Hire of the Pavilion at Abergwilli

Carmarthen Quins RFC – Hire / Use of Abergwili Pavilion


Since June 2022 significant effort has, and is being made, to advertise and hire out the Pavilion in Abergwili as a source of revenue for the Club.

The Senior committee, the Youth and Junior Sections are collaborating closely to ensure we develop an ongoing business plan to maximise the use of our facilities, with the aim of generating income for the benefit of everyone who has a vested interest in the club.

As a result of both advertising, and word of mouth, we now hire the pavilion on a weekly basis to three separate classes, and we are receiving an increasing number of enquiries from numerous different community groups who also wish to hire the Pavilion.

Of course, we are a Rugby Club and will remain as such first and foremost. However, in the current economic climate and in the face of increasing costs we also need to accept that we must diversify to maintain and improve our current position. It is important to recognise that organisations such as ours can support a variety of different Community Groups, and in doing so we are more likely to benefit from future Grant applications to develop our facilities.

The Pavilion has for some time operated on a booking system whereby the pavilion is hired out to persons or groups who wish to make use of our facilities. To ensure we retain this customer base we need to ensure the Pavilion is clean and well-presented to our clients on every occasion. It is imperative therefore that the booking system is followed, and anyone who has enjoyed the use of the facility in the past, should not assume it is acceptable to simply turn up and expect access.

Put simply, the hire of the pavilion must be booked and paid for in advance, and there is an expectation the facilities will be left in the same condition as they were presented.

Should the First XV, the Youth or any part of the Junior Section wish to use the Pavilion for training purposes or squad meetings, you are kindly asked to liaise with a relevant member of the Abergwili committee to ensure we do our best to strike an appropriate balance between the requirements of our rugby squads and the customers who use the Pavilion.

Any person who is not a committee member or part of team management, and who has a key to the Pavilion should hand in their key to a responsible person or at the clubhouse at their earliest convenience.

The contact for all bookings is as shown on the various advertising boards and postings, namely: cqrfcsocialmedia@gmail.com



Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation.


Abergwili Committee

A Mighty Quin Turns 70

The Club would like to wish a former player, stalwart member and all round Mighty Quin Roger “Bach” Evans a very happy 70th Birthday,

Roger or sometimes known as Magri is one of only a few players who have played over 300 games for the club. Between 1971 to 1987 Roger amassed 336 appearances for the 1st XV and was Captain of the 1981/1982 team having previously captained the seconds in 1975/1976 and 1976/1977.

Roger was a terrier on the field playing at full back and gave 100% week in week out for the club. What Roger will tell you as advice for any budding rugby players is you should never ever let a high ball bounce which Roger never did and always caught them and let his team mates know he would by shouting as loud as possible “MY BALL!!!!”

Slight of stature Roger has a heart as big as a lion and it never mattered who he was up against they would always have trouble bringing hm down or getting near him.

Roger is still found watching the first XV these days in a small group of avid Quins followers in the vicarage corner of the park in all weathers and no matter who the opposition.

Roger, a very happy 70th Birthday to you on Sunday 19th February we hope that Bev, Adrian, Sarah, Laura, Lisa and the rest of the family spoil you rotten. Just remember  not too much Old Speckled Hen!!

Here is Roger receiving his 300+ appearance tie.

Picture Courtesy of Hugh Thomas.

Carmarthen Quins Supporters Club

To Quins Supporters,

On Saturday April 1st, Carmarthen Quins face Ebbw Vale at the park for a 14:30 kick off.

What does the supporters club offer?

The usual package of £30.00 includes;

  • Arrive to the club at 12:30
  • Two course meal before the game (13:00).
  • Sausage and chips after the game.
  • Four complimentary drink vouchers.
  • Entry to the game.
  • Match Programme.

Please contact Percy to confirm your attendance. It would be great to see you all there supporting the boys as well as enjoying what will no doubt be a great day/evening.

Contact Percy on;

  • 01267231977
  • 07742077158
  • jpjones@talktalk.net

Pwdin Reis yn dod I glwb Cwins Caerfyrddin!

