SRC opener at the Park – Gêm gynta’r gystadleuaeth newydd

Carmarthen Quins will play in the new look Super Rygbi Cymru in season 2024-25, our 150th season of rugby!

In what is deemed the biggest structural shake-up in Welsh rugby, since the introduction of regional rugby in 2003, Carmarthen Quins are one of 10 licenced clubs that will move out of the community game to become aligned with the professional tier.

The aim of the newly formed Super Rygbi Cymru is to bridge the gap for players moving between the academies and the regional clubs.

On Saturday 14th September we will get our first ever Super Rygbi Cymru fixture underway as we welcome Swansea to Carmarthen Park, kick-off 14:30.

SRC will be aligned to the professional game calendar and the United Rugby Championship to create a collaborative working relationship between the 10 clubs and the four regional clubs. This will include breaks in the competition during the autumn and Six Nations international windows.

In addition to 18 regular home and away league fixtures we will also feature in the SRC Cup competition. The cup competition that will take place during the Guinness Six Nations window.

As well as playing in the SRC trophy and cup, the 10 teams will also get the chance during the regular league campaign to fight for the SRC Challenge Shield. Similar to New Zealand’s Ranfurly Shield, the ‘holder’ will put up the Shield for competition in every home game in the regular league season.

Season Structure

  • The season will be played in three blocks (September & October / December / April & May)
  • Regular Season: 18 Rounds with all 10 teams playing each other home and away
  • Begins on the weekend of 14 September
  • Post-Season Finals: The post-regular season finals will consist of four knock-out stages
  • The Grand Final on or around Saturday 17 May 2025 (at a neutral venue).

There will be three pieces of silverware available to the teams – the Super Rygbi Cymru Trophy, the Super Rygbi Cymru Cup, and the Challenger Shield.

GÊM GYNTA’R GYSTADLEUAETH NEWYDD

Yn nhymor 2024-25, yn ogystal â dathlu canrif a hanner o rygbi yng Nghaerfyrddin, byddwn ni’n un o’r 10 clwb a fydd yn cystadlu yng nghystadleuaeth newydd Super Rygbi Cymru.

Mae Undeb Rygbi Cymru wedi cyflwyno’r gystadleuaeth newydd, sydd yn symud y gêm o’r gymuned i’r maes proffesiynol, er mwyn lleihau’r bwlch rhwng y lefel lled-broffesiynol a’r gêm rhanbarthol yng Nghymru.

Fe fyddwn ni’n dechrau ar ein taith yn y SRC, ddydd Sadwrn 14eg Medi, wrth i ni groesawu Abertawe i Barc Caerfyrddin.

Fe fydd y gynghrair yn rhoi cyfle i ni chwarae 18 gêm arferol, cartref ac oddi cartref, yn ogystal â chystadleuaeth cwpan a fydd yn digwydd yn ystod Pencampwriaeth y Chwe Gwlad.

Strwythur y tymor

  • Chwarae’r gemau mewn 3 bloc (Medi a Hydref, Rhagfyr, Ebrill a Mai)
  • Tymor arferol: 18 rownd gyda’r 10 tîm yn chwarae ei gilydd gartref ac oddi cartref
  • I gychwyn ar benwythnos 14eg Medi
  • Rowndiau terfynol: Fe fydd yna bedwar rownd ail gyfle ar gyfer y rowndiau terfynol
  • Y Rownd Derfynol – Sadwrn 17 Mai 2025 mewn lleoliad niwtral

Fe fydd cyfle i gael ein dwylo ar dri thlws – Tlws Super Rygbi Cymru, Cwpan Super Rygbi Cymru, a Tharian yr Herwyr.

Pre-season friendlies – Gemau cyfeillgar

2024-25 is set to be a very special season for Carmarthen Quins as we celebrate our 150th anniversary!

To kick-off our historic season at Carmarthen Park we’re delighted to confirm details of our upcoming pre-season friendlies.

As you’ll no doubt already be aware, club talisman Haydn Pugh is hanging up his rugby boots but will grace the hallowed turf at Carmarthen Park one last time for a hugely deserved testimonial match on Saturday 10th August.

Pughie has assembled a star-studded Select XV which will take on his beloved Carmarthen Quins as he enjoys one last hit out.

Come along and show your support for one of the club’s greats.

On Saturday 31st August we will be welcoming a Scarlets Select XV for a truly regional celebration before we welcome old friends Cornish Pirates to the Park on Saturday 7th September.

For just £15 you can gain entry to both games, Scarlets and Cornish Pirates, saving 25% off the normal ticket price.

Pre-match hospitality is also available for both games, priced at £34 per person per game.

The hospitality package includes;

  • Pre-match two course hot meal
  • Two drinks
  • Entry to Park & Grandstand
  • Matchday programme
  • Post-match hot snack of Sausage & Chips

Supporters interested in this offer would need to be at the clubhouse by 12:30 on matchday.

To purchase match tickets or to book your hospitality package please contact Dorian Taylor on 07789 051510.

