2005/2006 Principality Premiership
Llandovery 25 v 26 Newport
24 September 2005 - Church Bank, Llandovery

Match Report

Llandovery 25 Newport 26 : Welsh Premier League

 "I am more than satisfied to sneak a win," said Newport coach Dai Rees, who is tipped to become coach of the reformed Wales seven-a-side squad.” The win could make a vital difference in the end as I believe there to be six candidates for the title," said Rees who pinpointed Neath, Pontypridd, Bridgend, Aberavon and Cross Keys as other contenders. Llandovery, were well led by lock Arwel Davies and matched Newport except at the line-out where Matthew Veater often stole the home throw while Newport No 8 Rhys Jones had a fine game with his strong running. The Drovers led 19-10 at half-time, fly half Tomas Marks kicking four penalties and the conversion of an opportunist try by wing Owain Rowlands against a try by flanker Sam Waldron plus five points from Dan Griffiths. Newport rallied to lead 23-19, helped by a try from hooker Rhys James and Marks kicked two penalties to Griffiths' one before Llandovery replacement Peter Smiriglia saw a last-gasp penalty drop short.

Official : Huw David (Wales)

Llandovery Newport