Results and Reports

Wednesday 30th January 2019

Llandovery College vs Crawshays  Youth

Cancelled due to frozen pitch



Monmouth School  7pts vs Crawshays Youth U 18s 24pts



Kian Monaghan (Ysgol Rhydywaun), 

Tomas Workman (Newport High school),

Alex Varney (Crymych School / Scarlets), 

Josh Hughes (Cheltenham College / Welsh Exiles)



2  Iwan Burgwin (Newport HS / Newbridge RFC). 








CWRFC  Youth XV  (Under 18’s)   34     Independent Schools Lambs XV     17


A very enjoyable day was had by all which was topped off by an excellent performance by our squad in winning  34  -  17  against the Independent Schools Lambs XV.  Although the pitch was not the best following very heavy rain it proved to be a great leveller for both sides.


USK RFC welcomes Crawshays


Crawshays scorers were  : 


Will Holley  1 Try

Dafydd Gorry 1 Try, 

Dafydd Land 1 Try, 

Geraint Powell 2 Trys


Will Holley  3 Cons.    

Will Holley  1. Pens.


There were some notable performances from Captain  Ben Davies (Christ College, Brecon),   Will Holley (Mountain Ash RFC),  Matt Hodson and Hunter Aitken (Llandovery College),   Geraint Powell (Pembrokeshire College), Ewan Watson (Welsh Exiles) and Ben Morris (St. Johns the Baptist)  -  grandson of Dai Morris ! 


It was a special day for the Crawshays boys as the legendary Bryn Meredith (Wales & British Lions) was able to present the new players with their Club ties.     




  Llandovery College  1st XV     14     CWRFC  Youth XV  (Under 18’s)   29   

Try scorers  : 


Dafydd Land (Ysgol Bro Dinefwr/ Llandovery RFC)   3 tries.  

Dafydd Stonelake (Aberdare RFC)    1 try.

Geraint Powell (Coleg Sir Benfro/ Pembroke Dock Quins RFC)    1 try.

Conversions  : 

Taylor Phillips ( Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera)    2  cons.


Ysgol Dinefwr and Llandovery Youth scrum half Dafydd Land was the Crawshay’s hero with a well taken hat trick of tries against the College side writes Huw S Thomas.

In his first game for the famous invitation side, the 17 year old from Llangadog got a first minute try with a sniping run and followed up with two tries after the break to beat off the challenge of the Lilywhites.

In a game very well managed by international referee Claire Daniels of the Bristol Society, both sides made light of a heavy Tredegar Close pitch but it was the visitors who finished the stronger after some replacements upped the tempo in the last quarter.

Crawshay’s Chairman Dr Chris Williams congratulated both teams on playing attractive rugby in difficult conditions.

“It was good to see both sides go at it hammer and tongs without ever forgetting to move the ball  and attack space.” said the former Cambridge Blue.

“It was a credit to U18 rugby and proved that there is still a lot of talent outside the academies and regions, waiting to be identified.”

The College were missing some key players including their U18 international three-quarter Corey Baldwin and full back Tomi Lewis but hung bravely on to a 14-12 lead with 15 minutes to go.

Two first half tries from full back Anson Lau and centre Paul Pfisterer both converted by fly half Dan  Wainwright had answered the Ladd try in a hugely competitive game.

Powerful Pembs College wing Geraint Powell then got a try converted by fly half Taylor Phillips (Ysgol Ystalyfera) just before the break to make it 14-12.

Christ College Brecon flanker Ben Davies led Crawshay’s with huge gusto and some storming runs from the Breconian put his side into strong attacking positions.

The invitation side took the lead after the break with a try from St John’s School Merthyr hooker Dafydd Stonelakebut had to defend strongly as the College came back hard at them.

College centre Rhodri Davies and Wainwright looked threatening with ball in hand but Ben Davies and fellow back rower Huw Paulson (Monmouth School) were outstanding tacklers.

