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MINI RUGBY REPORTS 2010-11
17th April - Anglo/Welsh Tourn. (H) Wrexham Rugby Clubs under 12`s came out as their age group Champions at the prestigious Anglo-Welsh Tournament held at Wrexham Rugby Club. They kept a clean sheet in all their six matches. The first game was a tense scoreless draw 0-0 against Nant Conwy. The second game against Denbigh saw Wrexham win 5-0 with Rhys Thomas the scorer. Next up was unbeaten Bangor but tries from Blake Turner and Thomas with a conversion from Ethan-Rhys Williams saw Wrexham win 12-0. Next was Ruthin but tries from Eddie Partyka and Thomas saw Wrexham win 10-0. In the semi final Wrexham again faced tough Ruthin but tries from Turner and Thomas saw a Wrexham win 10-0 taking then into the final. Here they met Nant Conwy but with Wrexham now thoroughly in their stride Capt Cameron Allen saw his team clinch the Championship with tries from Thomas (3), Turner and Nathan Prothero and with conversions from Williams, Wrexham won 31-0 to end a terrific team days performance.
20th March - Telford (A)
Wrexham under 12`s hosted Mold and Cobra in two hard fought contests. Mold were first up and both sides played with width bringing in their backs to give the game some real pace. Intelligent play allowed the boys to establish good possession converting this into points. Capt Cameron Allen saw tries from Rhys Thomas (2 and Man of the Match), Blake Turner and Eddie Partyka with Ethan-Rhys Williams impeccable on conversion duty.
20th February - Ruthin (H)
This turned out to be one of our performances of the season so far. Ruthin fielded a very strong team who showed a great deal of strength and skill in their approach to the game. Cameron Allen (Capt) opened the scoring with a darting run from 30 yards catching everyone by suprise. The try - from a very difficult angle, was not converted. Ruthin came back with a try and then moved to 2 tries to 1, the Wrexham boys dug deep and began to play a more expansive game using the forwards and backs to find the space. With 1 minute to go a crashing tackle from Cameron saw the ball spilled, a quick pick up and fast hands from the backs saw Rhys Tal sprint half the length of the pitch to score and put the score to 17 - 17. Alfie Mathias - Man of the Match converted a high pressure kick to win the game as the referee sounded the full time whistle. Some tremendous performances from out of position players, Alfie, Rhys Robinson, Will Lloyd. Blake, Nathan, Cameron and Rhys Tal ( two tries) applied endless pressure on the opposing ball carrier and with ball in hand with Rhys Tal unstoppable. Some of the boys had to play on through the pain barrier as we were down to 15 to start and 13 players at some points in the game so Well Done to all the team for great effort.
6th February - Whitchurch (H)
Wrexham under 12s at home to Whitchurch played to their potential with a fine team display. Whitchurch had some strong runners and fine tacklers. The Wrexham forwards did well in the line out and scrum adapting their tactics to suit the conditions - good performances from Alfie Matthias, Blake Turner and Josh Hallam. The backs ran the ball and tackled well. Capt Cameron Allen saw tries from Rhys Thomas (2), Alfie Matthias (2), Josh Hallam and Nathan Prothero, before adding one himself. Ethan-Rhys Williams on conversion duty and was Man of the Match for some intelligent kicking and tackling, final score Wrexham 52 - 0 win
23rd January - Pwllheli (H)
Wrexham under 12`s played at home to an excellent Pwllheli team in a game that could have gone either way. Wrexham scored within 30 seconds and caught the visitors cold, in the first half Wrexham had scored all their 24 points. At the start of the second half Pwllheli came out all guns blazing and their classy number 10 set off repeated attacks with the visitors scoring 12 unanswered points. With the visitors tails up and piling on the pressure. Wrexham woke up and found their first half form playing the final quarter in the right part of the pitch. Capt Cameron Allen saw Morgan Wyman win Man of the Match for his tackling and work in the ruck. With tries from Rhys Thomas (2), Nathan Prothero and Blake Turner Wrexham won 24-12 with Ethan-Rhys Williams on conversion duty.
