Burry Port Ladies RFC too much for Bonymaen

ON Sunday the 22nd April, the Burry Port Lady Blacks welcomed league rivals Bonymaen to the memorial park knowing that nothing less than a bonus point victory, while stopping Bony from gathering any points would do in their hunt for the WRU Ladies Division 1 B championship.

After some early rainfall the clouds disappeared and the sun shone through, which allowed for a very skillful, exciting game of rugby. Early in the first half, the Lady Blacks retained possession of the ball well...

Lampeter wilt in the heat as Burry Port RFC turn on the afterburners

Burry Port RFC are on fire. Metaphorically speaking of course.

The club whose ground is a frisby throw away from the coast benefit from the sea air full of iodine. The local butcher's shop may also be responsible for beefing out some of the lads to gigantuan proportions and you know what they say about cockles and laverbread and lead in pencils and hairs on chests.

Oof, its getting hotter in here as we try to express just how good the men in black are this season. A quick look back...

Scarlets army head to Dublin

THE sun was shining down on Parc Y Scarlets this morning as hundreds of Scarlets fans set off to Dublin ahead of tomorrow's European semi-final showdown with Leinster at the Aviva Stadium.

It is the first time the Welsh region have reached the semi-finals of Europe since 2007 when they faced Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

Wayne Pivac's side have been in impressive form over the last couple of seasons, winning the Pro12 title last season and now in the top 4 of club rugby's...

Scarlets suffer defeat in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH scored six tries to register an impressive 52 - 14 victory over the Scarlets at Murrayfield.

Scarlets had made 13 changes to the side that defeated Glasgow Warriors the previous week with a number of starters rested for the European semi-final next Saturday (April 22).

Duhan van der Merwe scored two tries for Edinburgh bringing them closer towards qualifying for the Pro14 quarter-finals.

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Cefneithin dominate Pontyates to win local derby

THE men from Cefneithin looked determined and ready for anything even as they arrived in the car park of Pontyates RFC on Saturday (Apr 14).

If this was a local derby, it was as their coach told them also the Cup Final. Even their warmup had purpose and strength.

Speaking before the kick off Chairman of Pontyates RFC Geraint Rosser said: "We have a history and it is always a very hard game. During the game we are not very friendly. In all fairness they are the best side we have played...

Burry Port edge Betws in great rugby spectacle

Burry Port ran out winners in their clash with Betws RFC on Saturday (Apr 14)

Although Burry Port dominated play for most of the first half of the game, the visitors Betws put on a fine display of rugby themselves.

Betws managed to come back into the game and provide entertainment by way of two tries and two conversions in the second half.

It was the mighty Burry Port men in black though who took the plaudits and added yet another win to their very impressive season of rugby in...

No ambulance available for Pontyates RFC’s Captain with broken leg

It was a wonderful day for rugby today, Saturday (Apr 14). A beautiful spring day brought out a reasonably large crowd at Pontyates RFC's ground in the centre of the village.

Speaking before the game the home team's captain Jamie Cooper said he was looking forward to a great game. The club is struggling as most clubs are in attracting players. Financially it is difficult too as the club chairman pointed out. "We have to...

Patchell double sees Scarlets defeat Glasgow

RHYS Patchell scored two tries to help Scarlets to a 26 - 8 victory over Glasgow Warriors at Parc Y Scarlets.

Gareth Davies also crossed for the home side in what was an impressive display from the reigning league champions.

It took until the 28th minute for the opening score, with Patchell cutting through the Glasgow defence to cross for his first of the evening. Leigh Halfpenny missed the conversion.

Halfpenny kicked a penalty to give his side an 8 - 0 lead at the break.

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A day to remember as Scarlets soar into semi-final of Europe

SCARLETS have made the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup for the first time since 2007 after defeating La Rochelle 29-17 at a bouncing Parc Y Scarlets.

In front of a record sold-out crowd of almost 15,500, Scarlets became the first Welsh region in six years to reach the last four of Europe.

The result means the Scarlets will either face reigning champions Saracens in Coventry or travel to Dublin to face Leinster.

Wayne Pivac's side, backed by a superb home atmosphere, topped...

Parc Y Scarlets gearing up for it’s ‘biggest ever game’

IT has been 11 years since the Scarlets played the then defending champions Munster in the Quarter final of Europe.

That match, which ended 24-15 in favour of the Welsh side took place at Stradey Park in Llanelli. They went on to face Leicester Tigers at Welford Road in the semi-final, succumbing to a 33-17 defeat.

Skip forward over a decade and the Scarlets have finally secured a knock out spot in club rugby's greatest competition.

It wasn't an easy ride, after losing their...