2024 Junior Rugby Finals Day - U12s to U16s

Pembrokeshire & District Junior Rugby Association

2024 Junior Finals Day - Part 2 - U12s to U16s


Cracking exhibitions of rugby in the senior half of a wonderful day’s junior rugby  by Bill Carne

Kenny DaviesYesterday we produced our very own unique coverage of the special Pembrokeshire and District Junior Rugby Association Finals as we covered the age groups from under 7 to under 11 – and today we are the only sporting outlet to be there all day, mingling with the players, coaches, families and supporters and on an occasion to be remembered by all.
Gordon Thomas and I would like to acknowledge the magnificent support we received from every club involved, our own very special sponsors, Sheena, Maggs and staff at Narberth RFC, and the volunteers who helped to ensure the smooth running of a very long day, plus printer Clive James for the superb quality of a programme packed with good reading.
Special mention finally to Kenny Davies and his loyal volunteers at the junior committee group. As usual it has been a long season for Mr Davies but now he can return to his beloved bees and recharge his batteries in readiness for another season – so well done Kenny and Co!

Pembroke U12s


Under 12s – Pembroke v Tenby United
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Referee: Ed Howells


Pembroke 31 Tenby United 21

The under 12s final between Pembroke and Haverfordwest was rightly regarded as one of the best of the day as there was plenty of action, high skill levels and real commitment from both camps before The Young Scarlets ran out winners by 10 points.
The development of our talented young players was very much in evidence in this match because play was intense and played at pace, with total commitment from the Young Seasiders and Scarlets, with play switching from end to end and a pleasing feature being the way that the forwards interpassing with their colleagues behind them.
Logan Lewis was adjudged man of the match for his dynamic display that saw him score his team’s first and last try, from almost the length of the pitch, with others coming from Cassius Smith, skipper Tyler Ayers and Dylan Elliott as Jamie Cook, Rhys White, Dexter Brown and the whole Pembroke pack played significant roles and they also had three conversions to round off a successful day.
The Young Seasiders played very positive rugby and grabbed three tries; two from Iestyn Cole and the other by Rhys Broadhurst, all three converted by Bobby Field-Thomas (2) and Ethan Brace – with Jevan Guymer, Connor Williams, Dylan Drewett and Max Davies catching the eye in an excellent squad display.
Both teams had wonderful support and there was noise aplenty around the various attacking moves from both camps and the game was empathetically reffed by Ben James.
?Jacob White, Harry Scourfield, Cassius Smith, Dexter Brown, Dylan Elliott, Jamie Cook, Aaron James, Rhys White, Lewis Heath, Jack Mears, Cody Culshaw, Tyler Ayres (C), Logan Lewis, Thomas Russell, Tristan Williams, Jaxon Aitchison, Harvey Inker, Jacob Williams, Tiger Jenkins, Bradley Manning, Harvey Tindale, Frankie Mcilwain.
Coaches: Patrick Russell & James White
Tenby United:
1. Jack Mitchell, 2. Jevan Guymer, 3. Iwan Wright, 4. Dylan Drewett, 5. Walter Evans, 6 Iestyn Cole, 7 Rupert James, 8. Rhys Broadhurst, 9. Max Davies, 10. Bobby Field-Thomas
11. Cody Glanville, 12. Ben Thomas-Lear, 13. Leo Werner, 14. Connor Williams
15. Ethan Brace, 16. Idris Thornton, 17. Yori Crichton, 18. Craig Roberts, 19. Tyler Lewis, 20. Theo Morgan.
Coaches: Nick Drewett, Ben Field-Thomas, Jason Cole, Phil Davies, Dan Foster.
Team Manager / First Aid: Amy Drewett.

Tenby United U12s

Haverfordwest U13s


Under 13s       KO 1pm
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Referee: Gary Wilkes


