1XV

1XV v RTB Ebbw Vale (home) 15 Apr 2017

62-0 Win

Within five minutes of the start of last Saturday's home fixture against RTB Ebbw Vale the prospect of a win looked good with deep breaks first by scrum half White taken on by left wing Mobbs-Morgan and soon after by No 8 Hawkins all of which took some stopping. Apart from a strong cross-wind from the north west that might trouble goal-kickers, the conditions were set fair for a running, high-scoring game. And so it turned out to be.

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1XV v Oakdale (home) 08 Apr 2017

19-26 Loss

Near Run Thing at Oakdale

On the best Spring day seen by many visitors to Oakdale, the firm dry conditions and strong sunshine looked likely to tell a tale or two by the end of this 'must win' game for Oakdale.

With Monmouth having belated beaten them at home before Christmas, Oakdale were in a final chase for promotion and determined to succeed. Monmouth on the other hand were a much changed and inexperienced side.

Try: P.Smith, M.Davies, ???
Conv: D.Williams (2)

1XV v Fleur De Lys (home) 11 Mar 2017

21-23 Loss

Missed Opportunities

Missed opportunities cost Monmouth dear when with a last minute attack Fleur de Lys stole the honours.

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1XV v Chepstow (home) 18 Feb 2017

7-20 Loss

Monmouth miss opportunities

Chepstow 20 Monmouth 7

With an immense challenge of playing away against second in the league Chepstow with several of the squad having to support in spirit only due to injuries, Monmouth set about their task up the slope with a vigour and determination which initially took the hosts aback.

Tries: A.Nove
Conv: S.Parsons

1XV v Llanhilleth (home) 04 Feb 2017

58-21 Win

Monmouth back to bonus winning ways.

On an unusually greasy Sports Ground pitch due to previous rain, Monmouth needed to show they had recovered their confidence after the drubbing they had received at Caerphilly and this they did in almost complete style.

The first scrum set the scene with Monmouth forcing a penalty and from the ensuing line-out the ball moved across field to the right where 'big Jono', their Kiwi 2nd row, was on hand to dive over for his maiden try for the Club, complet a strong charge for the line by Green, a young prop whose confidence grows with every game.

Tries: J.Pahulu, J.Sparey, A.Nove, K.Mobbs-Morgan (3), T.Hawkins (2), L.Goddard, S.Parsons
Conv: S.Parsons (4)

1XV v Caerphilly (home) 28 Jan 2017

7-81 Loss

Sound 13 try beating for Monmouth

After the high of last week when beating New Tredegar 60-5, the tide was truly turned when visiting Caerphilly last Saturday.

It was always going to be a tough call as Caerphilly are having a strong resurgence this season, but to come away defeated 81-7 (or 13 tries to 1) despite significant forced changes to the team gives cause for alarm.

The opening try, run back from a deep kick, with full back Candy evading 6 tackles to score under the posts, may have been due to the Monmouth boys still mentally being on the coach.

Tries: S.Nuove
Conv: P.Emmanuelli

1XV v New Tredegar (home) 21 Jan 2017

60-5 Win

Nine Try Bonanza For Monmouth

Having failed to crack Amman Utd. away the week before in Cup rugby, in far better playing conditions at the Sports Ground last Saturday, Monmouth again displayed their improving team-work and confidence to beat visitors, New Tredegar, by nine tries to one and gain a try scoring bonus point at the same time.

Numerous individuals stood out but pre-eminent amongst them was captain and flanker Tom Rees who seemed to be everywhere in defence or attack, assisting unselfishly in the scoring of many tries as well as landing two of his own.

Tries: D.Hellard, Smith, L.Goddard, T.Green (2), T.Rees (2), S.Parsons, K.Mobbs-Morgan
Conv: P.Emanuelli (6)
Pen: P.Emanuelli

1XV v Amman Utd (away) 14 Jan 2017

7-18 Loss

Monmouth Exit Cup as West Proves Best

Tries: T.Hawkins
Conv: S.Parsons

1XV v RTB Ebbw Vale (home) 07 Jan 2017

10-7 Win

A Tense Finish for Monmouth

In a game that Monmouth dominated territorially against RTB Ebbw Vale last Saturday, tensions still abounded at the very end as Monmouth struggled to break the local defences and their opponents defended valiantly, looking to counter-attack to steal victory whenever they regained control of the ball.

Tries: Smith
Conv: P.Emanuelli
Pen: P.Emanuelli

1XV v Usk (home) 26 Dec 2016

27-7 Win

Sweet Revenge for Monmouth

With the still raw memories of last year's drubbing at Usk and with The Druids having lost 11-10 this last Boxing Day morning, Monmouth's 1st XV needed little encouragement before a record crowd of around 1000. And as is there current style they set about their task with vigour beneath clear blue skies, sensibly playing with the bright sun behind their backs before it could become a possible hindrance in the second half.

Tries: D.White (2), S.Parsons
Conv: S.Parsons (3)
Pen: S.Parsons (2)

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