Saturday, 18 December 2010

No game Sunday 19 Dec

Sorry to have to postpone our parents/boys game and their Christmas treat - but the forecast makes the pitches unplayable and the roads to the beaches scary. See you in January - Merry Christmas Pirates!

Monday, 13 December 2010

XMAS Programme

TUES 14th TRAINING in Gym 1800-1900 (Mayals boys absent)
SUN 19th PIRATES vs FAMILY Touch Bishopston 10.30 kick off followed by Xmas present
TUES 21st No training
SUN 26th John O' Groats Away 0700 kick off
Tues 28th No training
Sun 2nd Jan 2011 Happy New Year No Training
Tues 4th Training as usual

16/01/11 Dunvant (a)
23/01/11 South Gower (a)
06/02/11 Morriston (a)
13/02/11 Gowerton (h)
20/02/11 Swansea Uplands (h)

Friday, 10 December 2010


Meet 9.45 for training 10-11 usual pitch weather permitting. No beach alternative as tides wrong

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Uplands cancelled pitch frozen

Skulls v crossbones 10.30 Caswell beach

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Sunday 5th

All meet at Uplands 10.30.

10.40 Skulls verses Crossbones 15 mins

11.00 Skulls vs Uplands 15 mins

11.15 Crossbones vs Uplands

If Uplands cancel Skulls v Crossbones will be moved to Caswell beach

Bryncoch is OFF (surprize, surprize) therefore everyone to Uplands

Update on Uplands expected tomorrow am

Sunday 5th 2 AWAY matches Weather Permitting

Skulls v Bryncoch AWAY, Bryncoch RFC ko 11.00, meet 10.30 with John, Steve & Ceri

Props Josh B, Luke, Tomas
Hooker Sean M
BackRow Tal (Pack Leader), Freddie (Vice-captain), Matt S

Scrum Half Liam
Fly Half Rhydian (Captain)
Centres Sean E
Wings Jon, Owen
Directions available

CrossBones v Uplands Away ko 11.00 meet 10.30 with Paul +/- Alex

Props Kian, Connor
Hooker Tomasz
Backrow Tom T (Pack Leader), Matthew G (Captain)

Scrum Half Jake C
Fly Half Jake S
Centres Harley (Vice-Captain), Rory, Tommy H (also backrow)
Wings Will, Jo

please text 07814717334 if you cant make it
Morgan F away

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

RBS 6 Nations Home Games

The lists are up in the clubhouse for tickets although the times aren't the best for kids. Club will draw lots if demand exceeds supply. Any registered player has family membership and is eligible.

Friday 4th February 2011 Wales v England ko 19.45

Saturday 12th March 2011 Wales v Ireland ko 17.00

The bulk of the tickets are priced at £65 and £70

Training in the GYM

Tonight's training is in the Oystermouth School gym 6-7pm, Ceri has left her mobile at home so if you can contact other please do so!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Sun 28 Nov 2 Matches Weather Permitting

Skulls v Bryncoch @ home, Bishopston ko 11.00, meet 10.30 with John, Paul, Steve & Ceri

Props Josh B, Luke, Tomas
Hooker Sean M
BackRow Tal (Pack Leader), Freddie (Vice-captain), Matt S

Scrum Half Liam
Fly Half Rhydian (Captain)
Centres Harley
Wings Jon, Owen, Sean E

CrossBones v Morriston Away ko 11.30 meet 11.00 with Alex & Guy

Props Kian, Connor
Hooker Tomasz
Backrow Tom T (Pack Leader), Matthew G (Captain)

Scrum Half Jake C
Fly Half Jake S
Centres Morgan (Vice-Captain), Rory, Tommy H
Wings Will, Jo

please text 07814717334 if you cant make it

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

This weekend's games

We've had a selection meeting to organise two balanced teams for the weekend; one will be playing at home (Bishopston) against Bryncoch and the other away at Morriston (a chance for some revenge).  A few players need checking for availability before the teams are posted towards the end of the week, so watch this space.
The selection team (though there were five of us).

