In terms of effort and a never say die approach Nantgaredig of League 2 West could not be faulted in round two of the WRU Plate at Newcastle Emlyn.

But unfortunately for the visitors they came up against unbeaten opponents straddling League 1 West and serving up a brand of rugby that could hold them in good stead for a Plate and league double attempt.

The Teifisiders plundered a total of nine tries in a 55-0 win and the scoreline would have made even more depressing reading for Nant followers but for torrential rain during the second half restricting Emlyn’s preferred open style.

From the first few minutes when winger Llyr Jones went over for a try wide out converted by fullback Shaun Leonard, Emlyn were in virtual total control.

Mobile prop Emrys Davies crossed for two tries in the space of eight minutes and scrum-half Mike Jones ran in under the posts for a fourth score after good work by influential centre Teifion Davies.

A superb handling movement culminated in winger Llyr Davies getting on the scoresheet just before the interval.

Early in the second period outside half Steffan Evans was on hand to score try number six, replacement fly-half Sion Edwards got two tries and Llyr Jones completed the scoring while Leonard contributed a total of ten points with the boot.

There was at least one reason for the Carmarthenshire villagers to celebrate as skipper and front-rower Elfed Daniels made his 200th appearance.

When Crymych and Llangennech clashed in League 1 West on the opening day of the season the Preselimen won in a canter at Parc Lloyd Thomas.

But it was an entirely different story for Crymych in the Plate as Llan swept their opponents aside 55-14 to reach the next stage.

It was all over bar the shouting after the opening 40 minutes with the Carmarthenshire side leading 36-0 and cruising.

Impressive No 8 Jordan Saunders opened the try scoring for the homesters and he added a second score alongside tries by lock James Cartwright who also bagged a brace as did hooker Mathew Bowen and winger Tom Barnes, the latter receiving a yellow card, and also on the try count was replacement lock Dan Moyle.

Winger Tom Davies landed five conversions.

Even at this early stage the season appears to be unravelling for once proud Cardigan with three defeats.

In their fourth outing the Cardis were humiliated 53-0 at St Clears, a result that left them languishing in the lower reaches of League 3 West A.

The visitors were out-gunned up front by a significantly heavier home pack resulting in the Cardi backline being starved of possession.

St Clears crossed for five tries during the opening 40 minutes and a further four during the second period.

Right-winger Jason King led the rout with a try hat-trick and also on the scoresheet were No. 8 Tomos Rees (2), Dan Williams, Mike Georgiou and outside half Dan Griffiths who converted four of the tries.