Big weekend ahead as Pwllheli get set for double Cup challenge
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.