Training 17.30 by lights 23rd Nov

Please dress warmly as we try some "slow motion" rugby. Informal coaches meeting 9pm tonight clubhouse or Hancock if club closed, any parents welcome

Monday, 22 November 2010

Pirates v Lougher

After the late Adjustments for absentees and lifts just the bare minimum 10 pirates made it to Lougher but were fortunate with the more experience of our 2 sides. I am sure it is a first that the Pirates came from behind 3 times and is a triumph for commitment and spirit to come away with a good win against quality opposition. Gutsy performances from the engine room of Tom T, Tal and Matthew G with solid backing from Kian and Mat S. Jake C was at his battering-ram best and more structured back play from Jake S, Morgan, Tommy H and Will is a strong platform to build on as we develop more positional play. As always tackling can be better but our breakdown ball recycling won us the day. Pirates 30-lougher 15 (tries Jake C 3, Will 2, Tom t)

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Tonna vs Mumbles Pirates

One half of the Pirates squad ventured past Neath up to Tonna and a match high on the hillsides. In the chill of the morning the Pirates made a fiery start with Jon, our captain for the day, scoring a trademark long distance try. Some poor first up tackling of committed Tonna runners saw a number of tries conceded, before Jon scored another try.

After the break the home team ran in a number of easy tries before the Pirates found another gear and upped their intensity. Some good individual tackles halted the Tonna charge and the game was very even for the middle period of this half. A number of good driving mauls (driving mauls I hear you say) gained a lot of ground for the Pirates and a third try was scored. However, further poor tackling lead to the final score being run up to 66 - 17 against the Pirates.

Our Player of the Week was Jon for a true captain's performance, in scoring all three tries. Joe added one of the conversions. Generally there was some good running, but at times this lacked support and, with the local rules allowing for 'bear hugs', this lead to turnovers by Tonna. The Pirates were out-muscled at the break down with 'guard dogs' and 'assassins' in scant supply. Some other positives were the backs hitting the scrum half's pass at pace and crossing the gain line from scrums, though lack support again lead to turnovers.

The lucky 13.

Sunday 21st Both Games are on-good luck Pirates

Saturday, 20 November 2010

AWAY vs TONNA and LOUGHER 2 Matches 2 Squads

Excellent to see so many committed to training and match attendence recently. We felt concentration suffered from the 4 'halves' option last Sunday so have arranged 2 matches as a better solution to ensuring everyone gets to play their 30 mins match time - this will only work if sufficient players come so please let us know if you are not available. Also get in touch if we need to switch things around for siblings/lifts etc.07814717334. Also if I have forgotten as I,m writting this without my list give me a call.

Pirates vs Lougher at Lougher RFC meet 10.45 for 11.30 ko (coaches Alex, Guy)

FORWARDS:Kian, Tom T, Connor, Matthew, Matthew, Tal
BACKS: Jake C, Jake S, Morgan, Will, , Tommy H, Josh H

Loughor Rugby Football Club
Place page
Villa Field
Belgrave Road, Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 6RF
01792 894 109

Pirates vs Tonna meet 10.20 for 11.oo ko
(John, Paul Steve & Ceri)

Josh B, Sean M, Luke, Owen, Freddie, Tomasz, TomB

Rhydian ,Harley, Jon, Sean E,jo, rory,

Tonna RFC

The Rugby Pavilion

Mount Pleasant



SA11 3HX

Tel: 01639 642804

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

New Mumbles RFC website

The club has a new main website and the Pirates page can be found at:

Training 1730 by lights 16th

Monday, 15 November 2010

Pirates vs Morriston

After two weeks playing away from home, this Sunday morning the Pirates returned to Bishopston for a match against Morriston. As usual a good turn-out from the Pirates meant that we could field different teams for each half, or as it turned out, all four halves of rugby.