16th January - Whitchurch (A)
Wrexham under 12`s adapted well to the English rules in two tense encounters away from home. The first encounter to home team Whitchurch was an excellent advert for the game with the home team’s strong skilful runners meeting some determined tackling. Capt Cameron Allen saw tries from Alfie Matthias (Man of the Match), Rhys Thomas and Blake Turner earn a 21-0 win with Ethan-Rhys Williams on conversion duty. The second game to fellow travellers Crewe and Nantwich was a cracking game with both teams attacking and defending well. Crewe and Nantwich threatened throughout but a try from Thomas converted by Williams saw the boys win by 7-0. Nathan Prothero was Man of the Match for some excellent tackling one of which was a match winning effort.
9th January - Oswestry (A)
Oswestry did a big favour by hosting Wrexhams under 12`s at very short notice following the cancellation by Llandudno of
the planned match. Wrexham took the game to Oswestry from the start but stout Oswestry defence was a credit to them with some big hits on Wrexhams runners. Capt Cameron Allen saw Rhys Thomas run in four trys , Blake Turner add a further two before scoring a fine individual try himself in the closing moments. Ryan Taylor won Man of the Match for some very good run and positional play as full back with Ethan-Rhys Williams successful on all conversions, final score 49-0.
21st Nov. - Rhyl (A)
Wrexham under 12`s playing away to Rhyl pulled out the stops to win 50-0 in a game that Rhyl never gave up on battling throughout. Capt Cameron Allen saw tries from Rhys Thomas (3) Blake Turner, Nathan Prothero, Ethan-Rhys Williams, Eddie Partyka (2) and Ryan Taylor.
Williams on kicking duty and Josh Hallam Man of the Match for an excellent game as hooker
7th November - Ruthin & Rhyl
Wrexham Under 12`s played two games at home. Capt Cameron Allen saw his team lose out 19-12 to an excellent Ruthin team with missed tackles costing Wrexham dear. Tries from Blake Turner and Ethan- Rhys Williams. The second game saw Wrexham win 43-0 against Rhyl, tries from Rhys Thomas (4) and Man of the Matches, Oliver Wright-Powell, Ryan Taylor and Ethan-Rhys Williams who took conversions in both games
24th October - Ellesmere Port
Playing away at Ellesmere Port, Wrexham contributed to an excellent game of rugby. Wrexham adapted well to the English pathway but were soon 14-0 down. They then picked up the pace and leveled the score 14 a piece.
The Ellesmere Port scrum was excellent and gave them good possession to set off their well drilled back line. The Wrexham backs played really well and scrum half and Captain Cameron Allen was at his aggressive best. Fly half Ethan-Rhys Williams played intelligent rugby and flew into the Ellesmere Port attackers. No 8 Blake Turner was outstanding in the forwards putting in a lot of hard work and two tries to boot -deservedly winning Man of the Match.
In end to end play the game finished with a 42-35 win for the home team. Wrexhams try scorers -Turner (2), Nathan Prothero, Eddie Partyka, and Williams who also kicked all conversions.
10th October - Mold
Wrexham under 12`s visited Mold and put in cracking team performance. Final score Wrexham 75 Mold 5.With such a team performance its hard to single out individual players with backs and forwards contributing to the score-line. Capt Cameron Allen saw tries come from Rhys Thomas (2), Alfie Matthias (2 and Man of the Match), Rhys Pomeroy, Allen, Blake Turner, Morgan Wyman, Nathan Prothero, Eddie Partyka and Ethan-Rhys Williams who was also on conversion duty. The Mold team battled throughout, never gave up and made Wrexham work hard for the win.
19th Sept. - Llanidloes Tournament
Wrexham`s under 12`s season got off to an encouraging start at the Llanidloes tournament. A 14-0 win over Mold - tries from Rhys Thomas and Oliver Wright-Powell Wreham then played the tournament hosts, Llanidloes but tries from Thomas (3), Blake Turner (2) and Alfie Matthias earned the team a win 40-0. The u12's then went on to meet Cobra with tries from Turner and Thomas (2) giving Wrexham a 19-0 win. Finally the boys faced unbeaten Gwernyfed and in an end to end game Wrexham lost 14-0. Cameron Allen was Capt for the day and Ethan-Rhys Williams kicked the conversions.
