Youth Rugby Round-Up - 21st October 2023

Pembroke power to ‘maximum’ win over struggling Narberth


Pembroke Youth 50 - Narberth Youth 0


Pembroke maintained their powerful performances at the top of the table as they claimed their sixth win of their league season against a Narberth side that struggled to cope with the Young Otters’ power up front and pace behind leaving the visitors experiencing their fifth defeat alongside one victory.

It was also their third victory on the trot that came with less than one half played because under the rules of the competition the game has to end once a team is 50 points ahead - and Narberth were understandably dejected afterwards but, as coach Jason Jennings says,

“It is a matter of the body’s learning from this tough experience and aiming to work hard in training and really getting stuck in during our forthcoming friendly with Kidwelly and Welsh Cup tie against Rhydfelin, near Pontypridd.”

The Young Scarlets’ tries were scored by centre Kodi Bratcher (2), outstanding No 8 Zac Shaw (2),  hooker Danny Davies, winger Leighton Eaton, winger TJ Jones and No 10 Bowen Clarke, who also slotted five conversions to help take his team to the half century mark.

Pembroke coach Phil Greenwood told

“Of course we are pleased to have a 100% record after six games and it might be some consolation for Jason and his team that we had a few heavy losses last season and put those bad experiences to good effect since then.

“We are making sure that our squad is in no way complacent and we face some tough tussles against the likes of Aberystwyth in the near future - and that is when our skill levels and commitment will be put to the test!”

Llangwm Youth on the charge


Crymych win well as The Wasps push them hard


Crymych 29 - Llangwm 21


There was plenty of action in this match between Crymych and Llangwm before the home side ran out winners as they outscored their opponents by four tries to three in a match where both teams deserve every credit for trying to run the ball at all times

Isaac Davies led the way for Crymych with two tries alongside others from Iori Curtis and Rio Phillips, who also slotted a conversion and a penalty. Isaac Davies and Mason Cooke rounded off their scoring with a conversion each to give them a bonus-point victory, their first after three losses on the trot.

The Young Wasps had Alfie Kehoe as man of the match for his terrific tackling and good performances by Sonny Zipperlen and Joe Johns, who played well in new positions for them. They were awarded a penalty and other tries came from Kieran Sinclair and Charlie Kelly, who also added two conversions as they played with real spirit and only just missed out on their first bonus point from four successive defeats.

Good tackling by Llangwm


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Pembroke Youth claim second 50-pointer in as many matches


Pembroke Youth 54 - Llangwm Youth 0



Pembroke Youth ran in eight tries without response against a gritty Llangwm Youth who found it hard going against such strong opposition and the game had to be halted when the Young Scarlets quickly reached the 50-point mark.

Toby Pratt, centre Kodi Bratcher and winger TJ Jones, with two tries apiece, and others from Theo Slayney and Zac Shaw rounded off the try count, with outside half Bowen Clarke notching seven conversions.