2016/2017 Principality Premiership
Swansea 23 v 27 Llanelli
26 December 2016 - St Helen's, Swansea

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Derby Day Jacks v Turks Adam Powell reaching 300 !

It's Principality Premiership action over the Xmas holiday period with two away games lined up. The second will be at Bridge Field Bedwas on New Year's Eve but the big Boxing Day clash is first up. Yes, we're back facing the All Whites at St. Helens in the 2.30 kick off which should be another super advert for semi pro rugby. It will be good to lock horns with our nearest rivals Swansea RFC once again - I'm sure everyone from Llanelli is looking forward to crossing the Loughor Bridge and making their way to St. Helens for this special festive encounter.

The boys have put in some really good performances in the Fosters Challenge cup with back-to-back wins over Swansea and Llandovery and will want to maintain that form going into this league clash. I'm sure you'd all agree that this Boxing Day fixture has been sorely missed over the last couple of seasons but now that the All Whites are back in the Premiership, both the players and supporters must be glad to see it on the fixture list.

It will be a big day for our team captain Adam Powell.He will play in his 300th game for the club, what an awesome achievement in the semi pro era. Adam has been superb both on and off the field since his debut in 2005 and i'm sure he's still got a couple of seasons left in him yet. 

As always I'm sure our hosts will provide everyone who comes along with a warm festive welcome, of course it goes without saying for the Llanelli side who face up to the All Whites but also to all the supporters who come along to see if Llanelli can turn their hosts over. It's been a tough start back in the Premiership for Swansea, but like ourselves they are relatively young sides who will benefit from playing at this level and no doubt improve as we move into the second half of the season. They secured a good Premiership win over Bridgend in early December and whilst they lost out in the recent series of Fosters Cup games they competed really well and I'm sure they will come out full guns blazing Boxing Day - They will like nothing more than to turn over the 'Turks'.

So, a really good day in prospect then, shake off the turkey and Xmas pud and make your way to St. Helens for some keenly contested semi pro action.

Once again, a very merry Christmas to you all. Nadolig Llawen.