Quins Selection for Trip North

After a break last weekend to enjoy the success of the National Squad beating the Old Enemy in Cardiff, we are back in action this weekend as we travel to North Wales to face RGC1404.

 

RGC1404 v Carmarthen Quins RFC

Saturday 2nd March 2019 – Kick Off 2:30pm

15 Dale Ford

14 Dylan Morgans

13 Nick Reynolds

12 Josh Batcup

11 Osian Knott

10 Aled Thomas

9 Aron Hemmings

1 Steff Phillips

2 Thomas Ball

3 Kemsley Mathias

4 Lee Taylor

5 Hayden Pugh ( c )

6 Ed Siggery

7 Shaun Evans

8 Lewys Millin

Replacements

16 Carwyn Harries

17 Dominic Booth

18 Javan Sebastian

19 Richard Bloomfield

20 Elis Lloyd

21 Gethin Davies

22 Ifan Beynon-Thomas

23 Jac Wilson

WALES SUMMER INTERNATIONALS

CLUB MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE

WALES HOME  SUMMER INTERNATIONALS 2019

This year as it is a RWC year there will be summer Internationals rather than then normal Autumn fixtures. The Summer Internationals are :-

Saturday 17th August v England -Kick Off – TBC
Saturday 31st August v Ireland – Kick Off – TBC

Would any member requiring tickets for these Internationals please contact Dorian Taylor on 01267 231865 or 07789 051510 before 18th March 2019.

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

ANOTHER LOSING BONUS POINT

Quins  7  Aberavon 9

Clubs that play in the Premier Division have earned the right to expect fair and competent Officials. Unfortunately, this was not the case in this match. His lack of ability spilled over to the players, and this caused a hesitant approach resulting in both teams playing well below their expectancy and a low scoring lethargic performance did little to enthuse either sets of supporters.

Both sides normal expansive style was curtailed by strange decisions and many mistakes were made. A Quins attack was charged down in the Wizards 22 and play was quickly taken into the Home 22 and only desperate defence saved the day. After 17 minutes a mystery decision gave James Garland the chance to open the scoring with a 25-meter penalty. Back came the Quins and when play was broken up near the visitors line a clearance kick was wind assisted and play was once again in the Quins 22. This was defended and cleared only to see a Quins attack break down and yet another clearance was taken into the Quins 22 and up stepped Garland to land his second penalty.

A series of aimless kicking followed and when a Quins power play drove them into the Vicarage corner, the Quins line out promised everything only to see a ‘not straight’ throw end the half with the Wizards in front 0-6.

From the restart another Quins power play surge took play up to the visitor’s line and the Wizards were unable to cope with the strength of Ed Siggery who crashed over for Aled Thomas to give the home the lead with the conversion. Play was not allowed to flow with a series of interruptions by the Referee and this frustrated both sets of supporters as well as the players and this led to a disappointing half hour that was ended with yet another mystery decision and yes you have guessed it, an Aberavon penalty. Garland was on target to re take the lead and ultimately the match points and a sad reflection on the man in the middle.

Dylan Morgan played his 100th League match for the Quins and he continues to be a danger when ever in possession, this mile stone is within the realms of both Aled Thomas and Lee Taylor who stand on 99 League matches.

 

The next match will be away to RGC1404 on March 2nd and with Round 3 of the Six Nations come along to the Club to view the games on our ‘big’ screens. France take on Scotland @ 1415 followed by the BIG MATCH Wales v England @ 1645. Happy hour prices and Snacks available

Q150 WINNERS

Here are your winners of the Q150 Club Draw

February 2019
£150 – No 107 – Mr KN Olausen
£100 – No 59 – Mr IR Williams
£75 – No 20 – Mr E Thomas
£50 – No 105 – Mr M Stevens
£25 – No 88 – Mr W Edwards

Winner of the 2 International Tickets Wales v Ireland – No34 – Mr NJ Stephens

JUST A LOSING BONUS POINT

Llanelli  18    Quins 12

On a wet and windy night, where it was a win at all costs for the home side, it was the inexperience of the young Quins side that led to the Llanelli outfit taking the vital league points. There was never more than a score in it for the whole match, and play was taken from end to end so both sets of supporters were kept interested throughout.

The opening quarter saw both sides use the ping pong tactic and kicks were exchanged to no real effect. One sides attacks were met with equally sound tackling by the other. Strangely the home side chose to go for the touch line rather than the points with three kickable penalties only to see the Quins defensive line out hold out, and it was midway through the half that saw the first score board action when Ioan Hughes slotted a 22 meter penalty.

After a series of attacks and counter attacks, the Quins won a line out 30 meters out and a powerful burst through two tackles gave Dylan Morgan to demonstrate once again how difficult he is so stop and he crossed near the posts, Aled Thomas converted. The Quins line out was beginning to creak and after losing their throw in near the half way, the home side took full advantage and  two quick passes saw captain Nathan Hart through to score a well taken try, Hughes missed the kick, giving the home side that single point lead and once again a dreaded Quins yellow card for Gethin Davies saw them suffer.