Carmarthen Quins are pleased to host ‘Pwdin Reis’ on Saturday 4th March. ‘Pwdin Reis’ will be performing as part of a Soup and Rice pudding night in order to raise money for Urdd Shir Gar Eisteddfod. The entertainment will start from 19:30. 

Tickets are at a price of £10.

To book reserve your tickets, please call 07968379119.

We hope to see you there!

A Tribute to a true Mighty Quin

It is with the most profound sadness that the club remembers who can only be termed as a True Mighty Quin. John Lewis also known as Joe to close family members but as Caio to the Quins family has sadly passed away.

John affectionately nicknamed Caio is a true character and has followed the club since the late 1960s having played for the youth in the 1967/1968 season where he unfortunately suffered a broken leg. In later years John was an avid follower of the Quins Second XV (also called United and F Troop).

Many will remember John as being a rather maverick driver so much so he would get to away games in a time that was shouldn’t really have been possible and some players at the time who shared a lift with John only did it once!

John as well undertaking first aid duties for the second XV would on occasions run the line  and in one game in Abergwili he was running so fast to keep up with play he ended up head first in a trench dug by Welsh Water at the side of the pitch. Speaking of his first aid duties in the melee of treating an injured player in Newcastle Emlyn  John in advertently sprayed deep heat at his own face instead of on the injured player. Two stories that John often laughs at.

Regardless of his debilitating illness later in life he continued to drive his car with the kit to games for the seconds and take the kit home for the laundrette to wash ready for the following week. John was so strict on the kit nobody left the changing rooms until every piece was returned! In the absence of the seconds John would often be found sat in his car at the Vicarage corner of the park shouting along with rest of the crowd with a smile on his face. John is a proud supporter of the Quins and has been a passionate follower over the years and you can always rely on John to tell you what he thought as he always spoke his mind.

John being his true Quins self has decided on one last wish and that is to have the funeral service in  the Club. The family would like to let all John’s friends know that his funeral will be held on 16th February at 2pm followed by a service in Narberth at 4pm.

We are sure that there will be many current and former Quins family who will have John and the family in their thoughts at this time. The Club has lost a true Mighty Quin who will be missed. Rest in Peace John.


Camarthen Quins earned a back to back away win over neighbours Llanelli RFC, completing the double.

The Quins took no time to get out the blocks. 5 minutes in, some great play by Quins forwards allowed the backs to use the ball with pace and depth. Jac Wilson found Josh Batcup who managed to bounce off two defenders before passing wide to Ryan Davies. Davies powered up the left hand touchline and placed a superb weak foot kick through for Torin Myhill to pounce on over the whitewash. Wilson converted. 7-0 Quins.

On the half hour mark, Quins were awarded a scrum. After multiple infringements from the Llanelli front row, the referee had no option but to award Quins with a penalty try. Outstanding work from the front five. 14 – 0 Quins.

7 minutes later, Quins were 50m out from the whitewash but Jac Wilson spotted the space in the outside channel. After some swift handling by the backs, the ball was found in Torin Myhil hands, using his pace to power down the right touchline. As a defender came across, Myhill unselfishly offloaded inside to scrum half Setarro, eventually passing back outside to centre Ryan Davies who dotted down in the corner. Wilson unable to convert from the touchline. Quins 19-0.

On the brink of half time, it was Quins’ turn to strike again. A lovely first phase attack from a right hand scrum on the Quins 10m line saw winger Dylan Richards whizz down the touchline to score his sides bonus point try. A great touchline conversion by Wilson.

Half time: Llanelli 0 – 26 Carmarthen Quins.

With the bonus point in the bag before halftime, it was important that the Quins did not get complacent in the second half.

Llanelli were the first to strike after half time with a well finished try by winger Joseph Hutchings. Josh Phillips converted from the touchline, 7-26 Quins.

