell-Lewis and Steffan Arthur contributing to keep them ahead and with Henry Frost and Steffan Davies playing well, Laytham Junior was able to benefit with a neat try.

The second half was also quick. Lloyd Crawley and James Duke added impetus to the Warriors efforts and they got an early try through Yanis Whitely to keep them in the hunt. Some improved rucking with Gareth Ladd to the fore helped the Warriors cause and they began to give as good as they got. A key battle was had on the wing. Ben Kitson tried his best but the Warriors Dylan Crolla out in three thumping tackles and then scored a fine try himself.

Kitson did eventually score and with just 10 minutes left, Jones got a second Aled Walters looked to have secured another win for the Eddas when he ended a fine thrust.

Back though came the Warriors and Tomos Hall bowled his way through to the line. The conversion went wide which left the Warriors two points behind with three minutes on the clock. From the kick off they swung the ball wide and threatened again, it took a lucky bounce and a great angle but Craig James found a gap and scampered over with the last play of the game.

Whitley added the conversion to seal the win in a game that was obviously enjoyable to play in. Both teams had displayed a full range of skills and the Eddas had the satisfaction of knowing that they could quite easily have won.

Warriors: Tom Edwards, Thomas Ashour (Dylan Crolla), Ben Winstanley (Cpt), Johnathan Kearney, Joshua Crowther (James Duke), Jamie Evans (Nathan Murphy), Craig James, Mark Lewis (Luke Pearce), Simon Jenkins (Jason Jenkins), Colin Tacon (Tomos Hall), John Horwood (Rhydian Williams), Gareth Ladd (Lloyd Crawley), Gwilym Lewis, Dai Haines, Yanis Whitley.

Man of the Match: Dai Haines & Jamie Miller

Ref: The wise and wonderful Gary James

A great game - many thanks to the Eddas for the spirit they played the match in. It was great to see Ken Bitson back...and being smashed by Crolla (x3), the Tominator, Crowther, Ladd and Gwil. Dylan also Crolla-ed over him twice (tho to be fair he did score in the end).

Other things we learnt; Yanis doesn't like scrums, Dion's not a full back, Yanis doesn't like scrums, Steff Arthur can't afford socks, Paternal love is blind to knock ons, Yanis doesn't like scrums and Henry Frost was Eddas dick of the day.

Afterwards we all packed into the clubhouse for Wales to squeeze past Scotland to keep the Grand Slam a possibility (and we still don't have a game for next week!) and some top speeches.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – February: Henley Hawks RFC

David Haines

Player of the Match

David Haines

Key moments

15:00
Try Craig 'Shed' James scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
20:00
Try Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
35:00
Try Jamie 'Shed bach' Evans scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
35:00
Conversion Rhydian Williams kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
43:00
Try Nathan Murphy scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
43:00
Try Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
60:00
Try Dylan Crolla scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
70:00
Try Craig 'Shed' James scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
78:00
Try Tomos Hall scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
78:00
Conversion Yanis Whiteley kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC

Videos and photos

Primary Eddas 9/3/19
116 photos
Primary Eddas 9/3/19

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
David Haines is awarded player of the match for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
78:00 Try 42 - 0
Tomos Hall scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
78:00 Conversion 44 - 0
Yanis Whiteley kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
70:00 Try 37 - 0
Craig 'Shed' James scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
60:00 Try 32 - 0
Dylan Crolla scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
43:00 Try 22 - 0
Nathan Murphy scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
43:00 Try 27 - 0
Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
End of period 1
35:00 Try 15 - 0
Jamie 'Shed bach' Evans scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
35:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Rhydian Williams kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
20:00 Try 10 - 0
Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
15:00 Try 5 - 0
Craig 'Shed' James scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
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As it happened

  • LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
  • Primary Ed
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  • Craig 'Shed' James Try 15:00'
  • Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins Try 20:00'
  • Jamie 'Shed bach' Evans Try 35:00'
  • Rhydian Williams Conversion 35:00'
  • Nathan Murphy Try 43:00'
  • Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins Try 43:00'
  • Dylan Crolla Try 60:00'
  • Craig 'Shed' James Try 70:00'
  • Tomos Hall Try 78:00'
  • Yanis Whiteley Conversion 78:00'

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Team selection

Edwards, Thomas Edwards, Thomas
Crolla, Dylan Crolla, Dylan
Kearney, Johnathon Kearney, Johnathon
Winstanley, Ben Winstanley, Ben
Ashour, Tom Ashour, Tom
Evans, Jamie 'Shed bach' Evans, Jamie 'Shed bach'
'Shed' James, Craig 'Shed' James, Craig
Hall, Tomos Hall, Tomos
Whiteley, Yanis Whiteley, Yanis
Lewis, Gwilym 'Lulu' Lewis, Gwilym 'Lulu'
Williams, Rhydian Williams, Rhydian
Horwood, 'Jumpin' John Horwood, 'Jumpin' John
Tacon, Colin Tacon, Colin
Jenkins, Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins, Simon 'Tarw'
Lewis, Mark Lewis, Mark

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