2017/2018 Principality Premiership
Llanelli 33 v 27 Swansea
07 October 2017 - Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli

Match Report

Bonus Point Win

Swansea produced a great come back in the West derby but fell short against Llanelli in an entertaining Principality Premiership at Parc y Scarlets.

The homesters produced some top notch touchdowns, in particular, Thomas Rogers’ brace of tries. Man of the Match and captain Lloyd Pike & powerful centre Oli Reyland also crossed the Swansea try line to give their team a bonus point before half time.

Swansea’s solitary points came from a penalty from Owen Howe.

Within five minutes of the second period, impressive young flanker Ellis Thomas crossed for their fifth try with outside half Ioan Hughes kicking his fourth conversion of the match.

Following a nasty looking injury to Llanelli’s Chris Long it seemed to unsettle his team.

Then Swansea coaching team made wholesale changes which had a huge positive effect on their game. Tries from Tom Ball & Rhys Williams were followed by a penalty try. Howe also kicked two conversions and two penalties to end the game with a very creditable losing bonus point.

For Llanelli another 5 tries and five points was very pleasing but the new squad all realize its work in progress as they prepare for their next encounter away to Carmarthen Quins on Saturday 28th October.


Llanelli RFC 33 – 27 Swansea RFC

Attendance: 400

Official : Elgan Williams (Wales)

Llanelli Swansea