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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3