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PONTYPOOL UNITED U16s v RUMNEY U16s
Pontypool United RFC, Pontypool
Sunday 21st April 2013, k.o. 11.00 am
Pontypool United U16s 48 Rumney U16s 7
Rumney Under 16s final game of the season was probably the last time that all the players will be together on the same side on a rugby field. It was against their toughest opponents, Pontypool United, after their fixture against St Peters was disappointingly cancelled. The game was only able to go ahead with some great help from a number of U15s after a drought of U16s players emerged for all manner of reasons. The score was the heaviest that the side had conceded, with the only try for Rumney being scored by Cameron James and converted by Luke Fish. Good luck to all the boys in the future and hope to see most of you in the Youth setup next season, from Terry, Mandy, Nathan, Jeffrey (minibus), waterboys Robbie and Nick and all our supporters over the years. We shall see you one final time for the Paint Balling Day.
MOUNTAIN ASH U16s v RUMNEY U16s
Mountain Ash RFC
Sunday 25th November 2012, k.o. 11.00 am
Mountain Ash U16s 26 Rumney U16s 34
Rumney RFC U16s were lucky enough to be able to play a game of rugby on the weekend, away to Mountain Ash. The game was a last minute fixture that was played on an extraordinarily firm pitch. The U16s were low in numbers with only fourteen players, and were luck enough to have Dan Griffiths from the U15s. Dan had an outstanding gaming playing on the wing and then asked to play scrum half after the unfortunate ankle injury sustained by Myles Churcher, who was having a great game, which included a totally deserved individual try. Mountain Ash were every bit as good a side from 1 to 15, including the biggest pack of forwards that we have encountered this season. We look forward to playing them again before the end of the season.
Great performances were the order of the day from the Rumney side, which included a number of our players who are normally on Blues duty, Teri-Morgan Gee, Luke Fish, Cameron James, Myles Churcher and James Chapman. Other players that we are fortunate to have and who contributed to a good performance, were Connor Kidner, who when space is given to him always takes full advantage of it, and Connor Jones-Graves who carries the ball from the base of the scrum with strength normally found in much older players. Both of these players are normally with the Gwent Dragons. The team was led by a very high spirited Jamie Robertson, our captain and hooker. Jamie was joined in the front row by the always reliable Jerome Tirrell, who always gives a hundred percent, and the newly converted Harry Drane who, according to the coaches played out of his skin.
Other special mentions go to Luke Jones, who dominated the line outs, Jon Mwangalika who carries the ball in to contact, always breaking the first tackle, Scott Finney, who marshalled the contact area like a banshee, Cameron James, who had the ability to recycle the ball from the opposition possession on numerous occasions and generally dominated the contact area (Mountain Ash's Man of the Match), Teri-Morgan Gee, fashionably causing the opposition a headache from the full back position, every time they tried to play deep in our half, Mountain Ash found themselves on the back foot when Teri-Morgan ran the ball back to them. Connor Martin, whose centre partnership with Connor Kidner caused continual problems for the opposition, turned on the pace and on many occasions was supported by the always searching James Chapman.
The person credited with raising the score with almost pin point accuracy and controlling the back line, was Number 10 for the game, Luke Fish.
Tries by Connor Kidner, Myles Churcher, Cameron James, Jon Mwangalika and Teri-Morgan Gee. Conversions and penalties by Luke Fish.
Congratulation boys from Terry Gee, Nathan James, Geoff Chad, Robbie and Nicky (the H20 boys), Mandy Gee (Team Manager) and all the parents who travelled up on the day.
PONTYPOOL UNITED U16s v RUMNEY U16s
Pontypool United RFC
Sunday 28th October 2012, k.o. 11.00 am
Pontypool United U16s 40 Rumney U16s 52
Rumney U16s travelled to the home of Pontypool United for what was going to be a tough encounter. Both sides were low in numbers due to regional representation, injuries and the effect of people away due to the half term holiday. The game had to start with both sides only able to field fourteen players and uncontested scrums. The weather was good to us but by the end of the first half the score was not so kind with Rumney 33-7 down. The half time team talk from the coaches must have hit a nerve with the players, the scoreline at the finish was an unbelievable 40–52 to Rumney. The performances of all concerned were ones that will be remembered for a long time. The attitude, belief and commitment saw a side that was not going to lay down and give up. The opposite was there to see, even though players were out of position and even one player playing with an injury unknown to him until the final whistle, and the pain was felt from a broken thumb. The Pontypool Utd coaches commended our commitment and praised the lads after the game.
Well Done lads from Terry, Nathan, Robbie (the water boy) and Jeff (minibus) Chadwick.
GILFACH GOCH U16s v RUMNEY U16s
Gilfach Goch RFC
Sunday 23rd September 2012, k.o. 11.00 am
Gilfach Goch U16s 5 Rumney U16s 48
Both sides played some good rugby in what were poor weather conditions, Rumney getting on the score board first with a blast-from-the-past, side-stepping, tackle-breaking run and try from Teri-Morgan Gee, the second, from that well known powerhouse Cameron James, and the third from the slinky Connor Kidner, all before half time.
The second half saw another great try from Connor Kidner. Gilfach Goch came back in to the game with a good, powerful move from a line out, five metres from the Rumney line. Later saw a long range run from James Chapman, who knows how to celebrate before scoring the try. There were dominating, attacking and defensive displays by both the backs and forwards, Luke Jones finished off a great display of rugby with his first try and the ever impressive Connor Kidner went on to score two more tries before the end of the game. There were conversions by Connor Kidner and Luke Fish.
All the team can be proud of the display, that was witnessed by a weathered crowd and praised by the Gilfach Coch coach.