1XV

1XV v Usk (home) 03 Sep 2016

6-23 Loss

Disappointment for Monmouth at Usk

Monmouth began the new season away at Usk helped by a few veteran players given that several of their squad were unavailable. And in the first half it showed, as Usk took the game to them playing with much more purpose and power.

An early penalty for handling in a ruck brought the first points for Usk and soon after they spread the ball wide to put their right wing over untouched for an unconverted try near the corner.

Pen: S.Parsons (2)

Team 1xv v Usk 02-Sep

1st XV versus Usk
Away
Meet 12.30
Pre match - T.Shirt
Post Match - Shit Shirt

15. Sam Thomas
14. Morgen Jeffs
13. Andrew Davies
12. James Smith
11. Shaun Bronsan
10. Sam Parson - Captain
09. Dan White
08. Tom Hawkins
07. Callum Gleed
06. Dan Anstey
05. Mitchell Gleed
04. Jack Howells
03. Dean Bartlett
02. Leighton Phillips
01. Tom Green

16. Stacey Edwards
17. Jordan Holder
18. Josh Lebbon
19. Alan Hawkins
20. Matthew Edwards
21. Sam Hogan


1XV v Berry Hill (home) 27 Aug 2016

17-17 Draw

A Great Tribute To A 'Top Man'

Last Saturday was the setting for a clash on Chippenham between Monmouth and Berry Hill Squads which was well attended by members, young and old, from both towns in fond tribute to Ian 'Sedge' Seymour, coach and supporter of both sides over the years. Proceeds were earmarked for Velindre Hospital who did their utmost to spare everyone from their losing Ian.

1XV v New Panteg (home) 20 Aug 2016

Rugby returned to Monmouth when the local club played host on Chippenham last Saturday to both New Panteg and Andover brought there by Mark Wilding a well known former player.

The trial game format meant that they each played one another with keen competition all around but with Andover leading marginally on the scoreboard at least.

Monmouth were well served by a sizeable if relatively inexperienced squad which played well as a team for so early in the season although certain aspects, mainly involving the pack, still need some attention.

1XV v Newport HSOB (away) 01 Apr 2017

15-33 Loss

1XV v Hartridge (home) 25 Mar 2017

40-45 Loss

Victory in Defeat

Last Saturday, a very young Monmouth side, with an average age of just 22, played top of the League Hartridge RFC who have not lost a game all season. The match was once again played on Chippenham Playing Fields with the Kingfishers football team playing on the Sports Ground.

Experienced and well drilled, Hartridge RFC got off to a rampaging start. With scrums taken against the head by each side, which was to be the order of the day, play switched from one side to the other.

Tries: J.Grant, A.Nove, J.Smith, M.Davies
Conv: S.Parsons (4)
Pen. S.Parsons (4)

1XV v Blackwood Stars (home) 04 Mar 2017

cancelled

1XV v Blackwood Stars (away) 07 May 2016

39-45 Loss

Monmouth Near But Still Far Away

The final match of the season was played on one of the nicest days of the year with both sides keen to win as it affected league positions and pride, if not actual promotion or relegation.

Tries: J.Smith (2), S.Parsons, S.Oaten, C.Reed
Conv: S.Parsons (4)
Pen: S.Parsons (2)

1XV v Abercarn (away) 27 Apr 2016

7-60 Loss

Stern Test for Monmouth

A mid-week evening rearranged fixture is always difficult to fulfil, but when it is against a team bucking for promotion it promises to be doubly difficult.

And so it was to prove with only three regular 1st XV players in the starting line-up last Wednesday’s game at Abercarn but played at Newbridge saw the Monmouth youngsters 15 points down in as many minutes.

Tries: A.Ross
Conv: M.Tabb

1XV v New Tredegar (away) 16 Apr 2016

27-35 Loss

Monmouth Miss Double

Having beaten New Tredegar at home only the previous week, spirits were high of achieving the double on the journey to the Rhymney Valley, but they were dampened by the misleading diversion signs at the Heads of the Valleys roadworks which saw the kick off having to be significantly delayed.

The home team set off with great vigour and were first on the score–board within minutes with a penalty into the very brisk wind.

Tries: J.Smith, W.Korb
Conv: S.Parsons
Pen: S.Parsons (5)

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