3 minutes later, Quins struck back with their 5th try of the afternoon through replacement scrum half Aron Hemmings and what a try it was. A loose ball was picked up by Gethin Davies who got tackled well into his own 22. The ball found its way to Jac Price who zipped a pass into space, finding Ryan Davies who managed to put Full Back Luke Davies away down the touchline. L. Davies managed to offload the ball inside to Hemmings, running a superb support line, managing to run in from the halfway line to dot down. Wilson’s conversion was unsuccessful. 7-31 Quins.

On the 65 minutes mark, Llew Philips-Taylor earned his sides second try as a line out turned into a successful driving maul. Phillips converted. 14-31 Quins.

Minutes later it was Quins’ turn to show dominance upfront as replacement hooker Sion Jones powered over from our very own driving line out. Wilson converted. 14-38 Quins.

It was Llanelli winger Rhys Harris’ turn to dot down as Llanelli identified some poor defending by Quins on the short side, managing to easily work the overlap. Phillips converted again. 21-38 Quins.

As the final whistle came closer, the try fest was concluded with another Llanelli try. This time it was Academy product Iestyn Gwiliam. Phillips accurate again with the boot.

Final Score; Llanelli 28 – 38 Carmarthen Quins.


Sunday 15th January finally saw our under 13s play their Carmarthenshire Cup Quarter final against Newcastle Emlyn. The scene was set on a winters morning in Carmarthen Park for a keenly contest game.Newcastle Emlyn kicked off and the game was played at a pace worthy of senior standard which both teams vying for supremacy and making inroads whenever they had ball in hand.Emlyn took first blood with a penalty that seemed to settle their nerves first and through further plays and some good handling they pressed the Quins line to bundle over for an unconverted  try to extend their lead. Try as they may the Quins were met with a resolute defence and suffered a couple of turnovers. It was Emlyn who scored again tbrough an interception which again went unconverted. Half time came and the Quins (Under 12s Regional Champions) were under the cosh and 13 nil down. The half time pep talk seemed to work and the Quins were industrious and kept ball close and used w me forwards to go through the phases and make ground upfield which eventually resulted in a try from close range for centre Keane Turner converted by Macs Hastings. Not to be out done after a penalty Emlyn  kicked for touch and through their bigger pack trundled over for a try on the corner that again went unconverted.  Not letting their heads drop the Quins fought back and great interlinking work between several pairs of hands for backs and forwards Macs Hastings saw a gap on the blindside and he scampered over for a try that he converted.With time ticking on towards the end the Quins had the bit between their teeth and were going at Emlyn wave after wave and some thought this was going to be a copy of the Carmarthenshire Cup final result where the Quins scored late to take the win but alas it wasn’t to be and following a turnover the referee blew his final whistle to bring an end to a contest watched by a sizeable crowd for a mini and junior game and Emlyn ran out winners 18pts to 14pts. They now gave furnace  United in the next round whole burry Port face Llandovery on the other cup semi final and we wish them all the very best.The Quins move on to the plate competition where they will face Penybanc in the preliminary round so they stillHave their sights on silver ware.The squad that represented the Quins with pride on Sunday was Dan EvansCai DaviesEfan ReadingBedwyr BishopCelt EvansRhys Evans Caleb MorrisSion JonesMacs Morgan Macs Hastings Macsen LawickiIoan JamesKeane TurnerJac JohnsonRhys JamesJack wellsJoe GascgoineLouie ThomasIolo Beaumont-MorganRhys Welford Special thanks to long time club supporters Mike and Sue Evans for sponsoring the game all at the Under 13s are appreciative of your assistance in allowing us to play on the park. The young Quins side will go again and will dust themselves off having learned from this fixture and will be keen to put their stamp on future games.


Scarlets and Quins outside half Dan ‘Dinky’ Jones ignites the Quins after a tough first half to the season.

Captain Lee Taylor won the toss and decided to play against the wind in the first half. Referee Simon Mills blew his whistle resulting in Dan Jones getting us underway.

Straight from the kick off a stray kick from Swansea somehow bounced into touch resulting in a 50/22. From the line out, Quins showed excellent resilience  in defence and it was Captain Lee Taylor who eventually earned his side a crucial turnover to ease pressure.