Our opponents Morriston were more focused than the Pirates and started well; going into the first break we were already two tries down. Generally the tackling was committed, but the tries were conceded when we lost our defensive alignment after a fews phases of play. In the next 'half' Jake C scored from short range through a good half dozen of the Morriston team. However, good organisation from Morriston lead to further tries.

In the third 'half' good straight running from Will, up the blind side, led to a fine long distance try. In the final section of the game strong running from John, after good interplay with Rhydian and excellent recycling, was rewarded with a fine try. After that, the tackling fell away at the end of the game, as shoulders drooped in the Pirate ranks, and Morriston were able to run in a few more tries. After this marathon game the final score was 19-45.

Good points were again the recycling of the ball and positive driving runs. What let us down, and ultimately was the difference between the teams, was a lack of focus and organisation. Whilst it was nice to see everyone having fun and smiling, at times the high spirits interrupted preparations for the game, particularly when the teams were waiting to play their next half of play.

However, there were lots of good performances and the Player of the Week was shared again this week; the co-winners being Tal and Liam.

A final word on the photos.  Guy has excelled himself this week again with too many fabulous photos to post on the blog.  He's got them organised now, so speak to him if you want copies of the shots that didn't make it into the blog, and for the previous weeks.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Home Bish vs Morriston

Meet 10.30 all welcome and as many as poss back to Mumbles club house for a hot dog after

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Pirates vs Pontarddulais

The game this week was at Pontarddulais and played in brilliant sunshine. A good turnout meant the Pirates fielded a different team in each half and our captain for the day was Connor.  In the first half good work at the breakdown and good recycling meant that a number of try scoring opportunities were created. These were finished off well by Liam, Tommy and Jon. Good tackling across the team restricted the opportunities for Pontarddulais and at half time the Pirates led 5-0.

The second half started off in a similar way with strong running, good work at the breakdown and tries for Morgan, Will and Jake C. The match lost a little structure as more and more mauls were allowed by the referee and Pontarddulais came back into the match a little. The score for the half was 4-1 and for the whole match 9-1 to the Pirates.

After the match a short training match between the two Pirates' teams was played and this game being, if anything, was even more fiercely contested than the main match.

 The Player of the Week was shared by three players for showing some great progress and recepients of the illusive trophy were Matthew, Josh and Tomas.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Monday, 1 November 2010


The Pirates match on Sunday involved a pre-match treasure hunt to a mystery destination over the county border in Neath Port Talbot.  The magical mystery tour lead eventually to a windswept field in Pontardawe.  Once there, and once our hosts had managed to cobble together a team liberally seasoned with Pirates, we witnessed another entertaining game of rugby.

Some strong running led to first half tries for Joe, Jon and Jake C. A change-over of further Pirates players at the break led to a fight back from Pontardawe including a fine try from Morgan for Pontardawe and a further try for Jake C. The match finished with the Pirates edging the scoreline 4-3.


Well done for all the players that volunteered to play for Pontardawe and help make a game of it. This week's Player of the Week was Morgan for a fine performance against the Pirates.

Last week's Player was Matthew for his try from the wing and overall play in the training match forwards-backs switch around.  Below are some shots of last weeks practice match.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Pontardawe Away Meet 1100 for 11.30 ko

All players welcome at Pontardawe RFC this Sunday, later kick off due to pitch space, practice and build up first. Ynisderw Road, Pontardawe, Swansea. SA8 4EG. 01792 864811

Take the A4067 out of Swansea, straight to Pontardawe. On the first roundabout at Ponty, take the second exit (still on A4067) then at the next roundabout (A474) take the exit on the right. This is a straight road, and a dead end, that takes you directly to the playing fields.

Saturday, 23 October 2010


Sadly given the hype and the rivalry South Gower can not field a team presumably due to half term. We will use the time again to work on team skills / ball retention and building the confidence and experience of our newer players. Please make every effort to attend Sunday and no training Tues.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Pirates vs Vardre

The match today against Vardre was the first competitive match for a number of our new Pirates including Joe, Tomos, Owen, Matthew and Cian. After an entertaining practice match they got a taste of the physical difference between practice and the real thing.

