Quins 150 draw winners

The Winners of the Q150 Club draw are:

November 2018
£150 – No 121 – Mr RW Evans
£100 – No 13 – Mr RA Ayers
£75 – No 51 – Mr P Jones
£50 – No 119 – Mr E Morris
£25 – No 56 – Mr RS Thomas
The Q150 club gift for season 2018-19 is now available.
They can be collected from Graeme Bond at the club on either Thursday or Saturday nights.


It was a very big day for two players recently when the Quins played Cardiff RFC in the park being on the Quins team sheet for the very first time. They are Jac Price and Osian Knott who are still youth players and only 18 years old. Both are products of our junior youth development system at the Quins.

As a Premiership club we have an obligation to develop young players for our region the Scarlets and we have acted as a final launching pad for many local West Walian youngsters many of whom have become not only Parc Y Scarlets performers but full Welsh caps.

There are obviously some disadvantages for the opportunities of youngsters coming through our own junior development system, as not everybody will reach the standard needed to play in our Premiership team and those places will be filled by promising youngsters from other clubs in the region who the Scarlets have placed in our squad.

However, it’s congratulations to Jac and Osian on their names appearing on the Carmarthen Quins 1st XV whilst still eligible for our youth.

Both boys played quite superbly with Osian showing his potential, threatening in attack and totally solid in defence throughout the 80 minutes with Jac playing in the “boiler house” as Bill Mclaren would say “that’s as lock for you youngsters”, with such confidence and courage against mature and hardened men. Both contributed a big part to the Quins’ superb win against Cardiff RFC.

Both have shown huge promise from early ages and both won West Wales District U11’s and U15’s caps.

They then went on to play huge parts in representing Bro Myrddin School and win the Welsh Schools Cup in Cardiff in the 2016-17 season against Llanishen School. What a game that was! Bro Myrddin also won the Welsh schools league in the same season.

Jac and Osian are now registered as Scarlets players and have played in the newly established Scarlets A team earlier this season against the Ospreys A team. Both played in the Scarlets U18’s last season, winning nine out of the ten games with Osian scoring 8 tries at No.12.

Another honour was that they both represented Sir Gar College in the Welsh College’s Cup Final in the 2017-18 season.

They deservedly were chosen to represent their country and were awarded Welsh Under 18 caps last season and represented Wales on 8 occasions and both played against the same teams, England (2), Ireland, Italy, France (2), Scotland and South Africa, with Osian scoring 5 tries, including one against the “old enemy” in a great victory down in South Africa.

However, their biggest honour was in being selected for the first time to represent the Carmarthen Quins following both their fathers’ achievements a few years ago.

Well done boys and congratulations on your success which mirror each other so very closely. The club is proud of you and wish you all the very best for future successes which we will keenly follow.

Diolch bois a pob lwc.



6 NATIONS 2019

Next years 6 Nations Home Internationals are :-

Saturday 23rd February v England k.o. 4.45 p.m.
Saturday 16th March v Ireland  k.o. 2.45 p.m.

Next years 6 Nations Away Internationals are :-

Friday 1st February v France k.o. 9.00 p.m.

Saturday 9th February v Italy k.o. 5.45 p.m.

Saturday 9th March v Scotland k.o. 2.15 p.m.

Would any member requiring tickets for these Internationals please contact Dorian Taylor on 01267 231865 or 07789 051510 before 19th October 2018.

Please kindly note that once tickets are ordered they have to be paid for and taken.
Thank You.


It is with the greatest sadness that I have to mention the passing of two stalwarts of the Quins, namely Spencer Jones and Hugh Furlong.

Both gave such personal support to the club and they really appreciated what the Quins’ philosophy was to the game and the area. Both will be sorely missed and we send our sincerest condolences to both families


Spencer Jones M.Ed,

Spencer attended Whitland Grammar School and later Trinity College, now the University of Wales Trinity St David’s.

He became headmaster of Ysgol Gruffydd Jones, St Clears after heading Glasfryn and Penygroes Primary Schools.