Neyland brothers prop James and No 8 Scott Buirds brought new urgency into the Crawshay’s game, both carrying strongly into the heart of the home defence.

Just when it looked one score would settle the result , up popped Man of the Match Land with a brace of tries , the try  for his hat trick coming from a kick and chase from near half way.

The sons of two former Cardiff and Welsh internationals in prop Alp Lewis and lock Stuart Roy showed up well for Crawshay’s

Centre Olly Lewis (Christ College) and lock Cameron Roy (Cowbridge CS) looked players of promise but the day belonged to Land who had Crawshay historians trying hard to remember the last time a debutant had scored a hat trick of tries for the club.

Llandovery College

Tries: A Lau, P Pfisterer

Cons: D Wainwright (2)

Crawshay’s Welsh

Tries: D Land (3), G Powell , D Stonelake

Con: T Phillips (2)

Huw S Thomas
Rugby World Schools Editor















Wednesday 23rd November 2016


 Christ College Brecon 10 pts vs Crawshays Youth 15 pts



Tuesday 18th October 2016

Monmouth School 8 pts vs Crawshays Youth 7 pts





True to their tradition of open rugby, Crawshays Youth – coached by former Pontypool and Wales hooker Nigel Meek - played some outstanding rugby to win the 2016 Portugal International Rugby Festival in Lisbon writes Huw S Thomas

The famous invitation side led by Cardiff Met flanker Jack Ferguson – one of only two U19 players in the squad – faced stiff opposition throughout the three days but came through strongly in the final to beat Myerscough College 31-0.

In the early rounds they had beaten Portuguese Belenenses RFC 12-5 and Chester 19-0 but lost narrowly 8-6 to Wasps Academy side Henley College.

They recovered well to ease past another Portuguese Direito RFC 25-0 and then gained revenge over Henley in winning 17-7 in the taut semi-final.

Crawshays reserved their best to last in outplaying the Myerscough College - the Sale Academy side - by five tries to nil.

Player of the Festival Ellis Jones (Caerleon CS) had another storming game in the centre to confirm his huge potential whilst there were notable contributions from skipper Ferguson and Carmarthen Quins hooker Ifan Phillips, son of former Wales hooker Kevin Phillips.

Try scorers in the final were Christ College Brecon flanker Sam Maggs, Ferguson, Hereford College No 8 Alex McGlynn, Monmouth School full back Ed Harper and Ysgol Bro Gwaun fly half Jake Jenkins.

St John’s Aberdare centre Will Holley kicked three conversions to take the Welsh boys cruising through.

Team Manager Mike Whitson was full of praise for players and coaches alike.

“The side improved leaps and bounds as the tournament progressed and to pip both the English academy sides from Wasps and Sale was a huge feather in their cap” said Whitson son of former Newport and Wales flanker Geoff Whitson.

“Coaches Nigel Meek,  Paul Armstrong and Jonny Watkins – helped by a certain All Black flanker in Xavier Rush – prepared the boys brilliantly for a tournament that is getting immeasurably stronger year after year.”

“The important thing in the tournament was that we continue the Crawshays free style  of rugby - win or lose - but it was certainly nice to come away winners ahead of some top opposition from over Offa’s Dyke for a record fifth time.”

Good morning all 


Hope you are well, I thought I would share the message below that I have received this morning from the parents of one of the players that accompanied us to Portugal.  It highlights why our Club is so special and unique in this  modern era of rugby and why we need to work hard to keep it going ! 


Cheers Mike




Hello Mike.


Having had a few days to recover and reflect, I would just like to say a few words about our experience.


I have travelled on several rugby tours over the years as have many of us but I can say with all sincerity that touring with Welsh Crawshays Youth this year was without doubt the best.


For a number of reasons really, including the organization and the tournament  but more than anything for us, it was the great camaraderie amongst the touring party from start to finish.


We were made to feel so welcome and part of everything that went on, its something that we have experienced with the Crawshays, since Williams first involvement.