In the match Vardre started strongly and took an early lead. However, the introduction in the middle third of the game of some of our more experienced players helped to change the momentum of the match. The Pirates took the lead and continued to play some nice rugby at times, off-loading in the tackle and supporting well. A couple of nice turn-overs were won by Tal and Tom T competing at the breakdown.

The final score was 43-26 to the Pirates which was well deserved on the balance of play. Try scorers were Will, Jake and Sean with Liam and Jake adding conversions. It was only the second match Vardre had played, so they did well; South Gower next week will surely provide a sterner test. Player of the Week went to Joe for his efforts in his first full game. 

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Sunday 17th Home, Bishopston vs Vardre

Meet at 10,00 for warm up and full practice match. We will split the teams this week and next in order to give all our new players a taste of match action. I would like the full squad to train and take part in the training match concentrating on team work by passing or pencil/bulldog. It is also time to up the pace and power a level. Priority starting in the match tomorrow will then go to new and developing players this week, whilst next week we will front up to South Gower with a strong starting line-up.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Training 5.30 by swings Underhill Tues

New kit

I'm going to be getting kit for the new recruits (Cian, Rory, Joe, Owen, Tomos, Matthew). If anyone else needs a bigger shirt/shorts/socks - please let Ceri know at training or on my mobile.


Sunday, 10 October 2010

Training match at Bishopston

There was no game this Sunday so the team had a training session finishing with a match. In training the players worked on competing in the contact area with one of the highlights this week being the previously unstoppable Josh, finally being stopped by Rhidian.

In the game the orange bibs won 21-7. The Players of the Week were Thomas T and Freddie for commitment in the tackle area creating turnovers. Other good work included Jake S and Jake C for taking the ball at pace and Rhidian for organising his back line well.


Saturday, 9 October 2010

Training Match Bishopston 10:00

Penlan have no U10 and we intend to play match rugby with our full squad so as all our new players can gain valuable experience of the game situation.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Sunday vs Penlan, at Bishopston

The game this weekend is at home versus Penlan at Bishopston. Meeting time and kick-off to be confirmed.

Monday, 4 October 2010


Twelve hardy players, and travelling supporters, made the trek from windswept Swansea to equally poor weather in Clifton, where they competed with the elements and the English rules.

In the first game against Cleve we started brightly and scored a fine try by working Will into space. Unfortunately Cleve fought back to score two tries, one with the last play of the game to win 2 - 1.

The second game against the hosts was a hard fought encounter with chances on both sides. Clifton scoring the only try to win 1 - 0.

The third game was by far our best team performance against a well drilled and physical Redruth team.  Though Redruth scored two first half tries, we had a number of good passages of play recycling, running and passing well.  The second half was even better with Jake C and Tom T going close in the corner, but touch in goal was given. We drove their scrum off the ball and over their try line on their put in, but unfortunately weren't given the try. The match ended 2 - 0 to Redruth though we were unlucky not to get a result after a great effort.

In the final game an organised Bath team ran in three tries, but we continued to tackle our hearts out.

After a huddle of coaches and parents it was agreed that the team should share the player of the week trophy for the all round performance.  Key elements of play that were encouraging were the positional play of the wings, the scrummaging and the recycling of the ball.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

8.10.10. Clifton say it's on but unpleasant .

Friday, 1 October 2010

Clifton Oct 3rd

Wet weather warning
Please check blog after 1800 Saturday as Clifton have advised of a late pitch inspection for waterlogging

If OK:

CLIFTON MEET ready to train at 9.45 for 10.30KO 1st match(need to practice scrum & line-out properly)

9 per side (squad 14)
6 mins each way matches
3 man contested line-out and scrums, no kicking or conversions
scrums can push upto 1.45m!
scrum half can snipe/doesn't have to pass unlike WRU pathway


JOHN and Rhian have both driven past Newport between 8.30 and 9.30 today WITH NO PROBLEMS FROM RYDER CUP SO M4 SHOULD BE FINE

2. Admission to the ground will charged at £3 PER ADULT whether entering by coach, car or foot. Please make your parents aware so this doesn't come as a surprise and so as many as possible can have change ready to speed the flow into the ground.

