Bonus Point Win at the Gnoll

The boys put in a very good performance in this game against Neath at the Gnoll. Scoring 11 tries which included one penalty try they totally dominated precedings. In fairness to the home side, their second half performance saw a big improvement and made things difficult for the Llanelli semi’s. Llanelli ran in six first half tries and were awarded a penalty try to lead 47-0 at the interval. Two tries apiece from wing threequarter Ryan Davies and scrum half Declan Smith were supplemented with a tries by full back Kalum Evans and Ioan Nicholas. Outside half Ioan Hughes slotted five goals.
The second half saw both sides make numerous changes in their respective lineups with all replacements getting a good run out. Llanelli added a further four tries in the half, Ryan Davies completing his hat trick, Ioan Nicholas grabbed his second whilst Tom Rogers also crossed. In the final minutes replacement second row Jake Baker scored the final try, with replacement fly half Ashley Sutton added the extra’s to complete the visitors scoring. In fairness to Neath they kept plugging away and were rewarded with two scores late on. Scrum half Nathan Griffiths and flanker Ellis Hopkins scored Neath’s tries whilst Callum Hall kicked one goal.
There’s obviously a lot going on within Neath Rugby right now but the the boys set about the task of securing the points on offer with a super attitude, more of the same will be required in the weeks & months that lie ahead.
Finally, can I on behalf of Llanelli RFC wish Neath all the very best in their endeavours to keep the club going in such difficult times.


TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3