In the 70’s he played wing and centre for the Quins being a big and strong runner.

He was also a superb athlete with Carmarthen Harriers, specializing in the triple jump, 100 and 200 metres. Spencer went on to compete in the Welsh Games and the British AAA Championships. He also competed against Daly Thompson in the British Decathlon Championships in 1974.

Spencer gave a huge amount of time to the Quins coaching the youth to five consecutive Llanelli and District Youth Cups and just losing to Pontypool 3-0 in a Welsh Youth semi-final.

He also coached the 1st XV for a number
of years and became team manager for many years.

Later he gave his free time to other local clubs; Nantgaredig, St Clears, Whiltand and Tenby, in helping with their fitness and skills abilities and also became team manager of District G’s U21’s squad.

In his hectic life Spencer also gave hours
of his free time to become Carmarthen Harriers’ senior coach and team manager
for all age groups.

His pinnacle was reached by being team manager for the Welsh National Junior team and also the Welsh Senior National Multi Events squad in the British games.

His other love was his dogs and taking them shooting out in the beautiful Welsh countryside.

As a sportsman and a teacher, Spencer has left a sporting heritage for hundreds (if not thousands) of young people who have benefitted from his free time and coaching expertise over the decades, many achieving international honours.

Our thoughts are with Beryl, his wife, Justin, Emma and Gavin and their families at this sad time. Thank you, Spencer, our dear friend, from all of us, for being so generous in passing on your skills with such unselfishness.



Hugh Furlong

Hugh Furlong was born in Llangynog and went to school in the village before going to the senior school in St Clears. He spent some time on a farm before going to the Army where he signed up for six years duty. He then went to work on the electricity pylons before spending over 25 years with
Ken Jones Bancyfelin, transporting cattle on the articulated lorry all over the country until he retired.

He represented the Army boxing team frequently reaching the finals of the services tournament which was a huge achievement in those days. I think that PC Ronw James and Graham “Gege” Walters should have been aware of this and not intimidated or provoked Hugh as they may have avoided being put to lie in a horizontal position and looking in an upwards direction.

He moved to Bancyfelin on marrying and brought up his two daughters Susan and Mandy who became his life.

His interests, outside his family, were the Quins and vintage machinery teaming up with Lloyd Davies also from Bancyfelin and another huge Quins supporter. They travelled the whole country visiting various vintage and steam fairs.

Hugh was a faithful member of the Q150 club since its commencement and hardly ever missed a game, home or away.

We don’t believe he actually played a game for the Quins but ironically played against them in the Park on behalf of the army. We are still trying to find out the result.

It is so very sad because Hugh, being so devoted to his family, would have been so proud to see his grand-nephew Jac Price who has been picked to play his first game for his beloved Quins today and in the Park.

We will miss you so much Hugh as a “gentle giant” of a man who never created fuss, would watch the game, enjoy a quiet chat with the boys and have a little drink or two before returning to the Fox and Hounds Bancyfelin for another little drink or two before finally retiring to 4a Bancyfelin. Thank you Hugh for being who you were, the perfect and genuine person that we all respected so much.

Our thoughts go out to you as a family
and we share the loss of this lovely person with you.


Following a relaxing summer break the new season is upon us. We have completed our pre- season with a win against Tata Steel RFC, a draw against Mosely RFC and a lot of hard training sessions over the last few weeks.

Our season begins on Saturday 1st September welcoming Newport RFC to Carmarthen Park for the start of what is going to be a long season. The change of format, having 15 games at home and away will culminate in the bottom 4 teams being relegated from the Principality Premiership for Season 19/20. Also the start of the season we will be missing a number of players which will be representing the Scarlets U23 team in their new competition. With these players away it gives another group of players a chance to stake their claim for the shirt during this long season..

I hope you can all join us in the Park on Saturday for our first home game to get behind the squad in the first game of a long and challenging season.


KICK OFF – 2:30pm



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