The coaching team were an absolute star turn, offering just the right amount of Humour, encouragement and direction. They quickly earned the respect and affection of all the players, and was fully reflected in the effort that the players were prepared to put onto the field of play and how proud of the jersey they all were.


The rugby was at times breath taking, with all the lads making valuable contributions over the two days. The Icing on the cake was their handsomely deserved victory in the final but for me and Wills mum, what really stood out and we now understand of the Crawshays RFC is how superbly the tour party gelled over the 4 days; so many friendships were formed over the tour and I have no doubt will endure for many, many years to come.


The gesture of awarding the players in keeping their playing jersey as a memento, went down so well with the Lads, William has asked us to frame it for him to put up in his bedroom!


From our perspective as proud parents Crawshays RFC has given our Lads much more than was asked of them on the field and we sincerely thank you and all the coaching team for involving William this season.


I hope that his rugby and his behaviour lived up to the Crawshays expectation and that his attitude and performance merits and invitation to maybe take part next year.


I look forward to sharing some stories and a beer or two on the tour reunion whenever it maybe.


Please feel free to publish all or part of this letter to the website or anywhere else it may benefit as mine and Lisa's wholehearted thanks, endorsement and admiration for the concept and traditions of Crawshays Welsh RFC.


Very Best Regards.


Gerald Holley.



Saturday 2nd April  2016  -   Pool matches  : 

Belenenses RFC,  Portugal.   Win  -  12  -  5.

Chester RUFC,  Wales.    Win  -  19  -  0.  

Henley College,  Coventry,  England.   Lost   -   6  -  8. 

Sunday 3rd April  2016    -  Finals day  :          

Quarter Final   -   Direito RFC,  Portugal.   Win  -  25  -  0.      (Direito RFC are the National Champions of Portugal) 

Semi  Final  -  Henley College,  Coventry, England.   Win    17  -  7.  


Final   -  Myerscough College,  England   Win   31  -  0.    

Try scorers in the final were  :  Sam Maggs (Christ College),  Jack Ferguson (Cardiff Met/Welsh Exiles),  Alex McGlynn (Hereford College/Abergavenny RFC),  Ed Harper (Monmouth School / Penallta RFC)  and  Jake Jenkins (Bro Gwaun / Crymych RFC). 

Conversions x 3  Will Holley  (St. Johns Aberdare / Mountain Ash RFC)   


Our coaching team of Nigel Meek,  Paul Armstrong, Johnny Watkins and Xavier Rushdid a great job of preparing the team for each match, and it must be said that we all think that the standard of the opposition has very much improved, in particular the Portuguese teams over the 5 years that I personally have been involved with attending the event.   The tournament was very well organised and our hosts and the tournament organisers Move Sport (Antonio the VP that always

attends our Club Dinner) and his staff were very helpful at all times.   




True to their tradition of open rugby, the famous invitation side ran in six sparkling tries without reply against their independent schools opponents writes Huw S Thomas.


Making light of the heavy underfoot conditions, they ran and passed from first to last to entertain a good Tredegar Close crowd.


The College had beaten Mount St Mary’s from Sheffield 29-5 four days before but were always on the back foot against the visitors.


Leading the way for Crawshay’s was Bro Dinefwr skipper and right wing Harry Lloyd who grabbed a brace of second half tries with some deadly finishing.


Quick and nimble, Lloyd skimmed over the awful surface as his side stretched their 7-0 half time lead to 34-0 with a combination of slick handling and excellent support to eventually run the Lilywhites off their feet.


In the first half the College had restricted the visitors to the one try, scored by fly half and Man of the Match Jake Jenkins (Bro Gwaun, Fishguard) and converted by centre Will Holley (St John Baptist CS, Merthyr).


If Jenkins provided the neat touches, it was Holley who was the main cutting edge behind the scrum and who was invariably involved in most that went on in attack.