Aberystwyth 0 Haverfordwest 42

Haverfordwest continued their hugely successful afternoon as their talented under 13s team outplayed battling opponents from Aberystwyth  as they ran in eight tries whilst defending really well to prevent a useful Aber side from scoring.
Leading the way for The Blues was the influential Kai Carr, who ran in five tries as he used his pace and power to good effect - winning the man of the match as his reward.
The Young Blues also had other tries by the pacy Ioan Daley, Corey Jones and James Sanders (a length of the field effort) - and just one conversion from Harley Olds as most of the scores came wide out.
Other useful performances for Haverfordwest came from flanker Carwyn Llewhellin, skipper and centre Will Corby and prop Adam Morris, who carried the ball well and put in some big tackles as a bonus – but this was undoubtedly a team performance as the pack were adept ball winners in the set-pieces and also on the ground.- and the backs ran the ball at every opportunity so that even the hard work of Tomos Evans, Ioan Howells, Owain Lloyd, and Ifan Lewis amongst others saw them unable to grab a point against a rock-solid Blues’ defence – but not for the want of trying and they could travel home with their heads held high because they gave 100% commitment to the club cause!
?1. Tomos Evans 2. Ifan Edwards 3. Owain Lloyd 4.Idris Gwynne 5.Noah Keith 6.Twm James 7. Gari Raggett 8. Milo Suggett 9. Llew Hicks 10. Ioan Howells 11. Ifan Lewis 12. Gwern Wigley 13. Dewi Bretland 14. Cai Davies 15. Elis Crowley 16. Steffan Evans 17. Teifi Lewis 18. Siencyn Davies 19. Dylan Howells 20. James Donnelly 21. Seth Hopewell 22. Tomos Hopkins 23. Welan Harding 24. Dewi Hughes 25. Ceulan Mason 26. Jac Woodland 27. Alfie Miles 28. Ollie Byrne
Coaches: Llywelyn Evans; Nigel Howells; Alun Lloyd ; Nia Lewis.
?Kai Carr, Thomas Clewer, Hayden Codd, Josh Collins, Will Corby, Ioan Daly, Theo Davies, Caden Evans-Robertson, Callen Gibbs, Bobby Hopkins, Logan Hughes, Leo Jackson, Oskar John, Corey Jones, Carwyn Llewhellin, Adam Morris, Oliver Lowe, Zack O’Connor-Young, Harley Olds, Ollie Robinson, James Sanders, Dexter Thomas, Harvey Squelch, Oli Thomas, Neo Gillane-Heywood, Lucas Hull, Dylan Keen, Dylan Whitby.
Coaches: Jon Llewhellin, Dai Owen, Dan Davies, Jack Evans, Matt Lowe.
Team Manager: Rachel Hughes.
First Aider: Rory Robinson.

Aberystwyth U13s


Haverfordwest U14s


Under 14s           KO 2.15pm
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Referee: Carwyn Evans


Aberystwyth 10 Haverfordwest 17

This match between two very good teams for this age group was arguably the closest all afternoon before Haverfordwest ran out winners by 17-10 but the result was in doubt until the final whistle from referee Carwyn Evans, whose part in the game helped keep the game flowing whilst losing none of its competitive edge as it was action-packed in front of a vociferous crowd which clearly appreciated the efforts of such talented young players.  
In the final analysis the Young Blues had the outstanding performer in scrum half Jake John as he controlled play with the authority of someone much older but it was an all-round effort that saw them home after they had opened their account when a good attacking kick gave them the platform to attack near the clubhouse corner which ended when George Dewstowe ploughed over near the posts as reward for his powerful play in the back row, with scrum half John adding the simple extras. 
But Aber responded before the break as good play up front and some adept handling saw winger Iolo Evan round things off in the corner but the difficult conversion went wide so they trailed 5-7 at the interval. 
Haverfordwest were next to score as a sustained forward pressure involving Charlie Carter, Troy Brazell, Malaka John and Luv Evans, amongst so many others, saw them launch a telling attack near the clubhouse corner and after several drives it was Bobby Parr who touched down near the posts for Jake John to add the extra points.
Scrum half John went very close to a try himself as he spotted a gap in his own 22 and sped up the top touchline before kicking ahead but a desperate last-ditch tackle denied him a try – but he soon added a penalty to give his team a 12-point cushion.
Aber deserve every credit, however, for refusing to surrender and they added a second try from centre James Powell and they spent time late on in search of a converted try that would have tied things up – but Haverfordwest’s defence was sound and skipper Ayden Davies collected to trophy to give them their fourth success in an action-packed day.
Lewis Ashton, Jak Beddows, Brishan Cardwell-Bowers, Joseph Dowling, Ioan Edwards, Tyler Erasmus, Iago Evans, Shane Evans, Thomas Grover,  Austin Healy, Alfie Herbert, Elis Hockenhull, Iolo Ifan, Iolo James (Capt), Hedd Jenkins, Daniel Jones, Llion Jones, Nathan Jones, Rileigh Jones, Osian Merry, Gruff Morgan, William Morris, Wren Murton, James Powell, Alistair West, Dafi Williams.
Coaches:  Andy Merry, Will Lerigo, Gruff Jones.
?25. Charlie Carter 2. Troy Brazell 29. Bobby Parr 15.Tyler John 13.Luc Evans
4. Ayden Davies (C) 19. Teifion Davies 1. Malakai John 20. Jake John. 5. Lucas Albery
21. Connor Symmonds 16. Ollie Montgomery 17. Robbie Stirling.31 Milo Dempster-Thomas 8. George Dewstowe 3. Ryan Davies 10. Rhys Thomas 6. Ruan Prinsloo-Thomas
11. Brandon Dewstowe 18. Gethin Morgans.
Coaches: Richard Brazell, Christopher Williams, Nathan John.
Team manager: Hannah Albery.


