17 February 2019 / Team News

Jack is leader of the pack as Cae win “Dai Classico”

Jack is leader of the pack as Cae win “Dai Classico”!

Cae 45-12 Sneggy

Everyone’s favourite game of the season is here again, Cae V Sneggy as families are divided and you wear green or blue depending on which side of Bowls Terrace you were brought up on.  The green army went into this game undefeated in 2019 but with the knowledge that this would be a severe test of that record against a Sneggy team hungry for revenge after the recent cup defeat to our boys.

As always, it was fantastic to see our old players again as Nyle and Big Ry lined up against us and also to see their Dads coaching too! Great to see how much Pym and Roy had learnt from those years standing on the touchline listening to the sage observations of Mr Riley....

First half:  Cae 33-5 Sneggy

Sneggy had brought their own version of the amber army to the game and they roared their side on, one piercing cry of “get in their Nyle!”  from his mother, led to several windows caving in on Pontygwyndy rd.

Cae struck first through Kody, who went in at the corner after a lovely passing move with Henry prominent. Good to see this reliable clubman getting a try to go with his consistent performances. Tom L converted beautifully from wide out on the touchline.

Ross, who showed up well all game, both in attack and defence got the next try running powerfully through several would be defenders. Tom converted again.

Sneggy stayed in the game, with Nyle at fly half conducting affairs like Leonard Bernstein with the New York Philharmonic.  Time after time, he chose correctly, whether it was a solo run, a deft pass, or a well judged kick, this lad is someone to watch in the future.

Bang! Little Ry decides to join the show, he only needs the red cape to complete the image of the matador, as time after time Sneggy defenders rushed at him only to be left clutching thin air as he danced away to score our third try of the day. Tom Converted.

Sneggy again pressed hard but they were constantly cut down by the trademark chop tackle of Jack L, he is so adept at this now that I’m advised that Dan Lydiate comes round his house every Thu evening for lessons.

That elegant runner Tom Evans scored our fourth try of the half with a couple of lovely sidesteps before gliding under the posts, he’s a great finisher. Tom Converted.

Cam, our terrier of a winger got his just reward for some wonderful support play by going over for our fifth try in the corner after some lovely flowing rugby from our boys.

Sneggy hit back to get the last try of the half, powering over after being camped on our line for five minutes to score a well deserved try, which was a fair reward for their efforts in the half.

Second half:  Cae 45-12 Sneggy

Sneggy were on fire this half and dominated the first quarter of an hour, Nyle made a great break and nearly went the length of the pitch for a wonder try, just being denied by a last ditch effort in defence from Charlie.

From the line out Sneggy kept possession well and eventually scored to make it back to back tries for them in this game.

Was an incredible comeback on? Urm.. no... Big Lew put paid to that by grabbing the next try, crashing through to cap off a fine game where he battled hard on the ruck front line. Tom Converted.

The final try of the game was scored by Liam with a great snipe into the corner after good work by Jack E had set up good field position.

Man of the Match was Jack L for some incredible tackling combined with strong running in the loose, a well deserved accolade for a real battler.

The question now is can we keep this 2019 winning run going next week? Onwards and upwards with the green army!

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