Up front Bro Dinefwr prop Iwan Madoc Jones, Christ College No 8 Sam Maggs, Coleg Powys flanker Liam Forkings, Abersychan CS back row Taine Basham and Framlingham College lock Ben Parry all caught the eye.


Behind the scrum the Christ College pair of scrum half Osian Morgan and wing Luke Roberts and Bro Morgannwg centre Rhys Evans – son of former Wales fly half David Evans -  made valuable contributions alongside Jenkins and Holley.


Five second half tries by Lloyd (2) Holley, Basham and Coleg Sir Gar replacement back Ifan Rees  Phillips plus a Holley conversion did for the College for whom lock Cai Devine and No 8 Ianto Jones never stopped trying in the pack.


Despite few chances fly half Ewan Starling and full back Tomi Lewis made an impression with Starling denied a first half try by knocking on his chip ahead in the Crawshay’s in goal area.


Crawshay’s Welsh


Tries: N Lloyd (2), J Jenkins, W Holley, T Basham, I Rees Phillips


Cons: W Holley (2)





Firstly, many thanks to those of you that were able to attend the “Youth XV” match at Christ College, Brecon on Saturday.  A good day was had by all and after a closely contested match we were able to hold out and win the fixture 19 – 18 !  In the absence of coaches Nigel Meek and Jonny Watkins who had Club commitments Paul “Strong Arms” Armstrong stepped up to the plate along with his assistant and guest coach on the day former Cardiff Blues and All Black Xavier Rush to organise our young team who played some great rugby at times in true Crawshay’s style.   I have attached some match day photos and the team list for the website (Howard and Rich) and can confirm that our scorers were :  

Tries  x 3 

Ellis Jones  -  Caerleon CS / Caerleon RFC 

Alex McGlynn  (Capt)  -  Hereford College / Abergavenny RFC 

Owen Hughes  -  Monmouth School  

Cons  x 2

Joel Mahoney  -  Newport HS  /  Garndiffaith RFC 

Final Score   CWRFC  19  -  18  CCB  1st XV  

We play our next fixture against Llandovery College on Wednesday 20th January 2016


Many thanks again for your continued support to the Youth section,  

Best wishes 


Mike Whitson

Youth Team Secretary

Crawshays Welsh RFC 

Office : 01633 874466

Mobile : 07774 789239

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Thursday 15th October 2015

Crawshays Welsh Rugby Football Club Youth 38 v Monmouth School 23

Everyone present witnessed a superb advert for rugby football, played in the best traditions of Crawshays Rugby in the very best spirit. Despite fielding what we were told to be a young and inexperienced side, Monmouth played superbly well and created 3 tries and made Crawshays fight very hard during a second half come back in order to win the game.

As Crawshays Chairman Chris Williams so rightly said,  a fairer result would probably have been for Monmouth to have scored one more try for an 8 point gap in the scores. Nonetheless, Mike Whitson and his coaching team will be pleased to have got a victory from, what traditionally is, a tough season opener and will look forward now to Christ College Brecon on 29th Novembe 2015.


Crawshays Scorers


Tries                      -              Lloyd Ivins


Tom Davies


Gethin Bennett


Josh Moore


Taine Basham


Frank Crosby


Conversions       -              Louis O’Brien


                                                Matt Bancroft


                                                Joel Mahoney x 2


Monmouth School


                                                3 Tries


                                                1 Conversion


                                                2 Penalties



Independent Schools RFC – Lambs XV  versus CRAWSHAY’S WELSH RFC Youth XV     


Final Score  :     17   -   22   


Crawshay’s Tries :  Josh James,  Matt Bancroft,  Owain Leonard 

Cons :  Cameron Trowbridge x 2  

Pens :  Matt Bancroft







Clwb Rygbi Crawshay’s Youth (Under 18) XV Versus Christ College Brecon 1st XV


Wednesday 26th November 2014  - Kick off 2.15pm.                



