Llantwit Major under-8s battle St Albans and Llandaff North

Last weekend, Llantwit Major under-8s travelled to St Albans in Cardiff to take on the host St Albans and Llandaff North.

The squad is growing with confidence each week and improving with every game.

They took on what seemed like bigger opposition in size but this didn’t phase the quick running fleet of foot Llantwit players who all played with a smile on their faces.

Out of five games played in a round-robin by the Llantwit players only one was lost and that can be put down to early morning rustiness which soon passed.

Tries throughout the morning were scored by Joe Grinter who just seemed to mesmerise the opposition leaving them grasping at fresh air, Riley Thomas who used his trademark speed to leave defenders in his wake, Ruthyn Griffiths

dancing his way to the line, Iestyn Collins who didn’t take backward step on his way to the line

( I do apologise if I missed out any try scorers).

This week again it was a full squad effort and the tagging and passing by every one was immense,

Tilly Godsell was not letting anyone past her to score a try and tagged at will; Seb Gant was like an octopus with his four tag streak straight after each other leaving the opposition and parents bewildered.

Sean Boult was a powerhouse in defence constantly looking for the next tag, Liam Williams had a day off from

try scoring but backed this up with some superb passing and tagging, Lucas David continued to grow in confidence and was everywhere in support of tagged players looking for the ball and passing it on, Rhys Evans strong in defence organising the line and passing well to the team.

Mefin Lovejoy was again popping up in different areas tagging players unexpectedly, Jack Lewis was an ever-present in support play and made some smart runs foxing the opposition and finally Luca Wilson made his present felt with some excellent tagging and support play reading the games well.

Special thanks go to David and Tony for giving up their time on Sunday morning to allow the children to enjoy the sport of rugby and also a good luck to Tony who will be missing from the next game as he is running the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Thank you to all the parents also for being the taxi drivers on a Sunday morning which is no mean feat in itself.

This coming Sunday Llantwit Major welcome Bryncethin to the Rec for a 10am kick off. The under-8s would like to extend their sincere thanks to Pier Consulting and Davey Daw Builders for their continuous support and sponsorship of mini and junior rugby in Llantwit Major.