3. NO DOGS are permitted. Again please make parents aware of this.

4. If you are driving to the club from the direction of the M5 there is NO RIGHT TURN at the FIRST ROUNDABOUT after the Shell garage : you should travel on to the next roundabout and double back following signs to the club.
Ground Arrangements / Parking
• The tournament will take place at Clifton Rugby Club, Station Road, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol BS10 7TT. Directions included below

• Parking at the ground is always a challenge on tournament days and you should advise all managers/ coaches / parents to arrive early. Car sharing is positively encouraged. Clifton Rugby Club does not guarantee any parking at the ground, and parking is solely on a first come first served basis. This applies to Clifton participants and visitors.

Directions to Clifton RFC:
The address for those that have Sat Nov is
Station Road
Cribbs Causeway
Bristol BS10 7TT

Take junction 17 off the M5 follow signs for A4018 Cribbs Causeway.
Follow the A4018 toward Bristol. Go straight over the first roundabout with Harvester on the right.

Travel a half-mile downhill (you will see a Shell garage on the right, and Dick Lovett on the left).

Veer left at the next roundabout following signs for Bristol. A right turn at this roundabout is NOT PERMITTED and you will not be allowed into the club by the Car Park staff.

Travel about 3/4 of a mile to the next roundabout (Crow Lane public house is on the right corner), U-turn back onto the dual carriageway you were on.

Travel north for about ¼ mile where beyond the railway bridge (roughly half way between the railway bridge and roundabout) there is a slip road (one way) on the left signposted Clifton Rugby Club. If you miss this road go to the next roundabout U turn and retrace your steps. A left turn at the roundabout is NOT PERMITTED.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Training1730 underhill junior pitch (carpark)

2 close wins at weekend, well done to all.
Training as usual today.
Parents meeting 8 till 9.30 clubhouse Thursday this week 30th

Saturday, 25 September 2010


SAT: Meet at Underhill at 2pm (KO 2.30pm), the council changing rooms have been booked so that teams can change before or after the match.
We are hosting the visiting team afterwards at the club house. This means that any players must cover up (track suit bottoms etc) or change to go into the clubhouse. A major part of rugby culture is to host teams after the game and is one of the real enjoyments of being part of the rugby faternity.

SUN: Dunvant at home in Bishopston. Meet for 10.15 as usual.

Team selection wil be based on rolling subs for this weekend. There is a meeting arranged for next Thursday for the U10's and team selection is an item on the agenda.

Finally: I am holding a talk on Health & Nutrition at the rugby club on Monday at 8.30 pm and ypu are more than welcome come along. It will include weight management for those interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Away Gowerton Meet 12.00 for 12.30 kick off Sunday 19th

Gowerton have requested a late kick off 12,30 so meet at 12 at their ground.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Training 17.30 14th Sept, Underhill Car Park Pitch

Very good reports from last Sunday, looking forward to hearing the players views on what they did well and what we could improve on. Tomorrow we will focus on unselfish running and wiping out.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Win one, Lose one!

Mixed bag today, we did not get in the groove until the second game against Dunvant. That finished 21 - 19 and Jake has to be mentioned in stiffening the team up. Good performances from others mentioned by Ceri.

Training will focus on the tackel zone, as there were too many missed tackles in both games. The new way of playing makes the first tackle really important.

Quite a few are not available next week, so it will be helpful if you could let Ceri know your availability for next weekend.