WIN 12-10






 Tom Fulcher  - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr, Llandeilo        


                         Jake Furness  -  Porthcawl RFC 


                         Dale Thomas – Brynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend


                         Ben Davies  - Brynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend               


                         Connor Davies  -  Coleg Gwent, Ebbw Vale / Beaufort RFC


                         Emlyn Luxton  -  Builth Wells High School / Builth Wells RFC


                         Josh Novell  - Bede’s School, Sussex / Welsh Exiles


                         Christian Long  -  Porthcawl RFC


                         Lewis Brennan  -  Brynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend


                         Ioan Edwards  -  Neath Port Talbot College / Brecon RFC


                         Jack Ferguson  -  Kingsbridge College, Devon / Welsh Exiles


                         Liam Forkings  -  Builth Wells High School  /  Builth Wells RFC     


                         Llyr Davies  -  Crymych RFC  








            Aron Hemmings  -  Ysgol Bro Dinefwr,  Llandeilo 


                        Harry Jenkinson  -  Builth Wells High School / Builth Wells RFC 


                        Steffan Roberts  -  Burry Port  RFC 


Sam Laity  -  Stanwell Comprehensive School   /  Penarth RFC  


Liam Willcock  -  Neath Port Talbot College / Gwernyfed RFC 


Tom Reynolds  -  Monmouth CS /  Cinderford RFC    


Gethin Gibby  -  Ysgol Gyfun Preseli / Narberth RFC


Tom Carleton  -  Kirkham Grammar School, Preston  /  Welsh Exiles  


Joel Mahoney  -  Abersychan CS / Garndiffaiith RFC     






Coaches :   Nigel Meek, Paul Armstrong, Johnny Watkins


Physiotherapist :  Jerry Williams


Committee / Helpers !  Dawson Evans, Nick Dooley, Richie Goodey, Steve “Snickers” Jones, Mike Whitson.         




  We had 17 new players in our squad of 22 many of whom were from the local area and all played an active part in a very competitive game.   Our side was captained by Christian Long of Porthcawl RFC  who had an excellent game in the back row.  After a thrilling finish to the match in which Crawshay’s defended bravely against a final Brecon onslaught which resulted in a try in the last movement of the match Crawshay’s were deserved winners  12 – 10 !   Crawshays scored a first half try through industrious second row forward  Emlyn Luxton of Builth Wells RFC  and a fantastic 50 metre effort from Welsh Athletics International sprinter and Crawshay’s wing Tom Reynolds of Monmouth Comprehensive School / Cinderford RFC. There were notable performances from Welsh Exiles  Josh Novell,  Jack Ferguson and Tom Carleton (son of John Carleton  England and British Lion) and young Abersychan Comprehensive School  and current Dragons U – 16 outside half Joel Mahoney.    


Try scorers for Crawshays were :      


Emlyn  Luxton  - Builth Wells RFC 

Tom Reynolds  -  Monmouth Comp School  / Cinderford RFC

Cons  -  Joel Mahoney  -  Abersychan Comp School   /  Garndiffaith RFC



Clwb Rygbi Crawshay’s Welsh RFC (Under 18) XV versus Monmouth School RFC 1st XV 

Thursday 16th October 2014   -   KO. 2.30PM.   

Win 22-15 


Tries  -   Matt Davies,  Jack Williams,  Owain Leonard

Cons  -  Sam Watkins  x2 

Penalty  -  Joel Marney.

Match Squad

Sam Scanlon -  Radyr HS / Pentyrch RFC

Dafydd Stonelake - Coleg y Cymoedd,  RCT.

Jack Williams -  Cross Keys College / Abergavenny RFC (Captain)

Connor Davies - Beaufort RFC / Coleg Gwent, Ebbw Vale. 

Ben Jones -  Radyr HS / Pentyrch RFC 

Marcus Jones – Newport HS / Pontypool Utd RFC  

Josh Lilley - Cross Keys College  /  Pontypool Utd RFC

William Hope -  St Johns School, Aberdare  / Aberdare RFC. 

