Llanelli
2014/2015 Principality Premiership
Llanelli 7 v 91 Quins
01 February 2015 - Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Carmarthen Quins

Match Report

1-13 try rout

Llanelli suffered a humiliating record defeat in the Principality Premiership at the hands of local rivals Carmarthen Quins at Parc y Scarlets. 
Quins proved that ’wester was bester’ as they helped themselves to a colossal 13 tries at the expense of their hosts.
Llanelli played like a team that had been thrown together, which essentially is what they were after being depleted by call-ups to the Scarlets, but Quins also had nine players missing from their squad.
Carmarthen were ruthless and dominated every facet of the game, including consistently winning the contact area, while Llanelli were bamboozled by the visitors' slick offloading game.
Winger Lee Williams was in mesmerising form and for the second match in succession he bagged a hat-trick, while fly half Craig Evans had an excellent day with the boot landing nine straight conversions before he was replaced.
It was all over as a contest before the break with the Quins running in seven tries inside the first 40 to lead 49-0 at the interval, as they overpowered and outpaced their hosts.
The dynamic back row of Shaun Jones, Ellis Lloyd and Rory Gallagher provided the platform while the Quins' potent backline, including Wales 7s star Williams, supplied the ammunition.
Flanker Jones was scragged just short but Gallagher was there to dart over to get the ball rolling.
Flyer Williams then capitalised on a loose Ben Leung pass to cross unopposed, as Evans slotted the extras to both.
A shell shocked Llanelli did apply some pressure to their visitors but they were once again on the back foot, with Lloyd bagging his first of the afternoon after great play from centre Richard Williams.
Louie Tonkin’s side bagged another four tries before the break with centre Williams putting Haydn Pugh over, before Gallagher claimed his second of the afternoon.
Winger Chris Banfield scored the pick of the first half tries in a move that started in the Quins’ own 22, while wing Williams added his second of the afternoon on the stroke of half time.
There was no let up after the break, as winger Williams completed his hat-trick before lock Pugh appeared to finish off a splendid move out-wide, and Banfield claimed his second of the game with an hour gone.
Replacement flanker Chris Williams trundled over before Llanelli had their best spell of the match, resulting in a Josh Middleton crossing for a consolation for the hosts.
But it was the Quins that had the final say with Dylan Morgans claiming his side’s 12th and 13th touchdowns in the closing minutes.
Director of Rugby Anthony Buchanan will undoubtedly expect a reaction from his players when they travel to the Gnoll to take on Neath this weekend. 

Attendance: 240

Official : Ian Davies (Wales)

Llanelli Quins
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