Risca RFC | 1st Team 32 - 20 Blackwood RFC | 1st Team
Michael Burke
Try 1
Kiaran Lewis
Try 1
Mark Bale
Try 2
Owen Biddiscombe
Conversion 3
Penalty 1
Scott Andrew Turner
Penalty 1

Match Report
27 February 2016 / Team News

Risca 32 - Blackwood 20 plus Veterans game report

By Clive James


A large crowd turned out to watch a Risca Vets team entertain the visiting French Touroing Vets and they were given an enjoyable time seeing past 1st.Xv.and Athletic players winning the game with President Dan Dark and hooker Mike Durnford scoring memorable tries even though Dan took no further part in proceedings after running 50metres for his score,further than when he was at his peak.The visitors then enjoyed the after match hospitality which went on into the early evening.

The 1st.XV.then took the field against Blackwood in the re-arranged league fixture which was abandoned in January.A bonus point  was achieved with a 32pts-20 victory tries coming from Captain Mark Bale (2) ,Kiaran Lewis and wing Mike Burke,the remainder of the points came from a penalty by Scott Turner who left the field early with a knee injury to be replaced by Owen Biddescombe who kicked 3converstions and a penalty.

While a victory was gained silly errors kept the visitors in the game and these together with a lack of cohesion behind the scrum made the win far from convincing. Man of the Match was prop Mike Hutchings who as well as doing his work in the scrum was superb in attack with one particular 40metre run resulting in one of Mark Bales tries and also covering like a back row forward.With Nantyglo the visitors next week hopefully errors can be cut out and our wings will see more of the ball than they have up until now.

To complete a good weekend the youth beat Fleur-dy-Lys 50pts.-0


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