NA­TIONAL LEAGUE RUGBY

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BRYNMAWR started their de­fence of the WRU Na­tional Plate with a com­fort­able 68-17 win over Black­wood,

Dan But­ler went over twice and added eight points from tee in a fine in­di­vid­ual per­for­mance.

Tai Natthaphong also went over twice and was joined on the score­sheet by Dan Wall, Ricky Jones, Ben Patt, Dan Croft, Ryan Gard­ner and Mitchell Rank­ine.

Liam But­ler wrapped up the win with 10 points with his boot.

Pe­nallta’s close affin­ity with the Plate con­tin­ued as they beat Aber­carn 61-3.

The Pit­men, win­ners in 2017 and 2012, saw Lau­rence Pritchard notch 26 points with two tries and eight con­ver­sions.

Lewis Barnett and Aeron Bid­good were also at the dou­ble for 2016 run­ners-up Pe­nallta while Aaron Owen, El­liott Keep and Max Ge­orge also went over.

Else­where, One West Cen­tral lead­ers Glyn­neath con­tin­ued their win­ning start to the sea­son with a thump­ing 59-5 vic­tory over Nan­ty­moel.

Harri Mor­gan got Glyn­neath go­ing with a brace and they went on to cross the white­wash a fur­ther seven times.

Jed O’Reilly, Rho­dri Jones, Craig Ten­nant, Bro­gan Lloyd, Josh Morris, Cal­lum McPhee and Aled Jones were the men who claimed those tries with Dy­lan Fran­cis kick­ing seven con­ver­sions.

It was the same re­sult for Glam­or­gan Wan­der­ers as they made it five wins from five in all com­pe­ti­tions with a huge 57-7 vic­tory over Llantwit Fardre.

Will Ford was at the dou­ble as the Wan­der­ers racked up the tries. Johnny Wood, James Loxton, Will Adams-Jones, Gavin Nash, Rob We­ston, Michael Owen and Har­ri­son Ashby also touched down.

Rob Evans then added six con­ver­sions.

Mean­while in the Na­tional Cham­pi­onship, cur­rent cham­pi­ons Pon­ty­pool lead the ta­ble fol­low­ing their 31-17 vic­tory at Rhy­dyfe­lin.

Alex Watkins, Danny Hodge, Kieran Meek, Clay­ton Gullis and Aaron Cound­ley were all on the score­sheet as Pooler picked up their fourth bonus-point win.

Matthew Jones kicked two con­ver­sions with Meek adding a third.

Christo­pher Top­ple, Scott Pritchard and Con­nor Far­rer replied for Rhy­dyfe­lin with Dai Grat­ton fir­ing over a con­ver­sion.

Nar­berth moved into sec­ond place with a crush­ing 57-28 win over Bedlinog.

Richie Rees, Kieran Jones, Lewys Gibby, Tom Pow­ell, Johnny Mor­gan, Jack Price, Nick Gale and Ianto Grif­fiths all crashed over to hand Nar­berth the bonus point.

Gale added 10 points from the tee with Grif­fiths kick­ing an ad­di­tional seven.

Re­gan Wil­ton, Dan Parry, Sam Far­rar-Evans and Rhys Walker en­sured Bedlinog took a bonus point with Parry adding all four con­ver­sions.

Mean­while, Cardiff Met bagged an im­pres­sive 39-27 win at Tata Steel.

Rus­sell Ben­nett was the ar­chi­tect be­hind the vic­tory as he smashed over six penal­ties and three con­ver­sions while Jamie Tucker, Dawid Rubas­niak and James Mat­tin all crossed.

Tata kicker Cal­lum Bricknell also had a pro­duc­tive day with five penal­ties and a con­ver­sion while St­ef­fan Davies and Jor­dan Hawk­ings touched down.

Mean­while, newly pro­moted Ystrad Rhondda claimed a 45-9 win over New­cas­tle Em­lyn.

A hat-trick from Cur­tis Williams steered Ystrad to vic­tory.

Liam Davies, Ryan How­ells, Jay Har­ris and Rhys Tru­elove joined him on the score­sheet with the lat­ter adding five con­ver­sions.

Three penal­ties from Shaun Leonard en­sured Em­lyn put points on the board.

Af­ter pick­ing up their first win of the sea­son last week­end, Maesteg Quins were at it again as they beat New­bridge 29-17.

Owen Howe kicked 17 points for Quins with Michael Owen and a penalty try also on the score­sheet.

Sam Withers and Stu­art Vokes both touched down in re­sponse with Withers adding a con­ver­sion and Ea­monn Rees kick­ing the rest of the points.

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