2001/2002 WRU National League Division 1
Llandovery 43 v 16 Llanharan
31 October 2001 - Church Bank, Llandovery

Match Report

Llandovery 43 - 16 Llanharan

The Drovers won as comfortably as the score suggests and could have rattled up far more points if they had not given so many careless penalties away in the last quarter. They scored five good tries to lead 43-11 with over 20 minutes to go and looked set to run up a cricket score against a limited and one-paced Llanharan outfit.

The visitors opened brightly enough with their one outstanding player, Maori Aaron Takarangi, on dual registration for Ebbw Vale, running hard for a solo try but from then on there was only one side in it.

Llandovery wing Gary Davies set the ball rolling with a try after charging down a kick by full-back Huw Russell. Flankers Wayne Beynon and Aled Davies were on top of their form in the loose but it was No 8 Paul Jones, on loan from Neath, who got Llandovery's second try after a break by scrum-half Rob Walters and, with full-back Stuart Harries kicking two penalties and a conversion, the home side led 18-11 at half-time.

The Dairymen's only other first-half scores were a penalty apiece from fly-half Chris John and scrum-half Greg Jones, but after the break the Drovers cut loose. Good continuity made tries for centre Herman Bosman and Walters and another eight points from the boot of Harries knocked the stuffing out of Llanharan.

Team Sheets


Llandovery Llanharan