Another miserable rainy day, another trip over the M4. This Sunday the Pirates made the journey to Clydach, a journey which included a rickety bridge over a raging torrent that would have caused concern even to Indiana Jones. Not the Pirates.
The team line up for the match:
Front Row - Connor, Sean M and Josh B
Second Row - Matt S and Tal
Scrum Half - Liam
Fly Half - Jake S
Centre - Rory
Wings - Sean A and Jon
Subs - Morgan, Harley and Jake C
In the pouring rain the Pirates started well, strong running and good support leading to tries for Sean A, Matt S (finishing a fine team effort for his first try for the Pirates), Liam,
Jon (two) and Jake C. A highlight of the first half were some storming runs from Connor.
A lack of tackling at the end of the first half and start of the second lead to three tries for the home team, with the momentum firmly with Vardre. After refocussing on tackling the Pirates started to put together some good back moves and a times some very entertaining rugby. Three further tries came, two for Sean A, returning with a bang after illness, and a first of the season for Tal as he crashed over.
The final score was 9 - 3, another week with 'local' rules meaning that no conversion attempts were made (45 - 15 in real terms). Players of the Week were Connor for another big physical performance and Matt S for another good tackling stint. Well done to all for another good game in bad conditions and well done to all the travelling support.