Chris Bonar on the mic
Des and Mike
Darren heads up the singing
Des plays mouth organ (or possibly lights a fag)
Jumpin': Yellow submarine
Rowlands, Campese, Bonar & Lulu
Chris Spriggs, Jon Juice, Darren Dadi and Bonar watch on
and we were singing...
The Warriors managed a half centuary of points but Cefn played a full part in a great advert for the game. After the match the singing took place at the other end of the hall for a change but apart from that is was business as usual with singing/drinking/raffeling etc. Members of both teams were interviewed as part of the BBC radio series with Tony waxing lyrically about Cefneithin club, Bonars' Mam talking about the joys of watching Chris and the boys in action and Bleddyn Joseph bragging about his try - 'they couldn't catch me'.
The bus trip home was especially manic with more drunken Warriors than seats as well as kit, raffle prizes, more singing etc. Not sure what David - our man from the BBC man of it all but I'm sure it made an impression. it wasn't all good though - Alan Taylor came down to Llanelli for a night out...and so off into the night (well Barnums 1st) went the hardcore, to once again dance the night away....
Llanelli Warriors took full advantage of the fine conditions at Cae Carwyn James to rattle up a half-century of points in this popular and exciting match. Cefneithin fielded an experimental XV with a few old stagers thrown in for good measure and played a full part in making it an open and entertaining contest. Both sides revelled in the bright conditions and sunshine rugby was the order of the day as both sides looked to throw the ball around with abandon. Not surprisingly it was the players out wide that benefited with Warriors wing Meredith Pugh equalling the club record with a well taken hat-trick. Darren Davies celebrated his return to Warriors colours with a neat effort, debutante Bleddyn also scorched up the touchline within minuets of coming on and scored his with his first ever touch in senior rugby. Other scores for the Warriors came from Scott Thomas, Dai Newson (2) Colin Talcon and Chris Bonar. Dai Spriggs left the home side off the hook as his kicking was not up to his usual standard and was only able to convert two.
Once again both sides would like to express their gratitude to every one that contributed to make this popular fixture another success and one that is looked forward to by both sides.
Warriors XV: Dai Spriggs, Meredith Pugh, Des Williams, Alun Stephens, Darren Davies (Bleddyn Joseph), Jon Jones, Dean Gilasbey, Colin Talcon (Chris Bonar), Jason Jenkins, Mike James (Mathew), John Horwood (cpt), Lee Rowlands (Chris Spriggs), Scott Thomas, Dai Newson, Gwilym Lewis
Tries: Chris Bonar, Scott Thomas, Dai Newson, Bleddyn Joseph, Darren Davies (2), Meredith Pugh (3)
Conversions: Dai Spriggs (3)
Man of the Match: Jason Jenkins (Warriors), Marcos Bach (Cefneithin)
check out the review again on Cefneithin's site HERE