Advance notice that there are games scheduled for both Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Dunvant and Penclawdd bishopston meet 10.15 Sunday 12 Sept

Repeating the 2 game formula as last week. Our focus is BALL RETENTION either by POP PASS before tackle or PENCIL - GUARDDOG- ACTING SCRUM HALF. Run forwards not sideways.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Training Sept 7 underhill 17.30

Well done to all 18 Players on Sunday. John will be focusing on passing this session. We need to decide about Bristol tour in the next few days. Tournament is 10 am til
3pm Sun 3rd Oct. Can everyone tell Ceri at training if they would like to go, we would need a minimum of 11 definates. If we have a team we can look at daytrip vs up night before, hotels are more pricy due to Ryder Cup.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Sunday 5th Home (Bishopston) vs Neath & Lougher

We are expecting 2 matches this Sunday at Bishopston. Please meet 10.15.
A good training session for 13 members of our squad this Tues and the hardy 6 who came the week before for kicking training. Given the new rules we will build on our work in the contact area and see how the matchs develop.


ONLY 2 players from each team can get directly involved in the contact

Attack 1 (Ball carrier) goes into tackle
Defender 1 (Tackler) makes a LOW tackle (waist or below)
Attack 1 when tackled does his best to place the ball on his team side (PENCIL) so that
Attack 2 (Guard Dog) can stand over the tackled player and ball in a strong body position to fend off the wipe-out and allow the next player (Attack 3 /acting scrum half ) to pick it up and play on

Defender 2 (assassin) goes in THROUGH THE GATE, ON-SIDE to smash/wipe out the guard dog to push him off the ball to earn a turnover.

Please go through this at home, especially if you missed the early training sessions, so everyone knows the jargon.

Pembroke would like a tour match on Sat 25th Sept at our home. Please can you let me know on Sun/text/email (07814717334/ if you are available so we can confirm, afternoon kick off (?3pm)

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Rugby On Sat This Week Only: Alun Wyn and Jonathan Thomas to be at Mumbles RFC Funday

Saturday is the funday and Sun MRFC host the cracker 7s. Therefore this Sat 28 is training/match day and no rugby on Sunday.

Fun Day will take place on Saturday 28th August between 2.00 and 5.00 pm. Please could all coaches and parents willing to help be at the park by 12.30. First XV members will run BBQ and provide coaching clinics.

Two requests - anyone access to hot water boiler to make teas\coffees ? Anyone that can do face painting

Please encourage as many parents & kids to come along as possible

Rough schedule of events

Throughout Afternoon :

BBQ & Bar
Kicking Competitions
Tug of war
Stocks - soak your coach !!


2.30 -3.00 Under 6/7's inter club games

3.13-3.45 Under 8's v Gowerton
Under 9/10/11's inter-club games

4,15 - 5.00 Under 14/15's inter club games

Also hope to fit in parent\kids tag and touch events


If you want tickets for the autumn internationals please email Clive Davies before 28 August

The games are

6 Nov Australia ko 2.30
13 Nov South Africa ko 2.30
19 Nov Fiji ko7.30
27 Nov New Zealand ko 5.15




Training 24 17.30 Underhill CarPark Pitch

We will train and introduce new rules today if we have enough players. All coaches away except Alex. Jake C, Tal E and Liam T away. Please text / message 07814717334 or email by 5 pm if YOU ARE able to come and we will go ahead if we have enough at 5.30pm.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Training Postponed Tues 24th AUGUST 17.30 Underhill

Due to so many people being away on the 17th and now a district coaches meeting that evening to discuss the new pathway we will postpone the start of training until 24th.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

New Season & New Rules! Training Tues 17th August 17.30 Underhill

Hope everyone is enjoying the Summer. The good news is it's rugby time again. Hot off the press this week is the WRU new pathway designed to return Wales to World domination! Massive changes for us: 5 man scrums, 5 forwards, 5 backs and no more MAUL - just 2 players to compete at the contact area. Sounds like some practice might help! FIRST TRAINING TUES 17.30 17th AUGUST @ UNDERHILL.
Any new players please ring 01792402057 so we can confirm places and check numbers, many thanks.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Last Match of the Season vs Ruthin at Fall Bay Sunday 9th May

Everyone is welcome for last match and end of season festivities, weather permitting. Meet at 10.30 at Fall Bay Rugby Club, Scurlage for 11am kick off. Then down to Horton Beach for BBQ, games and player presentations. Food provided for players, parents welcome to bring own food to cook on BBQ.

