Sunday, 31 October 2010

Ponty Report

Sorry to report that one of the Ponty lads, Rhodri, broke his arm just above the wrist after a nasty fall this morning. We send all our best wishes from the Mumbles players and parents for a speedy recovery. A real shame after a fixture played in such good spirit on both sides.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Sunday 31st Oct: Pontardawe

The Crusaders will be travelling to Pontardawe this Sunday. Teamer invites have been sent out, please respond with your availability. As it is a long trip, we'll be taking a small squad to maximise game time. Here is the expected team:

Lloyd, Cian, Max, Sam Wade, Rhodri, Rhys C, Keiran, Cam, Nathan, Ben, Will, Ryan, Oliver

Meeting time is 10:30 (please check for any changes in kick off time) at Pontardawe RFC. Directions are a little tricky (players often end up in the nearby Pontardawe Leisure Centre playing fields by accident). Take the A4067 out of Swansea, straight to Pontardawe. On the first roundabout at Ponty, take the second exit (still on A4067) then at the next roundabout (A474) take the exit on the right. This is a straight road, and a dead end, that takes you directly to the playing fields. Map here, see green arrow for pitches.

Get well soon James and other stuff

James Parker goes on the latest list of arm injuries - get well soon James.

Keiran Morris is now out of plaster and it has been good to see him down at matches.

Also, it was great to see the support for the boys on Sunday in the South Gower game. We only chose a small squad to allow maximum game time.

HOWEVER, we didn't realise that some of the players were keen to play against schoolmates. The fixture card is on the right hand side of the blog. If there are any particular games coming up that are important, then please tell us.

CLIFTON - November 28th (Sunday), we are going to take a trip to Clifton for some training and a game. Clifton is just off the motorway at Cribbs Causeway beside a small shopping centre I believe. The plan is to play and then wander into that shopping centre and perhaps catch a movie. For those souls who wish to wander off into the shopping centre, then they will have a chance to do this.

TENBY - December either 18th/19th. We are going to Tenby to play, probably on a Sunday. They have 28 boys on their books, so we can play lots of rugby, then repair to Tenby to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Team for this Sunday

Training tonight at 5 til 6 as usual at Underhill

Squad confirmed for South Gower this Sunday (24th October)
Rhys C, Rhys D, Tom G, Aled, Brad, Matthew, Keiron, Cam, Alex, Jack, Tom L, Zac, Sam Hyde Meet at Bishopston this Sunday at 10:30.

Team for the following weekend (31st October)
Max, Harry, Ben, Keiron, Cam, Nathan, Sam Wade, Rhodri, Oliver, Ryan, Will, Lloyd
Venue and time tbc

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Half Term coming up

First up - well done to all the boys today. A try-fest up in Cowbridge ended in a 9-9 draw, with the boys playing some superb rugby and leading throughout, only to see the strong Cowbridge side grab a draw at the death. A little closer to home the boys fought bravely against a tough Bonymaen team, eventually going down 7-3. The big home side were able establish a sizeable first half lead, but Mumbles never let their heads go down and fought back to edge the second half possession and scoring.

Coming up....
For half term, we expect a few players to be away, so will only have one match per weekend. If anyone is absent for either (or both) Sundays can they please let Mike G know asap, and we'll try our best to factor it in (

Thursday, 14 October 2010

This Weekend's Matches

Sunday October 17th

Two games again this weekend. Half the boys will be going to Cowbridge, and half to Bonymaen, so a tough weekend ahead for all! Teamer invites will be sent later today to confirm squads.