Despite building a 12-0 lead in the first quarter of an hour, with tries through Dai Langdon – a brilliant solo effort from his own half – and a Catch’n’Kynes, it was the 17th minute dismissal of Cameron Regan that proved the undoing of Ebbw Vale at Rodney Parade on Sunday afternoon. Newport fought back to 15-8 by half time by half time as Dany Haymond and Matt O’Brien exchanged penalties and Nicky Boyce crossed for a try. Ebbw’s organised and aggressive defending largely nullified Newport’s advantage but a second O’Brien penalty and his conversion of Adam Sabri’s try secured the 4 points for the home side.
Dan Haymond, Stefan Thomas, James Lewis, Dominic Franchi, Toby Fricker; Dai Langdon, Dai Jones; Ross Jones, Rhys Francis, Rob Sevenoaks; Lance Randall, Rhys Clarke; Cameron Regan, Ronny Kynes (capt), Lewis Young.
Bench: Joe Franchi, Joel Harries, Josh James, Kristian Parker, Ben Papp, Sam Ireland, Callum Hall, Srdan Majkic.
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It was with great sadness that we learned, from his son Kim, that Jack Lawrence, our scrum-half of the early 50s, has died aged 92. Club scribe and historian, the inimitable Roy ‘Rel’ Lewis, remembers him well, and said, “Jack Lawrence was one of our greatest scrum-halves and an important member of the Ebbw Vale […]Read More