Alex McGlynn -  Hereford College / Abergavenny RFC 

Will Goodey -  Chepstow CS / Caerleon RFC 

Caelan May – Abersychan CS / Talywain RFC  

Owain Leonard -  YG Gwyn LLyw  /  Abergavenny RFC 

Sam Watkins -  Newport HS  /  Garndiffaith RFC 

Sam Laity -  Stanwell  CS  /  Penarth RFC  (Vice Captain)

Steffan Roberts -  Burry Port RFC 

Ellis Jones -  Caerleon CS  /  Caerleon RFC

Rob Wainwright -  Caerleon CS  / Caerleon RFC  

Matthew Davies - St John’s School Aberdare / Aberdare RFC

Matt Bancroft -  Newport HS / Garndiffaith  RFC 

Joel Marney - Abersychan CS / Garndiffaith RFC    

Garyn Payne - Coleg y Cymoedd / Aberdare RFC

See home page for Team Photograph




Penarth Youth 



Lost  15  -  14


Try scorers  :   Lewis Bates,  Jordan Peake


Cons  :   Iolo Morgan (2)     






Portugal Youth Festival


11th April 2014 - 13th April 2014


Group Stages


  1. Bolton College RFC - Won  68  -  0

Try scorers :   Jack Fielding,  Callum Jones,  Rory Bartle,  Artie Williams,  Rory Hammond,  George Gasson,  Owen Davies,  Joe Kruger Williams (3)

Cons :  Callum Jones (4),  Iolo Morgan  (5)   


  1. Agronomia RFC -  Won  53 - 0

Try scorers :  Owen Davies,  Joe Kruger Williams,  Josh James, Louis Garland,  Jack Vaughan, Rory Hammond (2)

Cons  :  Iolo Morgan (3)  Callum Jones (3) 

  1. Cas Cais RFC - Won  31 -  0

Try scorers  :   Trafford Squire,  Will Guy,  Iestyn James,  Callum Jones (2)

Cons  :   Iolo Morgan  (3)



Semi Final


Biarritz Rugby Academy RFC - Lost  0  -  3 


Play Off 3rd Place


Colstons School,  Bristol - Won  21 – 0  


Try scorers :   Joe Kruger Williams,  Iestyn James (2)

Cons :   Iolo Morgan  (3) 








Crawshays Youth V Llandovery Jan 2014

The famous invitation side made light of the bog like conditions on Tredegar Close to score two converted tries and register their first win against the College since 2010 writes Huw S Thomas

A try in each half was enough in a game far more closely contested than the score line suggests, the clincher coming in the very last movement of the action.

Crawshay’s had gone down narrowly to both Monmouth Schools and Christ College but Team Manager Mike Whitson strengthened his side considerably in the light of Llandovery’s good season.

All 30 players set out to play the fast and open game that their traditions demanded but Llandovery dominated the first quarter both in possession and territory.

The Lilywhites hardly missed the influence of skipper and hooker Dafydd Hughes and scrum half Harri Randall in the early exchanges and did most of the attacking.

Hooker Dan James, prop Josh Crawford and the back row of Alex Grey, Kieran Mudd and Noah Callaghan were prominent in the loose and centres Ben Phillips and Adam Turner probed hard but the Crawshay’s tackling was all embracing.

Skipper and hooker Ifan Phillips (Ysgol Preseli) – son of former Neath and Wales hooker Kevin Phillips – led from the front and there was some terrific work from the back row of Jacob Lewis (Christ College), Artie Williams (Ysgol Plasmawr) and Will Adams.

Lewis – son of ex-Wales back row Emyr Lewis - and Williams – son of ex Wales flanker Owain Williams - worked non stop in the covering defence but Builth product Adams, now studying A levels at the College was particularly outstanding against his own schoolmates.

.A moment of real magic gave Crawshay’s the lead when Monmouth School full back Rory Hammond gathered a loose kick on half way and skimmed over the mud to beat four men on his way to a sensational solo try.

