2012/2013 Principality Premiership
Swansea 20 v 50 Llandovery
06 April 2013 - St Helen's, Swansea

Match Report

Swansea 20 – 50 Llandovery

Llandovery enjoyed a successful day at St Helens and ran in 8 tries to 2. There were noticeable performances from the Llandovery back row of Richard Brooks, Man of the Match Kieran Murphy and Captain Phil Day and from James Garland, Jack Roberts and Sam Soul in the back line.

The result was just what Llandovery were looking for. The team turned up with the hunger, commitment and determination to put in a performance worthy of taking 5 points and gained a result that keeps the Drovers in the hunt for the "play off" places.

The Llandovery management were delighted with the result although there were a few concerns about aspects of the performance, in particular disappointment that the Drovers leaked 20 points. "This gives us an area to focus our training on this coming week," announced Head Coach Lyndon Lewis

Swansea made a reasonable fist of the first quarter, actually leading 8-5 after a penalty from fly half Nicky Thomas and try from wing Richard Williams had trumped an early Kieran Murphy touchdown. But when Murphy ran hard and true for his hat trick and Soul added another at the end of a pass from centre Jack Roberts, the writing was on the wall for the home side.

With a couple of Garland conversions it was 24-8 at the break which soon became 31-8 after centre Adam Warren had slipped through effortlessly.

Barracking from sections of the home crowd on the defensive generosity of their players stung the All Whites into brief action. Scrum half Jack Cole with a neat dummy and No 8 Dan Baker with a bullocking run from 30 metres flatteringly narrowed the gap to 31-20 before the Drovers tightened up their game. Replacement flanker Shaun Miles, darting centre Jack Roberts and Soul took advantage of yet more shadow tackling to notch up the half century of points before the Ammanford pair of scrum half Gareth Rees and hooker Ryan Williams made brief appearances at the end.

Attendance: 250

Official : Wayne Davies (Wales)

Team Sheets


Swansea Llandovery