Aberystwyth U14s


Tenby United U15s


Under 15s     KO 3.30pm
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Referee: Martyn Rudd


Under 15s: Aberystwyth 12 Tenby United 20

Tenby United’s good day continued as their talented under 15s fended off a strong change from their counterparts in Aberystwyth to claim another trophy for The Seasiders on the day to delight long-time coaches Mike Evans and Mike ‘Penfold’ Lewis.
Matches between these talented young teams have traditionally been close and this one was no exception as the teams were locked at 7-all at half time but with chances missed at both ends through over-eagerness or the taking of wrong options with Austin Sandford crossing for Aber, converted by Trystan Lewis, and Tenby responding with a try from back rower Spence Odley as reward for his excellent foraging up front alongside hooker Ethan Lewis, Eli Owen, Rhys Barnes and Morgan Jones.
Tenby pulled ahead after the interval as winger George McDonald rounded off some quick hands and although Madoc Evans missed the difficult conversion, he soon made amends with a well-struck penalty.
Aber’s second score came from Owain Llyr Hywel but The Seasiders defended well when they had to and added their third try when second row Will Diment ploughed through to set the seal on a narrow, but deserved victory for Tenby, who had skipper Oliver Tucker leading by example and No 10 Madoc Evans receiving the man of the match for his all-round control of play and knowing when to keep the pressure on up front or release his pacy back division.
?Siriol Jones, Noa Cheggaf, Morus Raggett, Jacob Robson-Saunders, Tomos Jones, Iestyn Carr, Alfie Davies, Ewan Jones, Gwion Pugh, Austin Sandford, Keir Creasey, Noa Jones, Trystan Lewis, Owain Llyr Hywel, Finn Saycell, Josh Cann, Macsen Evans, Steffan Mleczek, Mina Megllay, Joe Wood, Dafydd Bennett, Hari Griffiths, Henry Meredith.
Coaches: Chris Jones, Mel Jones, Dorian Pugh.
Tenby United:
Oliver Tucker (C), Ethan Lewis (VC), Madoc Evans (VC), James Anderson, Rhys Barnes, Jamie Cogger, Morgan Jones, Kewin Lepucki, William Day, Bennett Diment William Diment, Spencer Odley, Eli Owen, Bradley Williams, Jack Henson, Tyler James, Tyler Lewis, George McDonald, Oliver Arthur, Ethan Wright, Alex Rigby-Stock, Carter Heywood  Coaches: Mike Lewis and Mike Evans.
Manager: Shelley Lewis.

Aberystwyth U15s


Tenby United U16s


Under 16s   KO  4.45pm
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Referee: Tom Carew


Aberystwyth 24 Tenby United 29

In the final match of a wonderful day’s junior rugby, where all the skills of the game were shown, none produced a higher quality that the under 16s of Aberystwyth and Tenby United, who played some great stuff, kept their heads when things went against them and ultimately sealed home as their reward in a match well reffed by Tom Carew.
Aber actually outscored Tenby by four tries to two but in the final analysis conceded five kickable penalties and paid the price as referee Carew adopted his no-nonsense approach and The Seasiders’ ace kicker Alfie Prior landed all five, as well adding two conversions, giving him a points haul of 19 points.
For Aber there was some excellent play from a pacy back division that looked good with ball in hand and a pack which claimed all four tries via hooker Hari Turnpenny, second row Michael Whistance, flanker Henry Mitchell and No 8 Deri Gwynne, two of them converted by Steffan Jones.
For The Young Seasiders, scrum half Alfie Luger crossed for a try alongside one from skipper and No 8 Jayden Allen, who was awarded the man of the match trophy for his massive contribution. Rhys Parker, Owen Grieve, Jack Webb and Rocco Hernandez caught the eye but this was a victory for the entire squad as they claimed a deserved qin over quality opposition.

1. Gethin Davies 2. Hari Turnpenny 3. Jayden Erasmus 4. Michael Whistance 5. Tristan Robinson 6.       Henry Michell 7. Tomos James 8. Deri Gwynne 9. Toby Wilcockson 10. Ifan Morris (C) 11. Carter Norris 12. Steffan Jones 13. Llyr Morris 14. Will Constantine 15. Steffan Gillies 16.  Gavin Pugh 17. Cynan James-Morris 18. Josh Cooper 19. Tomos Afan 20. Dominic Gasior
Coaches: Wyn Morris. Eifion Robinson. David Wilcockson. Dylan Evans.
Tenby United:
1. Gethin Bowden 2. Jack Webb 3. Lewis Rossiter 4. Rocco Hernandez 5. Joseph Byrne
6. Finley Brown 7. Owen Grieve (VC ) 8. Jayden Allen (C) 9. Alfie Luger 10. Louie Treadaway-Williams 11. Connor Davies 12. Kiaran Sine 13. Alfie Pryor 14. Callum Cogger 15. Rhys Parker 16. Ryan Morris 17. Torin Chapman.
Coaches: Dan Allen and Paul Luger.
Manager/First Aid: Katie Parker.

Aberystwyth U16s