Howardians v Rhiwbina 3rds  

Sat 20th October 2007

Roath Recreation Ground


The Rhiwbina 3rds Team are currently unbeaten under Captain Dave Hobbs and went into this game full of confidence that their record would remain intact. With a heady mix of youngsters and very mature and experienced players the Squirrels ran at every opportunity and began to put immediate pressure on the home side.

Some fantastic performances from young Rosey in the pack who got a couple of tries together with big Leyo who showed some great skills with his running and kicking. Stuart Boddy did not look like a 50 yr old with his sprinting and strength in the mauls and also bagged a superb try after great handling from the whole team. Rhino took some stopping with ball in hand and Tiff did stirling work in the centre-first time he has played there! Alex and Sean did well on the wings pinning their opponrents back with good runs..

Juddy was a welcome addition in the forwards and great to see him back at the club and the whole thing was held together by the accurate kicking and tackling of the Nialls at outside half and centre. Shaggy also bagged a try following immense pressure from the forwards. Good to see centre Dil getting a run out and some new lads wingers Hale and James getting the ball in their hands!

Tony Bartlett entertained at fullback before a breast injury forced him off.

Outside half Niall bagged a couple of tries and numerous conversions to open up the scores. Pumpkin did well in the front row before letting Chucka have a run to knock the average age up by a few years!

To give the Howardians great credit-they kept fighting to the end and got a well deserved converted try toward the end of the game-the first points of the season for them-lets hope it is a turning point for them and we wish them all the best for the rest of the year. 

This made it a satisfying 6 out of 6 for the Mighty 3rds!

Final Score:

 Howardians 7-38 Rhiwbina 3rds




 Chairman Rob Dunlop and First XV Captain James Huntley present Clive Davies -who is an ex Rhiwbina RFC player and representative of one of our main sponsors Dowds Shipping -with a special framed club shirt as a big thank you for the fantastic support they have given us over recent years.