Quins earn a point in a disappointing display.
After a positive and promising pre season, the Quins fall short in the opening round of fixtures.
The Drovers’ centre Rhodri Jones opened the scoring with a late hard run, piercing the Quins defensive line to go over from 5 metres. Jack Maynard converted from under the sticks (0-7).
After the ball somehow popped out from the breakdown, Drovers 9 Lee Rees was the first to react and had 40 metre run in to seal Llandovery’s second try. Maynard converted (0-14).
It was the Quins’ turn to strike next through hooker Torin Myhil. After some quick speed of ball and playing to the edges, the Drovers defensive line finally broke down, with Myhil slicing through. Wilson converts (7-14).
Wilson Penalty Kick (10-14).
Drovers second row Joe Powell earned the drovers another 5 points as he scored from short range. Maynard accurate again (10-21).
On the brink of half time, Llandovery struck again. This time through Osian Davies. Maynard converts (10-28).
Drovers started the second half on top. Relentless pressure meant that Guto Jones touched down for Llandovery with Maynard converting (10-35)
Drovers winger Harri Doel looked dangerous all afternoon and he eventually had his reward in the corner, earning Llandovery’s sixth try of the afternoon ((10-35).
It was Doel again to score next with some individual brilliance, evading two Quins players to score his 2nd of the afternoon. Ioan Hughes converts (10-47).
Finally a Quins score and Sion Jones scored from close range. Wilson converting (17-47).
Nathan Hart scored Llandovery’s final match of the afternoon with Hughes converting (17-54).
Scarlets product Charlie Titcombe came off the bench for the Quins to produce a splendid pass out wide to set up winger Corum Nott who dived over in the corner. Wilson with a touchline conversion (24-54).
Another bit of individual magic from Titcombe, chipping over the top and regathering before setting up substitute scrum half, Lucca Setaro to score the final points of the afternoon. Wilson accurate once again with the boot.
Carmarthen Quins 31 – 54 Llandovery RFC