Newport
2012/2013 Principality Premiership
Newport 6 v 46 Llanelli
07 September 2012 - Rodney Parade, Newport
Llanelli

Match Report

Bonus point win

written by Howard Evans

Referee Rhys Thomas yellow-carded two Newport players and one Llanelli before red-carding Newport's acting captain and prop David Pattison in the second half.
Astonishingly, Newport had quite a bit of the play at Rodney Parade, but Llanelli produced a clinical, professional performance and after scoring four tries and gaining a bonus point after only 45 minutes, they soaked up the home attacks before pouncing for tries five and six.
No wing in Wales knows the way to the line better than Kristian Phillips and Nic Reynolds in the centre produced two killer blows.
It was full back Jordan Williams who opened the scoring with a penalty before Newport eventually levelled with a penalty by former Pontypool fly half Tom Hancock.
Down to 13 men, Newport conceded a penalty try and a swift run by Phillips for a further five-pointer. Williams goaled both and Hancock dropped a neat goal before the break, which was reached at 17-6.
Within 60 seconds of the restart, Reynolds scored a smart solo try and then created a second for Phillips two minutes later with Williams goaling both and adding a penalty.
At 34-6 it was all over and Llanelli took their foot off the pedal until after 72 minutes replacement Justin James went in at the corner.
After 78 minutes Craig Price juggled his way past a tired defence for try number six and replacement Diggy Bird kicked the conversion.

Newport RFC 6 - 46 Llanelli RFC 

Official : Rhys Thomas (Wales)

Newport Llanelli
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