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

By Sian Golden at Stebonheath Park for
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...

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...

100mph play, no stoppages and big hits promised for RL Welsh Derby

LLANELLI Online caught up with Jon Ellis (JE), left & Phil Carlton (PC) right, to see how preparations are going for this week’s Welsh Derby at Stebonheath Park, courtesy of the West Wales Raiders.

Here is what they had to say:

After having two weekends without a fixture how has it been for the players and yourselves?

JE- Frustrating is one word and frustrating is another,just looking forward to playing now and getting the team playing our structures week in and out....

Young Raiders are champs at Hull

West Wales Raiders under 15s travelled to Hull on Wednesday, (Apr 12) to participate in the prestigious 9s tournament.

After travelling for over 5 hours and going straight off the bus on to the pitch it took them the first half of their first group game against one of the strongest community sides East Hull to get in to the speed of things.

The second half saw the young raiders putting...

Raiders Set Stebo Alight

THE West Wales the Raiders welcomed Swansea University to Stebonheath for a friendly match on a blustery Sunday (Mar 5) afternoon.

The game began with Swansea University gaining a lot of possession of the ball. It took The Raiders a while to get a foothold on the game. When The Raiders finally had their first full set it finished with hooker Dafydd Phillips...

Raiders Team Up With Hull

Peter Tiffin writes for the West Wales Raiders. We will be featuring his article here each week.


AFTER a very productive week up with our partners at City of Hull Academy it didn’t take long for the staff from Hull to contact us at the Raiders regarding future dates for both to work together. The first set of dates that were discussed and organised were for the two junior raiders players to return for a full...

Raider’s Partner Swansea Uni

Peter Tiffin writes for the West Wales Raiders. We will be featuring his article here each week.

After a trial first year the partnership between Swansea University & West Wales Raiders RL has now been officially put in place. The Raiders over the past six months have stepped in and helped with both on and off field...