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Rugby update March 2018

Wales U18's:
Two players from the school, Iestyn Rees and Dafydd Land were selected and have been training in the Wales u18s squad. 

Dafydd Land played for the Wales u18s against Scotland last week in an uncapped international. The team won by 32-30 and Dafydd made a very good account of himself in a Welsh shirt.

Iestyn Rees has been selected to be part of a 28 man squad for a capped match England. We hope Iestyn, that you get selected for the final 23 man squad.

1sts:
The 1sts played their 12th match of the season and beat a competitive Bro Pedr team by 12 points to 0. The team have recently played in 2 sevens competitions, winning the Brecon 7's Bowl competition during half term and reaching the Cup later stages in the Llandovery 7's competition. The 7's success shows that the school has strength in depth and can compete in national competitions without half of its main 1sts squad. The team had also been invited to play in the Marches 7's competition but it was postponed due to the inclement weather conditions.

Welsh Crawshays:
Well done to Oliver Cleverly on getting selected for the Welsh Crawshays tour of Portugal.  Good luck and enjoy the experience over Easter! 

Year 11's:
Well done to the year 11 in the Llandovery 7's and there were a number of outstanding performances including Oscar Mackenzie, Ryan Dainton and Zak Barrett. According to Mr Price there are a number of pupils that could seamlessly step into the 1sts squad next season.

Bishopston 7's:
Well done to the Year 9 team for reaching the Cup Quarter Final in the Bishopston 7's. This was the best result for a year 9 team for 3 years and players worthy of a mention are Tallian Thomas, Rhys Jones, Cameron Simpson and Celt Williams. This year group has a lot of potential but like school work it will not gain any success without a good work ethic.

Urdd 7's:
Unfortunately 3 teams missed out on competing in the Urdd 7's due to adverse weather conditions. However our year 7s sampled their first national competition in Cardiff. The team played in a tough pool and beat Brynteg, drew with Strade and lost narrowly to Bryncelynnog from Pontypridd and Garth Olwg. They lost in the plate last 16 to Greenhill, having staged a dramatic comeback from 19-0 down to draw, only to be undone by a solo try by the opposition in injury time.  Hopefully this national experience has made them hungry for success and will make them even more prepared for the future.