Centre Callum Jones (Filton College) converted and with the confidence that comes from an against the run of play score, Crawshay’s got parity of possession.

Locks Alun Thomas (Tregib CS) and Jonny Charnley (Ellesmere College) showed up well in tight and loose as did the solid front row of Josh James (St John’s RC, Aberdare), the rugged Phillips and Jordan Southway (Monmouth School).

It was nip and tuck after the break but the College could not find a way through despite a darting break from full back James Davies.

In the last action of the day, Christ College centre and skipper Alex Davies capped a strong all round display with the killer try, converted by excellent fly half Joe Scrivens (Ysgol Cwm Rhymni).

Crawshay’s Welsh

R Hammond (Monmouth School); T Squires (Newport HS), C Jones (Filton College), A Davies (Christ College), Joseph Williams ((Cardiff HS); J Scrivens (Ysgol Cwm Rhymni), J Jonathan (Filton College); J James (St John’s RC, Aberdare), I Phillips (Ysgol Preseli) (capt), J Southway (Monmouth School), A Thomas (Tregib CS), J Charmley (Ellesmere College), W Adams (Llandovery College), A Williams (Ysgol PLasmawr), J Lewis (Christ College)

Replacements used:Will Guy (KH VIII CS, Abergavenny), H Milledge (Pantycelyn HS), L Garland (St David’s College, Cardiff), M Davies (Monmouth School), S Sellick (Stanwell CS, Penarth), M Davies (Tregib CS), T Benjamin (Ellesmere College)




Thursday 20th November 2013



Christ College Brecon    6  






Christ College chalked up a rare win over the invitation side thanks to two very well struck second half penalties from fly half James Newey writes Huw S Thomas.



The last win over Crawshay’s was back in 1998 when centre Owen Williams – son of current Crawshay’s Chairman Chris Williams – led the side to a famous 46-17 victory, helped by a hat trick of tries from wing Rupert Bentley-Smith.



The Breconians under hard working captain and centre Alex Davies rose to the challenge of taking on a side that has beaten them heavily in recent years, overturning a 5-0 half time deficit to run out deserved winners. Lighter but more mobile, Christ College backs and forwards showed good levels of fitness and huge defensive resolve in the dying minutes to keep out a series of pounding attacks on their goal line.



In a grand team effort there were notable contributions from flankers Abdul Alothman and Alex Ryan and the outweighted but combative front row of Paul Pascall Jones, Sam Maggs and Joe Parker. Skipper Davies was everywhere the action seemed to be and Newey kept a very cool head in the wet and chilly conditions to hit two vital angled 35 metre penalties.


The bulk and size of the Crawshay’s pack led by King Henry VIII CS Abergavenny prop Will Guy posed a lot of early problems for the home side.



No 8 Tom Hawkins (Monmouth CS) often made good ground and Filton College scrum half Jac Jonathon probed for gaps but good Brecon covering and last ditch tackling kept the score to the one try in the first half.



Monmouth CS fly half Max Senior put in St Cenydd CS right wing George Gasson for a corner try and the other Crawshay’s wing Llandovery’s Kieran Elliott – a Trecastle boy - proved a powerful runner on the left, twice coming close to scoring. A raft of half time changes may have affected the visitors effort but new fly half Joseph Scrivens (Ysgol Cwm Rhymni) looked a very promising fly half in creating some good openings.



The energy and commitment of the home effort was outstanding and when pressure on the Crawshay’s defence brought penalties, Newey gave them the lead with 10 minutes to go.


The invitation side threw everything at the College defence late on and Builth HS wing Joe Price was all but over in the corner. Waves of battering charges found no way through skipper Davies and his players to leave the Brecon boys utterly jubilant albeit wholly exhausted at the final whistle.



