Raiders continue to battle despite defeat to Newcastle

THE West Wales Raiders continue to fight after falling to a 20 - 82 defeat against Newcastle Thunder at Stebonheath Park on Sunday (June 3).

It was a positive start to the game for the Raiders, going 10 points ahead in the early stages. However the Thunder took control soon afterwards to rack up the one-sided victory.

Lewis Young scored a hat-trick for the visitors, who are placed 9th in the Betfred League 1 table, whilst the Raiders sit at the bottom having yet to win a game from...

Wigan Warriors partner West Wales Raiders

WIGAN Warriors have agreed a partnership with West Wales Raiders that will see an enhanced pathway opportunity for players created, with the renowned hotbed of rugby in South Wales being the catalyst for the venture.

The project will see Wigan Warriors run a series of development camps, talent camps, coach education and school work that ensures the work is sustainable and starts a legacy.

The connects will support the players through greater exposure to the sport, playing opportunities...

Oldham too strong for Raiders

IT was a one-sided display of rugby league at Stebonheath Park on Saturday (May 19) if you were supporting the West Wales Raider as Oldham eased past the West Wales Raiders 74 - 0.

Backed by a lot of vocal away support, Oldham out-performed the home side in every department to record the dominant victory.

For the young Raiders side, they are yet to pick up a victory this season and remain bottom of the Betfred League 1 table.

Oldham took full advantage of the great...

Defeat to Doncaster but Raiders prove they’re not done

THE West Wales Raiders came out fighting against an in form Doncaster side today, Sunday (May 13) at Stebonheath Park. The world's media may have had their fill of mockery and mirth following two huge defeats for the Raiders but anyone spectating at Stebonheath today would have to acknowledge that this is a team with passion, heart and guts.

They may have been defeated again by 70 points to 18 but the new kids on the block really did put on a great show of determined play...

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...