Scrivens to follow his father’s footsteps at Cardiff
PENALLTA hope Joseph Scrivens can top his father’s record when they take on Ystalyfera in the National Plate final.
Richard Scrivens scored 26 points for Penallta when they beat Beaufort 36-19 in the 2001 Brewers Cup final at the then Millennium Stadium.
And head coach Matthew Tucker is set to utilise Scrivens Jr, the Bridgend Ravens fly-half, as they seek revenge for last season’s heart-breaking 12-10 Plate final loss to Bedlinog.
He said: “He is a Penallta boy through and through. Fortunately he is available for us and he loves playing here with his mates and for the club. He will certainly play with heart and will be key for us.”
Ystalyfera captain Steffan Jones wants to avenge his two losses at the home of Welsh rugby.
The No.8 played in Neath’s Cup final loss to Pontypridd in 2013 and represented his school at U14 level on the hallowed turf of Principality Stadium.
“Hopefully this will be third time lucky,” Jones said. “It will be extra special leading my home village out in the best stadium in the world.
“Preparations have gone very well. There will be no one left in the village on Sunday.”