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Ruthin RFC | 2nd Team 27 - 16 Wrexham RFC | 2nd Team

Match Report
23 August 2021 / Team News

Ruthin 2s Continue Unbeaten Start

Wrexham 2nds arrived at Cae Ddol on Saturday to be greeted by traditional British Summer weather of driving rain and wind. Luckily by kick off the weather had improved, to allow what ended up being a fast flowing game.

With no 1st team game for either side both teams were able to bolster their squads with some fringe players from their 1sts. Ruthin were also buoyed by the return of manager Pedr Jones from honeymoon.  

Wrexham were the quickest out the blocks and raced into a 10 point lead inside 10 mins. This woke Ruthin up and they soon realised that it was the hard yards upfront that were needed. Steered by veteran scrum half, Iwan Thomas, who moved his forwards into position like a grand master chess player, albeit one who has acquired a questionable Irish accent, Ruthin worked their way into the opposition 22. After a wave of attacks Ruthin crashed over the line through Ryan ‘Tank’ Roberts. A second try soon followed as winger Jack Cooledge finished a well worked backs move to score in the corner to make it 10-10. 

As the half wore on Ruthin continued to pile on the pressure up from and it was Dillon Edwards who profited from a good driving maul to touch down and make it 15-10 at the half. 

An early 2nd half penalty for Wrexham made it 15-13 but this was against the run of play and Ruthin soon took control. Fly half Morgan Sanderson who was calmly controlling the game from outside half worked Ruthin into the opposition 22 again  before a beautiful miss pass put Jack Cooledge into the corner for his second try  of the match. The conversion out wide made it 22-13. Ruthin made some changes and brought on centre Eti Fidow who’s first carry resulted in a collision that registered on the Richter scale! 

Wrexham continued to battle hard and another penalty brought them to within six points. Ruthin upped their game again to reply, Huw Parry was finding space in the back line but didn’t quite have the pace to finish any of the opportunities. It was flanker Carwyn Owen who sealed the victory for the blues with their 5th and final try to make it 27-16. A really good game and a credit to both clubs. 

The Blues are home next Saturday against Rhos, Kick off 14.30. 

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