Carmarthen Quins kicked off attacking the scoreboard end of the ground and as early as the second minute the visitors were guilty of holding on at a ruck in midfield, 35 metres from their goal line and home outside half Matthew Jarvis was on target with his attempt at goal to put his side into an early lead (3-0). On 10 minutes Pontypool were on the attack inside the Quins’ 22 on Pooler’s right when scrum half Morgan Lloyd chipped over the visiting defence towards the right corner and right wing Huw Anderson dived on the ball to score a try which Matthew Jarvis converted with a fine kick (10-0). Four minutes later Quins were penalised for holding on at a ruck, three metres inside their half and Matthew Jarvis slotted the long range penalty (13-0). However, in the 18TH minute Pontypool were penalised at a ruck in midfield near their 10-metre line. Quins scrum half Rhodri Davies took a quick tap and sprinted 40 metres to score a try under the posts which outside half Jac Wilson converted (13-7).

On the half hour Carmarthen Quins were guilty of collapsing a scrum, 5 metres in from touch just outside the visitors’ 22 on Pooler’s left and Matthew Jarvis made no mistake with another fine kick at goal (16-7). In the 37TH minute visiting number eight Lewis Millin was shown the yellow card for side entry at a ruck near Quins’22 on Pooler’s left as the visitors had earlier been warned about their discipline. Pontypool kicked to the corner and from the ensuing driving lineout, hooker Sam Scarfe burrowed his way over for a try wide out. Matthew Jarvis added the extra with another great strike (23-7). In the first minute of injury time play was near the visitors’ 22 and Pooler knocked on. The ball was gathered by Jac Wilson who raced 75 metres to score to the left of the posts and he duly converted (23-14). Four minutes later Sam Scarfe took a blow to the mouth that needed medical attention and he was replaced by Peter Lloyd. With last play at the end of an enthralling and enjoyable first period, Pooler gave the ball some width and Pat Lewis made a break, taking play deep into Quins territory. He linked up with his fellow centre Joel Mahoney who dived over for a try, 15 metres in from the right corner. Matthew Jarvis obliged from the tee. Half time score – Pontypool 30 Carmarthen Quins 14.

At the start of the second half Pontypool tight head prop Ollie Drake, who had taken a heavy knock in the first half was replaced by the returning Sam Scarfe who went back to his usual position and Peter Lloyd moved over to prop. In the sixth minute of the second period from a driving lineout following a penalty kick to the left corner, Carmarthen Quins narrowed the gap with a try by Lewis Millin who touched down 5 metres in. This score was converted by Jac Wilson (30-21). In the 57TH minute Pooler made a couple of changes with Ben Moa taking over from Mike Herbert in the back row and Morgan Lloyd giving way to Matthew Flanagan at scrum half. Just before the hour mark Pontypool were on the offensive inside Quins 22 after a break by left wing Walker Price and it was the youngster who finished off the attack with the bonus-point try in the left corner, his first for the club. The conversion attempt went narrowly wide (35-21). Lewis Johnson then replaced Lance Randall in the Pontypool second row.

In the 66TH minute Carmarthen Quins were caught offside in midfield, 5 metres inside their half and Matthew Jarvis struck the ball well with another successful long range penalty (38-21). Then Pooler emptied the bench when Amosa Nove, Josh Malson, Jack Gillard and Kelvyn Williams took over from Pat Lewis, full back Matty Bancroft, Sam Scarfe and loose head prop Sam Cochrane respectively. In the 84TH and final minute, play was inside the visitors’ 22 and the home side were putting the Quins defence under pressure. Pooler’s patience paid off however when all action flanker Callum Davies powered over for a try to the right of the posts. Matthew Jarvis converted to put the seal on a fine victory. Final score – Pontypool 45 Carmarthen Quins 21.


Dear 150 club member,

Great News. We’ve finally had the account details through from Lloyds Bank.

To say this has been an uncomfortably drawn out process is an understatement. Even this morning they were asking for information, we’d already sent!

A huge thanks to Roger Ayers for persevering with it.

So what do we want you to do?

Can you set up a Standing Order for £10 with the account details below. If we could ask that you deposit £10 in to the 150 account starting the 1st October and then on the 1st of every month after that.

We will then complete the July and October draw (in October) to coincide with a home fixture. We will continue to do future draws in the same manner, and publish winning numbers on the Club notice board, social media platforms and website.

Account details:

Name of account – Carmarthen RFC Q Club

Sort code – 30-99-50

Account number – 86041668

Can you add your 150 number or name as reference when you set up your Standing Order.

I can only apologies for the whole situation but as your all aware, it was forced upon us.

In anticipation – can I thank you for your continued support.


Jeff Davies


It was a bad day at the office for the Carmarthen boys.

After the forwards fronted up for the full 80 minutes, unfortunately we lost the kicking battle and four errors cost us four tries.

Credit to Bridgend for capitalising on our errors.

We now have a weekend off and look forward to proving a point versus Premiership new comers Pontypool.

Carmarthen Quins 11 – 22 Bridgend Ravens




Carmarthen Quins earn their first win over the season after a comfortable win over the Neath All Blacks.