Pre-season friendlies;

  • Saturday 10th August, KO 14:30 – Haydn Pugh Testimonial, Haydn Pugh Select XV v Carmarthen Quins
  • Saturday 31st August, KO 14:30  – Carmarthen Quins v Scarlets
  • Saturday 7th September, KO 14:30 – Carmarthen Quins v Cornish Pirates

 

GEMAU CYFEILLGAR 2024-25

Mae tymor 2024-25 yn un hanesyddol i Glwb Quins Caerfyrddin wrth i ni ddathlu canrif a hanner o rygbi yn y dref.

Cyn i ni ddechrau ar ein taith yn y gynghrair newydd, Super Rygbi Cymru, rydym ni’n edrych ymlaen yn fawr at eich gwahodd i Barc Caerfyrddin ar gyfer triawd o gemau cyfeillgar.

Mae un o fawrion y clwb, Haydn Pugh, wedi penderfynu rhoi’r gorau i’w yrfa ar y cae chwarae ac rydym ni’n falch iawn o lwyfannu Gêm Dysteb iddo ar ddydd Sadwrn 10fed Awst.

Mae Pughie wedi ymgynnull tîm o sêr i wynebu Quins Caerfyrddin wrth iddo droedio i’r cae am y tro olaf.

Ymunwch â ni i ddathlu ei yrfa arbennig a diolch iddo am ei ymrwymiad i’r clwb dros y blynyddoedd.

Fe fydd y Quins wedyn yn croesawu’r Scarlets i’r Parc ar ddydd Sadwrn 31ain Awst a Môr-ladron Cernyw, ddydd Sadwrn 7fed Medi.

Gallwch fwynhau mynediad i’r ddwy gêm yma am £15 yn unig, arbediad o 25% oddi ar bris arferol.

Rydym yn falch iawn cynnig pecyn lletygarwch ar gyfer y ddwy gêm hefyd, am £34 y pen y gêm.

Mae’r pecyn lletygarwch yn cynnwys;

  • Pryd bwyd twym 2 gwrs cyn y gêm
  • Dau ddiod
  • Mynediad i’r Parc a’r Eisteddle
  • Rhaglen y gêm
  • Selsig a sglodion ar ôl y gêm

Bydd disgwyl i gefnogwyr fo dyn y clwb erbyn 12:30 i fwynhau’r lletygarwch.

I brynu’ch tocynnau neu i archebu tocyn lletygarwch cysylltwch â Dorian Taylor ar 07789 051510.

Dewi Thomas

All at the club are saddened to hear of the passing of true Mighty Quin, Mr Dewi Thomas.

Dewi represented the club over a number of years as a strong running, hard centre that played with an edge that opponents found difficult to handle as he would  never take a backward step. Playing for and captaining  the Quins Second XV  otherwise known as Carmarthen United or more fondly as the F Troop, a team that epitomised rugby, play had on the field, enjoy off the field, Dewi was part of a band of brothers who lived and breathed the Quins.

Away from rugby Dewi was a distinguished fire fighter serving the Community for many, many years.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Sheila and to son Steffan who as we all know is our 1st XV Team Manager. We hope at this difficult time you can find comfort that Dewi was a highly regarded individual not only in the Quins and the rugby fraternity but the wider community.

Dewi Thomas 2nd from left on the back row

 

CONGRATULATIONS BOYS

Saturday was a special day for Lee and Dale. Both hit considerable milestones for the club.

Both players were presented their jerseys by Quins Chairman Jeff Davies.

Both players also had the opportunity to walk out with their families.

Da Iawn Bois.

Hopefully, many more appearances to come.

Quins edge a tight encounter

SGOR TERFYNOL

Carmarthen Quins show great resilience by edging out Pontypridd in what was classed as a nip and tuck fixture.

The win means we jump up two spots to 10th in the table.

Full time; Carmarthen Quins 22 – 20 Pontypridd.

Quins 23 to travel to the Wern.

LOCKED IN 🔒

Your Carmarthen Quins team to travel to Merthyr, tomorrow.

– Titcombe starts at 10

– Hughes starts at 9

– Helps returns to the match day squad

– Ford returns to the wing

#Q4L

Quins earn a point under the lights

With head coach Lyndon Lewis unable to attend, it was Josh Turnbull who took the reigns on Friday Night.

On the whole Josh can be very proud of the defensive effort we showed, especially in the first half. The quins boys really fronted up against a big Cardiff side.

After sustained pressure, it was Morgan Allen who powered over in the corner to get Cardiff on the score board first. Conversion successful.

Quins bounced back through individual brilliance from Lewys Millin. Conversion unsuccessful.

It was Cardiff’s turn to get over the whitewash again after a driving maul proved to be too much for the quins forwards to defend. Conversion successful.

Quins were looking clinical in the red zone. As the referee awarded us a penalty, roughly 15m from Cardiff’s try line, it was none other than Rhodri Davies who tapped and went before beating two defenders to dive over the whitewash. Conversion converted.

Cardiff had the final say when it came to tries with another driving maul try.

Both fly halves had a single penalty kick to tally the remainder of the points.

Carmarthen Quins 18 – 24 Cardiff RFC