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...

Councillors blame rise in fees for Burry Port Boxing Club closure

A boxing club in Burry Port, which has also had autistic children using the facilities is set to close.

The closure has ignited yet another argument within the ranks of the Town Council, which has been at odds over a number of issues for some time.

Some members of the  Labour Group within the council argue that a non democratic structure has been established and that they have lost any ability to represent their constituents and influence the decision making process as they are...

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.

Peter...

122 strong at Coast Parkrun #69

122 runners took part in the Llanelli Coast park run number 69 this morning, Saturday (April 7).

First of the male to complete the run was Andrew How from Hendre Lake running club with a time of 17 minutes and 30 seconds.

First of the female to finish was Sally Minchella in a time of 21 minutes and 59 seconds.
A number of the racers covered several time milestones.
Photo credit © Dai...

Match Report: West Wales Raiders 6 – 54 North Wales Crusaders

By Sian Golden at Stebonheath Park for www.totalrl.com
NORTH Wales Crusaders put in a clinical second half performance to win 54-6 against an inexperienced West Wales Raiders side.
Dale Bloomfield leapt on a Ste Roper grubber kick to give North Wales an eighth minute lead, Tommy Johnson with a rare conversion miss.
Seven minutes later, the lead was doubled. A mistake by West Wales on...

Baton Twirlers do Wales proud at World Championships

Four Carmarthenshire based 'baton twirlers' have returned from Lillehammer in Norway after representing Wales in the 2018 World Championships.

The National Baton Twirling Association of Wales was formed earlier this year in order to address a lack of representation at international events and competitions. It's objectives are to further the development of Baton Twirling as a Sport throughout Wales, to increase participation in the sport around Wales and to ensure that Wales is...

Two in one week for The Reds

LLANELLI Town AFC (The Reds) are preparing for two games in one week having come off the back of a big win over their main title rivals Haverfordwest. That game was played in front of  one of the season's largest crowds.

The first of the two games will be against Cwmamman United (away) on Wednesday 4th of April. Cwmamman United are struggling in the league and will be pulling out all the stops to try and avoid relegation. it promises to be a cracking game of football.

On Saturday...

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...

West Wales Raiders optimistic about future for rugby league in West Wales

THE Big Welsh Derby at Stebonheath ended in defeat for the West Wales Raiders. It was a great spectacle to watch as the North Wales Crusaders put on a great attacking display of rugby league.

Head Coach John Ellis was not despondent. He said that these were the beginnings of forming a great side in the town and that it was early days for a sport, which is relatively new to the area.

He praised his young fledgling players for their efforts and he was optimistic about the future of the...