6 minutes into play, Quins were awarded a scrum on the Swansea 10 metre line, 12 metres in from the touchline. Some swift handling from Jones and Batcup allowed fullback Dale Ford to come in to the attack line. The ball was knocked backwards out of Ford’s hands with centre Josh Batcup being the first to react, volleying the ball to winger Kalum Evans. Evans used some fancy footwork, eventually offloading to Batcup who then managed to put winger Dylan Richards away in the corner. The conversion into the wind went wide. 5-0 Quins.

17 minutes gone and Swansea’s winger Harri Houston made a devastating break down the right hand side. He found himself with a 1 on 1 with Quins outside half who superbly brought the winger down, earning Quins a penalty in the process.

5 minutes later, Batcup collected a high ball with ease, setting up a breakdown 15 metres away from the left hand touchline. Exploiting the short side, Quins scrum half managed to pick out Dan Jones who magically offloaded to winger Kalum Evans. His pace left the chasing Swansea defenders behind him before unselfishly passing inside to Lucca Setaro running a great support line, eventually dotting the ball down over the whitewash. Conversion unsuccessful 10-0 Quins.

On the half hour mark, Swansea’s offloading game was putting Quins under pressure. The ball eventually found its way to Swansea’s winger Iestyn Hopkins who beat 2 players to score in the corner. Dan Edwards was successful with the conversion. 10-7 Quins.

6 minutes from halftime Quins had a line out just outside the whites’ 22. After some terrific work in the driving maul by the forwards, the backs spun the ball wide, finding Dale Ford who managed to get outside his man and dot down in the corner. The conversion was unsuccessful. 15-7 Quins.

On the brink of halftime, Swansea’s hooker Lewis Lloyd tipped a pass to loosehead prop Cameron Jones, breaking through the defensive line before beautifully offloading to number 8 Will Hickey touching down under the posts. Conversion successful.

Half time score: Swansea 14-15 Quins.

5 minutes into the second half, the referee awarded Quins a penalty for an offside in midfield. Captain Taylor told Jones to put it in the corner. Jones’ kick made sure that Quins had the opportunity to get their driving lineout up and running. That’s certainly what they did. A great throw from Myhill meant that Quins had the shove. From 8m out, Quins drove the maul over. Hooker Torin Myhill with the try. Jones with an excellent touchline conversion. 22-14 Quins.

6 minutes later it was Swansea’s turn to score. A charge down kick by Cameron Jones allowed number 8 Will Hickey to collect a loose ball and run unopposed under the posts to score. Conversion successful. 22-21 Quins.

On the hour mark, the Quins forwards were showing their dominance in the driving line out setting up the backs to strike. After four phases, the Quins backs identified an overlap on the short side. The ball found its way to Josh Batcup who superbly put his centre partner Ryan Davies away in the corner. Jones missed the conversion. 27-21 Quins.

67 minutes in, finding his way over the whitewash for the second time was hooker Torin Myhill after some more great work by the forwards in the lineout. A second driving lineout try of the afternoon. Conversion Successful 34-21 Quins.

7 minutes away from the final whistle, Swansea secured their bonus point  after a cross field kick found winger Iestyn Hopkins who managed to beat a Quins player to cross for his second try of the afternoon. Edwards couldn’t convert. 34-26 Quins.

60 seconds before full time Swansea crossed again. Swansea brilliantly worked the ball out wide to substitute Gareth Rees, finishing well in the corner. Edwards converted. 34-33 Quins.

From the restart, Swansea collected and looked to play but it was centre Josh Batcup who managed to win the race to the breakdown and gain a penalty for his side after Swansea were penalised for holding on.

Full time score at St Helens: Swansea 33-34 Carmarthen Quins.



Congratulations to outside half Steffan Marshall who made his 100th appearance yesterday. Marshall is just shy of 450 points for the club, scoring 12 try’s 84 conversions, 72 penalties and 1 drop goal. Here’s to many more points and appearances for the club.