16 October 2016 / Club News

Crickhowell RFC v Cwmcarn United RFCFCd

10th September 2016
Crickhowell: 61  Cwmcarn: 12

This was a day when Cwmcarn made a good Crickhowell side look like a great one. Struggling for players on the first game of the season can often be a bad omen for the coming season: We hoped it was a little blip. In spite of this lame excuse, Crickhowell played with width and flair & were very worthy winners.

Losing fly-half Chris Hastings after 10 minutes, left only one back from the previous season & Chris Bartlett-Legge; bless his little cotton socks, made a valiant effort to be a 3 in 1 utility back against a good set of opposition three-quarters. Yours truly had to switch from tight-head to blindside flanker before the end of the first half, due to losing last season’s stand-out player & juggernaut, Hoppy - A difficult task was fast becoming Herculean. This was a day when The Carn would struggle to score tries, but no-one told Reuben Duracell that & he scored a good try after several phases of play.

Captain Jabba rose to the occasion & turned in a good performance, leading the charge from the front & scoring a length of the pitch try in the second half (Well kind of). He was ably assisted by a seriously enthusiastic Cameron ‘Jack In A Box’ Jones, who seemed to be everywhere. This didn’t change when he was thrown into the backs from the pack, due to injuries.

A big thumbs up for the players who turned up in difficult circumstances. I feel sure we will show our true colours in the games to come...Let’s bloody hope so.

In spite of the fact he got turned over twice, due to some suspect body position in mauls; Carl ‘Jojones’ Hone (aka Jabba) played like a captain throughout & edged Cameron Jones for this accolade.

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