7th May- -Llandudno T
Wrexham under 11's played in and won the Llandudno (Welly) tournament
1st game Wxm v Caernarfon
Wrexham got off to a very slow start going 2 tries down but coming back late on.
Final score Wxm 20 - Caernarfon 10
2nd game Wxm v Colwyn Bay
Wrexham still not at their best could only draw this one.
Final score Wxm 10 - Colwyn Bay 10
3rd game Wxm v Bowden A
Wrexham stepped up a gear for this one
final score Wxm 5 - Bowden A 0
Semi final Wxm v Rhyl
Wrexham played well in this game scoring 3 tries in the first half and 1 more in the second
Final score Wxm 20 - Rhyl 5
Final Wxm v Bowden A
Wrexham where up against a very good side in Bowden and had to be at their best, it was a very physical game with big hit from both sides. Wrexham scoring in the first half, in the second half Bowden came back at Wrexham
but with some excellent defence Wxm held out.
Final score Wxm 5 Bowden A 0
Wrexham's try scored by William Mills, Rhys Pomeroy, Joe Davies, Sam Rogers and Ben Thomas.
27th March- -Mold (H)
Wrexham under 11's played two games this weekend against Mold and Ruthin
In the first game Wrexham defeated Mold by 30-0 with tries from Sam Rogers 4 and
Rhys Pomeroy 2
In the second game Wrexham played well in the first half holding Ruthin in a close encounter but
slipped in the second half and eventually losing by 4 tries to 1. Wrexham’s try scorer was
20th March - -Telford & Ecleshall (A)
Wrexham under 11's travelled over the border to play Telford and Eccleshall.
First game against Telford, Wrexham won 42-0 tries from Sam Rogers, Will Smith, Matt Jones, Rhys Pomeroy and 2 for Joe Davies. Conversions Will Smith and Joe Davies.
Second game against Eccleshall, Wrexham won 38-7. Tries from Ben Thomas, Chris Wilkinson, Sam Rogers 2, Rhys Pomeroy 2. Conversions Joe Davies.
27th February - -Rhyl (H)
Wrexham under 11's played two games against Rhyl at the weekend. They won their firstgame 54-21 with triwes from Will Smith, William Mills, Sam Rogers, Joe Davies (2), Will Hanson (2) and Rhys Pomeroy (2), all converted by Will Smith. the second shorter game was won by Wrexham 21 - 7 tries from Joe Davies and Sam Rogers (2) convertions by Will Smith.
20th February - -Ruthin (H)
Wrexham under 11's were at home to Ruthin but lost the game 14 - 42. It was a great game of end to end rugby with Wrexham not able to break
through the strong Ruthin defence, the score does not reflect how close the game was, with the Ruthin boys going home knowing they had to battle hard for there win. Wrexhams try scorers were Joe Davies and William Hanson convertions by Will Smith.
6th February - -Whitchurch (H)
Wrexham under 11's played whitchurch at home this week coming out winners by 53-7.
A good display all round on a very windy day. Tries coming from Mathew Jones, Rhys Pomeroy, two for sam rogers, two for Will Smith and 3 for Joe Davies. Conversions by Will Smith.
23rd January - Pwllheli (H)
Wrexham under 11's were at home to Pwllheli this week and it proved to be a very tough game with the end result a draw 26-26. Wrexham’s try scorers were Rhys Pomeroy (2), Joe Davies and William Hanson conversions Will Smith and Joe Davies.
16th January - Whitcurch (A)
Wrexham under 11's took a trip over the border to Whitchurch, they had two games to play in some rather wet conditions and played some of there best ever rugby.
First game was against
Second game was Whitchurch and this was the same as the first with Wrexham dominating all over the field. The game won 52-0 tries from William Hanson (2), Joe Davies (3), Sam Rogers, Thomas Bartley and Ben Thomas. Convertions Will Smith, Joe Davies and Sam Rogers.
9th January - Llandudno (A)
weeks without a game Wrexham under 11's travelled to Llandudno and
ended up winners by 50 points to 21. A good game with both sides
playing excellent rugby.
weeks without a game Wrexham under 11's travelled to Llandudno and
ended up winners by 50 points to 21. A good game with both sides
playing excellent rugby.
