2015/2016 Principality Premiership
Llanelli 8 v 32 Llandovery
07 November 2015 - Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli

Match Report

Drovers win

This West Walian derby went the way of the Drovers who followed up their 32-8 September win with an identical score at Parc Y Scarlets.

Two early tries put them in control and although Llanelli had plenty of possession after the break, they lacked the accuracy to trouble the clear cut and more clinical winners.

A break from fly half Jack Maynard put Llandovery deep into home territory but lock George Earle lost the ball in the act of scoring.

A series of close range line outs were well defended by Llanelli until prop Wyn Jones burrowed over for the opening try, Maynard converting off the upright.

Wing Aaron Warren increased the lead when he came in off his wing to arrow through near the posts to make the Maynard conversion simple

The Drovers opened out at will but Llanelli’s first real attack at the end of the opening quarter all but got a try for full back Dion Jones.

It heralded a lot of pressure on the Llandovery line but the away defence was firm before a yellow card for Llanelli wing Andrew Spowart – for a deliberate knock on - gave them breathing space.

Just before the break, Drovers lock Bryn Griffiths followed him into the sin bin after a dangerous tackle to leave the score at 16-0.

Llanelli needed a quick score and got into a good position when flanker Tom Phillips intercepted a pass from full back Will Thomas.

A line out drive ended with a try for No 8 Jack Condy, converted by fly half Billy McBryde and Llanelli upped the tempo.

Llandovery centre Rhodri Jones was sin-binned for a deliberate knock on but Warren all but got a try somewhat against the run of play, thwarted by very good Condy covering.

A bad mix up in the home defence let wing Matthew Jacobs to pick up a loose ball for Llandovery’s third converted try.

Maynard missed a penalty in front of the posts but replacement hooker Dafydd Hughes galloped in for the bonus point try after another mix up in the Llanelli defence.

Llanelli 8 - 32 Llandovery RFC


Tries: J Condy Cons: B McBryde


Tries: W Jones, A Warren, M Jacobs, D Hughes

Cons: J Maynard (4)

Courtesy of Mid-Glam Press Agency


Official : Adam Jones (Wales)

Llanelli Llandovery