Big week­end ahead as Pwll­heli get set for dou­ble Cup chal­lenge

Caernarfon Herald - - SPORT -

THIS week­end will be an ex­cep­tional one for Pwll­heli Rugby Club be­fore a ball is kicked as they host two na­tional cup ties at Parc Bode­groes.

Satur­day sees the first team play Di­vi­sion One East Cen­tral Moun­tain Ash in the WRU Plate, while Pwll sec­onds take on Di­vi­sion Three East B club Llan­hil­leth in the WRU Bowl.

Pwll­heli’s firsts main­tained their 100% record in Di­vi­sion One North last Satur­day with a 24-0 tri­umph at Mold to make it eight straight wins.

Without a num­ber of their se­nior play­ers, Pwll es­tab­lished their su­pe­ri­or­ity in the first half, but the home side de­fended stoutly and without mercy.

Hav­ing won all 14 league games be­tween the sides since 2010, the trav­el­ling team were ex­pected to win but were not over-con­fi­dent at the start.

Pwll­heli camped in their op­po­nents’ half for most of the first half, winger Robin Hughes Jones break­ing the de­fen­sive line and scam­per­ing along the touch­line for the first try in the cor­ner af­ter eight min­utes.

He was fol­lowed 12 min­utes later by No.8 Tom Parry, who touched down af­ter much slick pass­ing de­spite the strong home de­fen­sive tack­ling. The sec­ond try was suc­cess­fully con­verted by fly-half Da­nial Glyn.

It was not a sur­prise when the Mold loose-head prop trans­gressed whilst sav­ing a cer­tain try and was yel­low carded.

The re­sul­tant penalty kick taken passed through sev­eral pairs of hands be­fore reach­ing cen­tre Ianto Pari, who forced his way over for try num­ber three.

In the sec­ond half, the fourth and bonus scor­ing try was a long time com­ing but it was Ianto Pari again who broke free to score. Osian Parry Jones con­verted.

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