Fixture

Pwllheli RFC | 1st Team 37 - 8 Ruthin RFC | 1st Team
John Llyr Pugh
Try 1
Alwyn Rhys Trenholme
Try 1
Dafydd Anwyl Williams
Try 1
Huw Owen Williams
Try 1
Osian Jones
Conversion 4
Penalty 3
Nathan Huw Jones
1 Penalty
Daniel Miller
1 Try

Match Report
03 October 2017 / Team News

Pwllheli 37 Rhuthun 8

In their game last week against top of the table Nant Ruthin were asked questions and found answers but this game against the new table-toppers they were asked many questions and found few answers as the hosts comprehensively out-played them.

Early pressure from Ruthin forced Pwllheli to concede 2 penalties, the second in front of the posts which was duly converted by outside half Nathan Jones. The game continued between the 22s until Josh Wilson chased a kick forward and held up the opposition full back long enough for support to arrive and win the put-in at the resulting scrum. As the ball was passed out it was intercepted by centre John Pugh who raced almost the length of the field to score under the posts, converted by Osian Parry-Jones.

Ruthin had few chances in the rest of the half with Pwllheli kicking a long penalty and scoring a wide try by Dafydd Anwyl, both kicks perfectly converted by Osian Parry-Jones who kicked another penalty before the break to leave Ruthin trailing 20 points to 3,

The second half saw Ruthin make something of a comeback. After a searing break by centre Emyr Gwynedd the ball was cross-kicked to Deian Williams who had spotted an opportunity on the wing, but a cruel bounce denied him a try with the line at his mercy. After the ensuing line out a penalty near the Pwllheli line resulted in a short-range try by Danny Miller but too near the touch line for Nathan Jones to convert. This was to be the last real pressure that Ruthin were able to exert with Pwllheli scoring 2 more converted tries by Alwyn Trennon and Huw Williams to ensure their win and try bonus.

All in all Ruthin met a good team playing well and were not themselves in the same good form as against Nant the previous week. They were given lessons in game management, a master-class in consistent kicking both from hand and place kicks and the application of pressure. If learned these should stand them in good stead as the season progresses and they will look forward to showing Pwllheli what has been learned in the return match in the second half of the season.

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