The coaches were thrilled with performances in Luctonians and Gower Cup tournaments and really look forward to maximising our potential next season. Well done to each and every player.

We are always on the look out for any help with coaching, refing, admin, catering etc. Free coaching and ref courses available via MRFC.

Please note Mumbles Pirates now have our own bank account, having split from Mumbles Tag rugby, and need everyone to change their direct debits to our new bank details. Subs from this year have gone towards balls, tackle bags, shorts, socks, training tops, tournament entry fees and our new pirates gazebo as seen at the Gower Cup! Finally, thanks to all our sponsors who provided this seasons shirts - Verdis, Paninis, and Orbus Neisch.

A Mumbles RFC minis funday is planned for 28th August with a match for us against Gowerton RFC. Training will probably start mid August so keep an eye on the blog and have a great summer.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Penclawdd Sunday 25 10:00

Well done to everyone who made it up to Luctonians. Excellent turnout>20 at training yesterday also. The tournament on Sunday is open to everyone who has trained. We expect 20 boys to form two equally matched teams of ten so everyone will play the same (2 of 4 pool matches.

There will then be a break until SUN May 9th when we play Ruthin at Fall Bay and possibly other teams in a mini tournament. Weather permitting we hope to bring a formal end to a good Season with BBQ and presentation on the beach after at Horton.

See you Sunday

Thursday, 15 April 2010


The Night Before: We have a room in Saxtys Bar in Hereford, 33 Widemarsh St.,
Hereford. HR4 9EA. 01432 357872.

Luctonians Directions PLEASE BE THERE 10:30am to 11:00. Tournament starts at 11, our first match timetabled for 11.30

Directions are available at

The U8s and U10s have a coach with DVD and Toilet!going on the day, meet 7.45am at Rugby Club. There are some spaces, to enquire contact Mike 07846 334962.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Gowerton Away 10.45 for 11.00 kick off

Big match tomorrow against strong opposition with WRU rules. From Tues we move to scrums and lineouts!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

TRAINING OFF: 06 April 2010

Training has been cancelled due to the weather forecast (rain all afternoon) and the next game is away at Gowerton on Sunday.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Match-Off Enjoy Easter

Bishopston have now officially called all games for today off. Have a great Easter. Check the blog for Tuesday to confirm we have training.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Skewen Easter Sunday 4th Bishopston 10.30

We are now the only team with a home fixture weather permitting check blog on the day! Can people think about the tournament Sun May 9th at Fall Bay. If we have 10 players we can enter. Please confirm by text 07814717334 asap. See below for Luctonians Tour details Sun 18th.

Luctonians Tour Sun 18th

Technically we are allowed 12 players but I am sure we can be flexible. Currently the following have committted to coming - (some people are still deciding).
Jake Chase
Josh Bottomley
Will Mellowship
Liam Taylor
Tal Edwards
Luke Benson
Tom Truscott
Jon Davies
Matt Cornelius
Sean Morgan
Matthew Gully
let me know of any changes/interest (07814717334). Accomodation is at Hereford Travelodge or Premier Inn for the full tour experience. We hope to have a private room in a nearby pub to share with the U11 rabble.The U8s and U10s have a coach with DVD and Toilet!going on the day, meet 7.45am at Rugby Club. There are some spaces, to enquire contact Mike 07846 334962.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

tues 30 th March

Training cancelled due to weather and work.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Pirates vs Pontarddulais Away 28th March

