Rugby round-up

It proved a disappointing weekend for local rugby clubs as Crymych went down 14-3 at Builth Wells in Division One West, Newcastle Emlyn lost 22-17 at home against Mumbles in Division Two West and Cardigan also came unstuck on their own patch when beaten 25-18 by Haverfordwest in Division Three West.

Crymych held eve4ry chance of victory after the opening 40 minutes when holding a three-point advantage given them by scrum-half Rhys Davies who landed a penalty.

It was a different story after the break as the Bulls got on top and they turned things around when winger Dorian Davies swept in for a try converted by outside half Like Offa.

As the game entered its final quarter home centre Lucas Evans was put through for a try and Offa again added the extras to seal victory.

The return game is to be played at Parc Lloyd Thomas on Saturday, April 26.

At one stage Cardigan led by eleven points at King George V Playing Field but the visiting Blues upped the tempo after half time and emerged worthy winners.

Outside half Llyr Tobias landed two early penalties for the home side and soon afterwards left-winger Rhydian Jenkins ran in for an unconverted try.

Just before the interval a sweeping Haverfordwest move culminated in Scott James going in for an unconverted try.

As the Blues took control in the second period centre Mickey Jones scythed through for a try converted by former Cardigan outside half Steve Williams and winger Darren Salmon also got in on the act and Williams again converted before adding two penalties.

To their credit the Cardis refused to throw in the towel and their efforts were rewarded with a try by skipper Llyr Griffiths, converted by Tobias.

When Mumbles and Newcastle Emlyn met in November last year the Teifisiders came out on top 19-11 but the Red and Whites failed to complete the double at Ddol Wyber where they went down 22-17.

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