Boxing Day - Narberth 2nds narrowly beat Dicky Parry XV

Narberth RFC 2nds

Boxing Day rugby:

Narberth 2nds 25 - Dicky Parry XV 20

There was some entertaining Boxing Day rugby at Narberth yesterday and all for a very important cause.

The Otters fielded a second team squad and enjoyed a narrow win over a Dicky Parry XV.

Dicky, a well known figure in local rugby and a popular owner of the garage in Robeston Wathen, died in March 2016, aged 62, after suffering with Motor Neuron Disease (MND).

The idea for the game came from Narberth 2nds manager Bill Ridge, who explained "Dicky had links with this club and when I was watching Doddie Weir receive his BBC Award last month I wanted us to play this fixture," he said.

"Dicky had links with this club and then all rugby players know Doddie Weir so it was an obvious cause. On the gate alone today we've taken nearly £1500 to go to the My Name's Doddie Foundation."

The foundation uses funds to help research into the disease.

And there were some familiar faces to help the cause with former Welsh international Ian Gough appearing for the visitors, who were coached by Martin Lewis and Richard 'Stag' Jones, with Marve Davies serving as team manager.

Rob Simons and Morgan Lewis coached The Otters.

And they saw their side register a 25-20 win, with flanker Lewis Thompson scoring two tries, with further scores coming from No 10 Shane Rossiter, and wingers Berwyn Warlow and Will Ridge.

For the Dicky Parry XV, who also had former Narberth scrum half Chris Macdonald in their line up, tries came from Vince Morse, Owain Jenkins, Paul 'Hogg' Bevan and Anthony Griffiths.

Referee: Chris Oliver.

Dicky Parry XV