Both sides showed signs of quality play and made a mockery of the WRU’s opinion that the Premier does not match up to expectations, as the intensity of play was always displayed and a credit to both squads. The home side took full advantage once again of a failure to secure a Quins line out and Ioan Hughes was on hand to go over for an against the run of play score. He missed the conversion.

With just a score separating the sides, play was exciting, and chances were narrowly missed by both sides due to excellent defence. The Quins were camped on the  Llanelli line for the long periods but despite their control their lack of patience was to let them down, and several powerful surges were left unanswered. With the match near injury time the Quins power play led to then winning a ruck and quickly move the ball out right for Dale Ford to go over in the corner. Aled Thomas missed a match winning conversion by literally inches.

From the restart, the Quins pilled everything into attack and as so often happens they made a mistake at the lineout and switched off and Josh Weeds was quick to follow up and cross for a fortunate try. Hughes missed the conversion.

The Quins losing bonus point keeps them in 8th place and comparative safety and with Aberavon the next visitors to the Park next week the season has much to offer. With Kemsley Mathias, Jac Price with Wales Under Twenty squad and several players missing, the performance was encouraging for this young squad, and they are looking forward to next week’s visitors Aberavon at the Park

QUINS ON TOP IN ONLY PREMIERSHIP GAME

Quins  27  Bedwas 13

Due to the recent spate of bad weather, the Park was the only venue left in the Principality Premiership to survive. Having taken the honours away at Bedwas by just the one point, the Quins were keen to make it a double and a step nearer safety.

The Quins started on the front foot and moved the ball about at pace keeping their supporters on their toes on this bitterly cold afternoon. A 5th minute penalty gave Aled Thomas the chance to put the home side ahead and encouraged their players to keep the ball alive with attack being the watchword. After eleven minutes this approach backfired when an attempt to run the ball out of defence was intercepted giving wing Jordan Rees a clear run in under the posts, for Evan Lloyd to convert.

This just urged the Quins into keeping up their attacking style and Aled Thomas reduced the deficit with his second penalty midway through the half. The visitors were forced to pull out all the stops to defend desperately and after a patient build up, play was driven to near the  Bedwas line. A power drive after winning a line out was just stopped inches short and from another line out the Quins were determined not to be denied and their usual power play gave Shaun Jones the chance to touch down for Aled Thomas to regain the Quins lead.

Bedwas were quick to respond and this time it was the Quins defence who had to work overtime for next five minutes before the interval to keep their line intact. The visitors were rewarded for their efforts but missed two penalty attempts within minutes of each other but after 44 minutes  Evan Lloyd was on target to bring his side to within three points of the Quins total.

The Quins set piece and Line out were working well and gave the visitors little chance to threaten the Quins defence. From this line out control, the Quins were able to exploit a gap and after drawing the cover defence a well-timed pass to Gethin Davies saw him make the twenty meters to go over under the posts. Aled Thomas did the honours with the conversion.

Play was kept alive with some enterprising moves and credit to both defences the score line stayed quiet and with the eighty minutes nearly up the Bedwas skipper decided to take a pot a goal and gain a bonus point which was duly converted by Evan Lloyd.

The Quins response was immediate and after a powerful surge upfield from the restart, the reliable Dylan Morgans sliced through an overstretched defence to score a fine try. Aled Thomas conversion was the last touch of the match and the Quins took the league points and move up to 8th place and closer to survival.

The Quins will play five teams below them in the League in their remaining fixtures, so they have all to play for, but the bottom five Clubs face a tricky couple of months in their bid for a place in next seasons Premiership

 

The Quins travel  to Parc y Scarlets next Friday evening and take on Llanelli RFC who will be desperate to win in their bid to stay afloat, but the Quins will be all out to get revenge for the defeat at Home Kick off a Parc y Scarlets is at 7.15 pm.

Q150 WINNERS

Here are your winners of the Q150 Club Draw

January 2019
£150 – No 117 – Mrs WM Edwards
£100 – No 119 – Mr E Morris
£75 – No 36 – Mr P Clarke
£50 – No 73 – Mr N Roberts
£25 – No 109 – Mr BE Light

QUINS SEAL FIRST WIN OF 2019

Quins  39    Bargoed 17

 

Quins Head Coach Emyr Phillips made six changes from the narrow Cup defeat heralded a must win approach, and as in most matches both sides tried to settle early, but after just 3 minutes the Quins went ahead with an Aled Thomas penalty.

