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Neath RFC

Neath were completely outplayed in every department by a far superior Ebbw Vale side who
showed the Blacks what the Premiership is all about.

Vale deserve all the plaudits – particularly 3-try scrum-half Rory Harries and captain Cameron
Regan who had a 200th game to remember – as Neath’s inadequacies were there for all to see.

Neath were beaten at scrum, line-out, tackle zone, loose play and kicking – everywhere – and
it was a massive disappointment for all their travelling supporters.

In fact, had points been on offer for the warm-up and the after-match, Vale would probably
have won those too so further comment, other than to list the scorers and teams, might


Scorers :-
EBBW VALE – Tries Rory Harries (4), Morgan Richards, Evan Bowden, Ethan Phillips, Keiron
Meek, Evan Lloyd, Ieuan Morris, Joe Franchi, Dylan Bartlett; Conversions Evan Lloyd (7),
Keiron Meek (2)
NEATH – Try Louis Rees
EBBW VALE – M.Richards; E.Bowden, E.Phillips, K.Meek, J.Thomas; E.Lloyd, R.Harries; L.Garrett,
I.Morris, A.Court; D.Bartlett, C.Gregory; C.Regan (capt), A.Lowes, B.Main Replacements – M.Davies,
J.Franchi, O.Hatherill, L.Young, R.Jenkins, E.McIntyre, D.Franchi
NEATH – L.Evans; L.Rees, S.Wilcox, K.Charles, R.Griffiths; S.Williams (K.Jones), G.Williams
(C.Morgans); J.Powell (M.Morgan), S.Crocker (capt) (C.Morris), G.W.Lloyd (T.Dabeh); M.Davies
(I.Jones), E.Hopkins (C.Arnold); J.Blackmore (F.Kneath), M.Kneath, D.Ceredig
Referee – Mr. J.Moorhouse (RFU – Manchester Society)

Images courtesy of Len Kowalski