Birmingham Moseley
2012/2013 British & Irish Cup
Moseley 36 v 26 Llanelli
13 October 2012 - Billesley Common, Birmingham

Match Report

Moseley home win

Moseley took all British and Irish points with a deserved home win against Llanelli in the Birmingham sunshine.

In the opening twenty minutes both sides were attacking at every opportunity and Moseley were rewarded with a good try from No 8 Piennar following Llanelli's Owen Williams kicking the opening penalty of the match.

Skipper Craig Hawkins was then penalised twice at the breakdown and was given a yellow card by RFU official Andrew Jackson. Simon Hunt kicked the penalty only for Owen to cancel it out with his second. Fourteen man Llanelli were then confused when they conceded a penalty try from a Moseley driving lineout to trail 6-15. But with ten minutes remaining to the half Llanelli came to life with two quick tries from Bowdy Davies and Ed Price both converted by Owen Williams who also kicked his third penalty to lead at half time 23-15.

Moseley introduced wing Ollie Thomas son of Trimsaran's Alan Thomas, a former Moseley flying wing of the 70s, who had a huge effect on the game scoring an excellent try and kicking three penalties. Llanelli could only respond with another penalty from Owen Williams which gave him a 100% kicking display.

With injuries to both young tight heads, Llanelli's fragile scrum was fighting hard against the odds and when lively replacement Nathan Hart was yellow carded with six minutes to go it was backs against the wall defence.

Llanelli were defending bravely and looked to be holding out for a valuable losing bonus point. But following three re-set scrums despite being 10 metres out, the RFU Official lost patience with Llanelli and awarded Moseley their second penalty try of the match which Ollie Thomas converted to win an exciting B & I cup 


Many thanks to Moseley for a fantastic welcome. 'Diolch'

Moseley 36 -26 Llanelli 

Attendance: 580

Official : Andrew Jackson (England)

Moseley Llanelli