 

This was followed by a period of  both sides attempting to move the ball with defences getting the better of things. After 17 minutes a Quins attack was thwarted and the visitors were quick to counter with several players handling to put James Leadbeater away to cross for a well taken try, Josh Prosser added the extra points. The Quins were quick to react and after several dangerous attacks play was camped in the Bargoed 22,.From a line out, the Quins control sucked in the visitors defence and Steff Marshall had amble room and time to put in an accurate cross kick to the Vicarage corner for Aled Thomas to gather and go over for a text book try to retake the lead after 25 minutes. His conversion was just wide.

 

The visitors were pinned down in their own half and from a charge down the Quins were awarded a penalty for Aled Thomas to increase the Quins lead. Prosser managed a penalty to narrow the lead after 32 minutes.  The patience of the Quins control kept play in the Bargoed half and the action was moved from left then back to the right ,keeping the visitors defence on their toes, but such was the Quins possession that a score had to develop and sure enough after 39 minutes the overlap was found out right for Dale Ford to race over.Aled Thomas converted to end the half with the Quins  ahead 18-10

 

The Quins eight were getting the better of things and play was switched from side to side and the visitors defence were kept at full stretch. Steff Marshall was able to find the touch line with long probing efforts, keeping play in the Bargoed half and this gave Osian Knott the space he used well and he went over for try number three. Aled Thomas slotted the conversion. The home side were in full control and kept their supporters satisfied with penetrating runs and power plays.

 

From yet another team effort play was forced into the visitors 22 and the ever improving Lewys Millin was on the end of a charge to score the bonus point try for Aled Thomas to convert. The Quins were well on top and plenty of ball movement gave their backs the  action that pleased their supporters, which led to another skilful bout of play that gave Torin Myhill the room to dash over for try number five, Aled Thomas added the extra points taking his tally up to 19 points.

 

All credit must be given to Bargoed as their never say die attitude gave Josh Howells the chance to find a gap to cross for a well-deserved try for Rosser to convert. The final ten minutes saw both sides open play at all times and this was a fine example of the skill ,intensity and  spirit of the Premier Division.

 

Other Premier Matches highlighted the fine example of what the Division has to offer and develop and this must be stressed to the people who say otherwise. This victory increases the gap between the bottom five Clubs and with five fixtures against sides below them the Quins must feel well on target to survive.

 

Next Friday we travel to the capital to face an encounter with Cardiff RFC who in fine form.

 

Friday 18th January 2019 – KO – 8:00pm

QUINS FINAL SELECTION OF 2018

So the end of 2018 is nearly upon us and what a way to finish the year on a high with a local derby against our Regional opponents Llandovery RFC.

Here are your final 2018 #mightquins match day 23 selected to face Llandovery RFC live on S4C Y Clwb Rygbi.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy new year and best wishes for 2019

Carmarthen Quins RFC v Llandovery RFC

Friday 28th December 2018 – Kick Off 7:30pm

15 Aled Thomas

14 Dale Ford

13 Jack Price

12 Josh Batcup

11 Dylan Morgans

10 Steffan Marshall

9 Jonathan Evans

1 Steff Phillips

2 Torin Myhill

3 Javan Sebastian

4 Lee Taylor

5 Hayden Pugh ( c )

6 Shaun Jones

7 Ellis Lloyd

8 Lewys Millin

Replacements

16 Thomas Kaijacks

17 Thomas Ball

18 Connor Allen

19 Ed Siggery

20 Gethin Davies

21 Gareth Rees

22 Osian Knott

23 Curtis Ford

QUINS XMAS RAFFLE

CARMARTHEN QUINS RFC

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE WINNERS 2018

Prize No. Prize Number Winner
1st £50.00 315 JOHN MASELLA
2nd £20.00 327 ALISON WATKINS
3rd Bottle Speyside Whisky 328 SION THOMAS
4th Bottle Blossom Hill Sparkling Zinfandel 394 SION THOMAS
5th Bottle Los Condes Cabernet Sauvignon 306 JOHN THOMAS
6th Bottle Sparkling Shiraz 240 CHRIS CHAPS
7th Bottle Cordoniu Brut 3 KEITH BACH
8th Bottle Cava Gran 393 DAI LLOYD
9th Box Belgian Biscuits 361 DAI LLOYD
10th ¼ Bottle Famous Grouse Whisky 352 ROGER AYERS
11th Tin Roses Chocolates 5 S. POCKNELL
12th Bayliss & Harding Men’s Grooming Kit 94 BOB & SHARON
13th Bottle Rose Zinfandel 201 RICH (DOWN TO EARTH)
14th Visor Organiser 358 T.K. BOND
15th Bottle Faustini Spumante 325 ROB HOWELLS
16th Bottle Rose Wine 323 ALAN BOWEN
17th Bottle Rose Wine 337 DAI LLOYD
18th Bottle Blackcherry Wine 367 NATHAN LEWIS (DOWN TO EARTH)
19th Bottle Christkindl Gluhwein 2 KEITH BACH
20th Bottlegreen Sparkling Presse 354 T.K.BOND