It was Efan Jones who scored the match’s opening try after a brilliant run from Teddy Leatherbarrow, picking from the base of ruck, piercing the Neath defence. He then combined with his scarlets partner Efan Jones to touch down. Wilson converts from under the posts. 0 – 7 Quins

Captain Tom Phillips was the second person to cross the whitewash. After a dominant scrum 10m out from Neath’s Try line, number 8 Millin made a powerful carry towards the line, being brought down 3 metre short. Phillips then used his strength and power to pick and go over the line. Wilson converted. 0 – 14 Quins

After referee Newmann awarded Quins a penalty, outside half Charlie Titcombe noticed that Neath were not ready. Charlie decides to take the penalty quickly before picking out centre Josh Batcup who hit a superb line, to run in unopposed. Wilson on fire with the boot. 0 – 21 Quins

It was the right winger, Kalum Evans turn to cross the white line after a superb first phase starter from the backs. The ball found its way to Wilson at fullback, using his pace to get outside the defence before creating a 2 v 1 in the channel, unselfishly putting Evans away to secure a first half bonus point. Wilson converted once again. 0 – 28 Quins

After defending for 20 phases, Quins managed to turn the ball over. 2 passes allowed winger Nott to set off up the left hand touchline before offloading the ball to scrum half Efan Jones. Efan offload to Titcombe who picked his head up to see space on the right hand side of the park. Titcombe strikes a superb cross field kick into Evans’ hands. Evans beats three players before passing to scrum half Jones who walks in under the posts. A contender for team try of the year. Wilson accurate again. 0 – 35 Quins

Half Time: Neath 0 – Carmarthen Quins 35

Neath managed to get on the scoreboard early in the second half as Quins went down to 13 men. A lack of discipline and concentration allowed Neath to score. Jones converts. 7 – 35 Quins

It was Quins’ turn to strike, this time through Number 8 Lewys Millin. After superb efforts by the Quins forwards, Millin sealed the deal, going over from two metres. Wilson converts. 7 – 42 Quins

Neath scored their second try of the afternoon. Some neat play allowed centre to offload through the tackle, allowing the blindside flanker to run in out wide. Jones with another accurate knock. 14 – 42 Quins

It was Quins who had the last point of the game through Hooker Sion Jones. After another dominant scrum 5 metres out, the ball popped out to Millin who carried just short of the line. Jones picked the ball up and powered over scoring our 7th try of the afternoon. Wilson converts again.

Full time: Neath 14 – Carmarthen Quins 49




Quins’ head coach Marc Jones makes 7 changes to his starting line up as the Quins look to gain their first win of the season.

Winger Kalum Evans comes into the starting team after being unavailable last week, joining Full Back Jac Wilson and Winger Corum Nott to make up the Back three. Batcup remains at 12 with Ryan Davies overcoming his hamstring to return to the 13 jersey. Scarlets duo Charlie Titcombe and Efan Jones start at half backs.

Scarlets product Sam O’Connor starts at loosehead, joining Myhill and Allen who retain their starting spots. Ryan Bean replaces the injured Lee Taylor to join stalwart Josh Helps in the boiler room. Captain Tom Phillips looks to put in another dogged performance from the blindside. Joining him is Scarlets product and Quins debutant, Teddy Leatherbarrow. Lewys Millin retains his 8 jersey after his fine form continues.

The experienced Rhodri Davies is the one to look out for amongst the substitutes.


Carmarthen Quins 31 – 54 LLANDOVERY RFC

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).

Half Time

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.

Final Score

Carmarthen Quins 31 – 54 Llandovery RFC

TEAM NEWS – Carmarthen Quins V Llandovery RFC


What a way to start the new season, a cracking local derby versus last years league champions ‘The Drovers’.

Jac Wilson switches from 10 to 15 as he is looks to control the backfield with deadly finisher Corum Nott and the gutsy Dylan Richards. Scarlets academy product Iestyn Gwyliam makes his first appearance for the club at outside centre, joining the hard running and experienced inside centre, Josh Batcup. Another debutant by the name of Harri Williams looks to control the game from outside half, receiving passes from Mr excellent, Rhodri Davies.

Last years Mr consistent, James Newnian starts at Loosehead with the dogged tighthead, Connor Allen starting at Tighthead. Sheer class hooker Torin Myhil starts at 2. The boiler room is packed with power and experience as Josh Helps and Lee Taylor start at 4 and 5. Captain and powerhouse Tom Phillips starts at blindside with the evasive Gethin Davies at openside. Last years constant outstanding performer Lewys Millin starts from behind the scrum.



Carmarthen Quins are pleased to announce the signing of Tom Phillips.

After two years of exceptional captaincy from Lee Taylor, Tom Phillips has been given the role to lead the Quins into the 2023/24 season.

Tom has vast experience. After being capped at Wales 16’s and 18’s, Tom went onto captain Wales U20’s to a Six nations title. Tom went onto play for the Scarlets, making 29 appearances. Phillips has been unfortunate with injuries, resulting him to step away from professional rugby.

We are looking forward to see what Tom can bring to the squad.

We wish Tom all the best for the season.