Weather permitting there is an away match v Pontarddulais this Sunday.Please meet at Pontarddulais Comprehensive School for 10.30am for a 11.00 KO. Address: Caecerrig Road Pontarddulais SA4 8PD.
We will be collecting confirmation info from everyone for Luctonians.
Also we have been offered a tournament on May 9th at Fall Bay against local and touring sides and we will collect numbers available before confirming.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Loughor Away 21 March 2010 Meet 10:15

THe club is a bit tricky to find hidden in a maze of surburban houses so for those with a Sat Nav the Address is: Villa Field, Belgrave Road, SA4 6RF.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Sunday 14 March South Gower

Is this an away fixture so meet at 10.00 for the game at South Gower (Pwll Du lane). Alex is away so this could be a chance for me to join in and run with the team.... and be totally partisan for a change...

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Sun 7th Home @ Bishopston vs Furnace Utd of Llanelli 10.30 KO

Well done for a good couple of training sessions. The support is improving and the ruck BRIDGE beginning to reap reward. Well done to Josh for uping the aggresion and Tal for a really committed performance.Looking forward to testing ourselves against this famous local side. Meet 10.00 for 10.30 ko.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Bishopston 9.45am Training Session

Good to be back outside. Time to train and hone our support play, passing and rucks.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Trainng 17.30-18.45 Tues Underhill Playground

Miserable weather but we'll give it a go. Well done to all for the excellent performance against Penclawdd.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Sunday 19th Penclawdd Home @ Underhill 10:00am

Penclawdd are back for a re-match. We have always had quality close games and are seeking our first victory. More importantly we shall focus on tackles and passing with support running.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Sunday 14th Matchplay at Bishopston 09.30-11.00

Please bring a red/bright top as well as the match shirt so as we can easily form 2 teams. We plan a match to integrate our possession drills and give everyone a taster of the forwards and backs role.

MRFC Charity Appeal for Haiti

Message from Rhys Davies of MRFC:

Hi All,

Mumbles RFC would like to try and help raise some money for the Haiti Appeal.

Mathew Reeves and Myself are trying to arrange a charity walk to raise money.

We need your help!!!!

What we are looking to do is arrange for as many people to walk from Mumbles RFC along to Blackpill and Back. We are looking to encourage as many members of the club along with their friends and family to take part in this walk.

We are looking to do the walk on Sunday 21st Feb at 2pm. This will give the junior teams to get back after their rugby games to join in the walk.

We would be looking for a Donation to take part ( £5 per person / family ). Any other idea's how we can raise money are welcome.

I know it is becoming a little short notice but we would like you ( Robin and Junior Managers ) to encourage as many of your player and their families to take part. Mathew and I will get the senior players there.

There will be food and refreshments available in the club so hopefully after a quick walk we can enjoy each other company back in the club after.

Please pass this e-mail on to anyone you think would like to take part - the more the merrier.

Any questions you can contact me on 07825335180 or speak to Mark in the club.

Thanks and looking forward to your support

Jerry Collins at MRFC

A message from Robin, junior secretary:

Hi all

jerry has agreed to visit the club, with other ospreys, perhaps from the coaching staff, a referee and hopefully a rep from the Swans.
This will take place on Thursday 25th feb from 7.30 onwards at a cost of £7.50 and include a quiz, buffet, and q and a session
Tickets are on a first come basis from Skinny 368989 or Martin Rodwell 360080
Please support your club.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Uplands Home Bishopston 10:00 Sun 7th

10 O'clock for 10.30 kick off. Looking for a passing game and some quick ruck ball. Be in no doubt Mumbles/Uplands U9 is the most important match of the weekend!
I would like to see everyone make one tackle!
I would like to see the strogest runners looking for support and the pass, not getting isolated on their own or running into touch!
Can people start thinking about the Luctonians Tour also. Those coming up the night before should book the Premier Inn Hereford early for Sat 17th April. Alternatively it is doable as day trip. Evening entertainment to be discussed!