2016/2017 Fosters Challenge Cup
Swansea 40 v 33 Llanelli
11 January 2017 - St Helen's, Swansea

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Fosters Challenge Cup

It's Fosters Challenge cup action this week and next. We travel to St Helens this coming Wednesday evening where we will be hosted by Swansea RFC. The game is scheduled for a 7.15pm k.o. So let's hope the weather stays dry as I think we could be in for a high scoring encounter. Our game at St Helens on Boxing Day produced a number of tries in a very entertaining game where both sides looked to play from all positions on the field.
As I've said previously, these games provide the coaches with an excellent opportunity to bring in young talent from across the region. That said, we once again played a number of young boys in the Llandovery game and they did the business on Saturday. Staggeringly, it was only our second win at home in the league! But we now have to move on and prepare for the Fosters and then the second half of the Premiership in February and a run in the Cup.
In the Fosters games so far we have secured a couple of good home wins but are still looking for success on the road. Wednesday provides another opportunity for the boys to front up to the All Whites who will undoubtedly present a tough challenge. 
I'm sure everyone at Swansea will be disappointed with the way things have turned out so far this season. But, I'm sure lessons will be learnt and now that the league has split into two, they can refocus their efforts and look to kick start the new year with a win over their closest rivals. 
Similar to the All Whites, Llanelli will go to St Helens looking to build momentum ahead of some tough fixtures looming, including Pontypool in the Welsh Cup.
Look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday night.
Steve Roughton