Christ College


Pens: J Newey (2)


Crawshay’s Welsh


Try: George Gasson




Thursday 17th October 2013



Monmouth School    21  





Crawshay Try scorers:



Ryan Wilson   -  Left Wing  


Arwel Robson     -    Outside Half





Arwel Robson - 1 Convesraion,  1  Penalty.











Crawshays Youth XV    34

PENARTH Youth    14

Friday 29th March 2013 @ Maidenhead RFC K.O. 12.30pm


Try Scorers:









     Henry Palmer - Monmouth Boys School / Cross Keys RFC - Hooker / Back row

James Johnson – Crosskeys RFC – Loose Head Prop

Ryan Morgan – Abergavenny RFC – Loose Head Prop

Daniel Wall – Nantyglo RFC - Hooker

James Smedley – Builth Wells RFC - Tight Head Prop

Josh James - St. Johns RC School / Merthyr RFC - Tight Head Prop  

Daniel Hill - Radyr Comprehensive School / Pontypool United RFC - Lock

Tom Crowley - Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr / Swansea Uplands RFC – Lock / No. 8

Bentley Halpin – Christ College Brecon - Back Row    

Callum Davies – Croesyceiliog RFC - Back Row

Jack Goodey – Pontypool United RFC - Back Row

Kieran Mattox – Aberavon Green Stars RFC - Back Row

     Evan Whitson – Monmouth Boys School   - Front Row / Back Row



Owen Davies - Monmouth Boys School - Scrum Half / Outside Half

Aaron Bidgood - Caerphilly RFC – Scrum Half

Kieran Meek -  Abertillery Youth RFC - Outside Half / Centre  

Brandon Kent – Croesyceiliog RFC - Wing         

Jack Johnson – Caerphilly RFC - Centre     

Jack Lowthom – Hartpury College - Wing

Edward (Ted) Senior – Monmouth CS / Monmouth RFC – O/H / Centre  

    William Hayward – Hartpury College - Full Back      

     Foard Cooksley – Aberavon Green Stars RFC – Utility Back






Results and Reports






Crawshays Youth XV    8


Independent School Lambs XV    12


Saturday 9th February 2013 @ Maidenhead RFC K.O. 12.30pm



 The above fixture was played at Maidenhead RFC on their new 4G pitch in very cold, wintry conditions.

The Crawshay’s XV started incredibly well against a larger, well drilled outfit and managed to build an 8 – 0 lead at the interval. The second half saw the Lambs being more adventurous as they strove to break the Crawshay’s stranglehold. On the 2 occasions they managed to break out, they scored 2 tries and a conversion and took a 12 – 8 lead. Despite the Crawshay’s team’s best endeavours, the Lambs managed to hold on to this lead at the final whistle. The attitude and spirit of the Crawshay’s squad was admirable in the face of quality opposition.


The game was played in a fantastic spirit and the welcome we received, amazing. 




Jordan Southway (Monmouth Boys School/ Cayman Islands U-19 XV)


Keiran Meek - (Abertillery Youth RFC/ Cross Keys College) 


Youth V Lambs








Wednesday 26th September 2012   -   Llandovery College Lost 0 – 21

Thursday 18th October 2012   -   Monmouth School   Lost 0 – 41

Wednesday 21st November 2012 - Christ College Brecon Won 28 – 10




  1. Penarth YouthGood Friday - 6th April 2012

Penarth Youth XV   15 v   15   Crawshays   - Draw







Portugal International Youth Rugby Festival



Group Matches (Saturday 31st March 2012)


Trojans RFC (England) 0 v 5 Crawshays    - Win.

Cascais RFC (Portugal) 0 v 44 Crawshays   - Win.

Belenenses RFC (Portugal) 0 v 19 Crawshays - Win


Knock out stages (Sunday 01st April 2012)



Semi Final


St. Julians International College (Portugal) 0 v 36 Crawshays - Win



Biarritz Olympique Rugby Academy XV 13 – 20 Crawshays - Win


Man of the Match - Keiran Meek (Outside Half)









































































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