21st November - Rhyl (A)
Wrexham played away at Rhyl winning 50 - 21 to a weakened Rhyl side who had to borrow some Wrexham players. Wrexham's try scorers were Thomas Bartley, Joe Davies, William Mills, William Hanson, Alex Carter, Rhys Pomeroy, Sam Rogers, Will Smith. Convertions by Will Smith, Sam Rogers and Joe Davies.
17th October - Mold Tournament
Wrexham played six games and put in an almost faultless performance in every game, only conceding one try in the whole tournament.
Game 1 Wrexham 30 Rhyl O
Game 2 Wrexham 25 Crewe & Nantwich 0
Game 3 Wrexham 20 Mold 0
Game 4 Wrexham 25 St Anselmians 0
Semi Final Wrexham 5 Caldy 0
This was a hard fought battle from start to finish, which ended 0 - 0 at full time. In the dying seconds of extra time Will Smith made a forty meter run resulting in a scrum five meters from the Caldy line. The ball came loose from the scrum resulting in the ball being picked up by Tom Jenkins, who went through the smallest of gaps to score. The final whistle blew, Wrexham won 5 - 0.
Final Wrexham 0 v Ruthin 5
Wrexham put in the best performance of the day but Ruthin scoring a brake away try in the first half which was to be the only score of the match. Wrexham spent most of the second half camped on the Ruthin try line but were unable to break through the Ruthin defence. At one point Rhys Pomeroy ran down the field with what seemed like the whole of the Ruthin pack hanging off him!!
Try scorers in the tournament were: William Hanson, Sam Rogers, Joe Davies, Rhys Pomeroy, Tom Jenkins and William Mills.
Well done Wrexham, a great performance by all the team!
The team that saw off Telford last week started against Mold and there was some fierce tackling from both sides. The practice of rucking under English Laws last week told and Wrexham rucking was excellent and we won turnover ball on a number of occasions. However, the Mold finishing and passing was superior in the first half earning them two tries with easy conversions.
The second half was another affair with Wrexham in the ascendancy almost camped out in the Mold 22.
The pressure told with a darting run from the left wing by RHYS DAVIES for a score under the posts.
A further run almost the full length of the pitch saw Mold the winners 7 – 21.
Man of the Match was EWAN DAVIES
The second match was another bruising encounter with some big hits from little players and even bigger hits from the big guns. A first half try from TOMOS WALKER and difficult conversion from the touchline by DAN PARRY was replied with a run straight from the kick-off for a Mold score.
Ultimately the Wrexham pressure told with a score in the corner by LEWIS JONES after excellent forward pressure.
Final score a Wrexham win 12 – 7.
Man of the Match was TOMOS WALKER
With all the complications of the rule changes between English and Welsh Laws, the game took its time to settle with infringements from both teams. Telford were very strong at the ruck and drove Wrexham backwards in the contact area. Strong running in the open field from Wrexham saw a very close match. A penalty for Wrexham 5m out saw a charge for the line. Solid defence from Telford stopped a certain try, but the resulting injury to the attacker and defender required an ambulance for the Telford defender. Both players were totally committed and the injuries, thankfully, were not serious.
After tries from IEUAN GRIFFITHS and LEWIS JONES, the match was abandoned.
In the second match, with many regular players missing, all those involved stood up to the plate.
Fearsome tackling, especially from OWEN GODFREY and GEORGE JACKSON, kept Telford at bay. IEUAN GRIFFITHS was brilliant at Scrum-Half and there were some brilliant runs in the open field from MATTY GEE.
A penalty on our own line and a quick tap saw a run the full length of the pitch for FINLAY WILLIAMS with his first try for the club. The support from team members allowed for the dummy to the sole Telford defender.
Tries from OWEN GODFREY (x2), FINLAY WILLIAMS and IEUAN GRIFFITHS saw Wrexham win 4 – 2 (20 – 10; no conversions available)
One of the most fantastic team performances of the season.
Man of the Match trophies went to OWEN GODFREY and GEORGE JACKSON
A very physical encounter centred more on penalties as opposed to free flowing rugby. Every Wrexham player stepped up to the mark and were totally committed to the intimidating COBRA behaviour.
RHYS DAVIES followed a kick-off and capitalised on panic in the COBRA defence by pouncing on the ball for his try.
COBRA broke from a scrum in their half and a sharp turn of pace provided a breakaway try.
Tries from SAM WILLIAMS, RHYS DAVIES and DAN PARRY with conversions from DAN PARRY (x2) saw Wrexham win 19 – 14.
Man of the Match was RHYS DAVIES
In the second match early Wrexham defence was breached in the first half for a couple of tries. In the second half, sustained Wrexham pressure and continued infringements at the breakdown saw a penalty try awarded to Wrexham.
Another breakaway from COBRA’s own half saw the final score a defeat for Wrexham 5 – 26.
Man of the Match was MORGAN WILLIAMS
6 February 2011- v. Whitchurch
On a blustery day, expansive rugby was difficult to achieve, but both teams tried hard to move the ball into space. During the first half, Wrexham were camped in the Whitchurch 22 and piled on the pressure. Excellent half-back running and interesting angles from
the wingers lead to the scores, taking a well deserved lead into the second half.
Whitchurch came back at Wrexham scoring all their tries down their right wing. More consistency at the breakdown saw some excellent ruck ball for Wrexham.
Tries came from DAN PARRY (x2), RHYS DAVIES (x1), GEORGE JACKSON (x2) and TOMOS WALKER (x1). DAN PARRY slotted over 3 conversions in difficult conditions. The final score was a Wrexham win; 36 – 15.
The second game was a tight affair. Whitchurch took a lead into the second half whilst Wrexham looked to move the ball around. An excellent covering tackle from GEORGE DAVIES saved a certain try, and with his usual vigour, GEORGE JACKSON tackled everyone bigger than him.
Some really good support play from Wrexham though freed up the backs and DAN PARRY (x2), IEUAN GRIFFITHS (x1) and GEORGE JACKSON (x1) ran in the Wrexham tries. Conversions were scored by TOMOS WALKER (x1) and DAN PARRY (x2) from the touchline.
The final score was a Wrexham win; 26 – 10.
Of particular note was the sportsmanship offered by both teams. The Whitchurch team were congratulatory of Wrexham when an excellent try was scored, and both teams attitude was exemplary.
Well done boys!
Man of the Match was DAN PARRY, not only for his kicking from the touchline in the extremely challenging windy conditions, but for seeking the pass to put his team-mates into space.
16th January - Whitchurch & Crewe (A)
The game was played under English rules, vastly different from WRU rules and both teams had to make sacrifices to their style of play. With an early attempt at expansive rugby, Wrexham gave the ball away in their first play, and a runaway interception try gave Nantwich & Crewe an
Wrexham settled themselves and built upon some excellent forward play providing the platform for some expansive play bringing the backs into the game in scoring areas.
All the team tackled well and this pressure caused some forced errors in the opposition upon which Wrexham capitalised.
Tries from LEWIS JONES (x1), GEORGE JACKSON (x1), IEUAN GRIFFITHS (x2), SAM WILLIAMS (x1) and TOMOS WALKER (x1) saw Wrexham eventual winners 6 tries to 2 (30 – 10).
Again played under English rules, Wrexham found the Whitchurch team difficult to tie down because of their ability to pass out of the tackle. Whitchurch demonstrated some real flair in their backs play creating space for 3 tries in the first half. Some good forward play pulled a try back for
Wrexham for a 3-1 deficit at half time.
In the second half there was some excellent half-back play from Wrexham, but the try of the game came from a SAM WILLIAMS run from inside his own half right through the Whitchurch side. On the last play of the game, Wrexham surrendered possession to an eager Whitchurch side, but for the
alertness of an in-goal decision, they could have won.
Wrexham tries scored by IESTYN RIPPARD (x1), SAM WILLIAMS (x2) and IEUAN GRIFFITHS (x1). The final score was 4-4 (20 – 20)
Man of the Match was SAM WILLIAMS
9th January - Llandudno (A)