1) TWO WINNERS OF THE FIRST/LAST TRY COMPETITION

1) TWO WINNERS OF THE FIRST/LAST TRY COMPETITION

The fifth round of the competition – Llandovery v Ebbw Vale – saw two winners. The first try after eight minutes by hooker Marc Jones (No 2) got Rob Salt £50 and the last and second try – late in the second half – was scored by centre Rhodri Jones (No 12). It earned Nigel Clarke £50.

The next round is at the Llandovery v Newport game on December 8, 2018

2) END OF SEASON 23 CLUB GALA DINNER

The provisional date for the all inclusive black tie dinner is Friday 10 May 2019.

Please mark it in your diary.

Euros Evans, Simon Davies and Gareth Potter will be guests and have agreed to do a 45 minute Questions and Answers session for 23 Club members and guests.

Non 23 Club members will be able to purchase tickets for the dinner at £50 a head (to include 3 course meal, all wines and beers)

3) INTERNATIONAL TICKETS

Most members have now taken advantage of the free international tickets but orders are still being taken for two tickets for the remaining Autumn internationals. Orders for any one of the two games should be placed asap with Gina at the clubhouse (01550 721110) or by email to droversrfc@gmail.com

WALES V TONGA Sat 17 November 2018, 14:30 WALES V SOUTH AFRICA Sat 24 November 2018, 17:20

4) 10% DISCOUNT

West End Cafe continues to offer all 23 Club members a discount of 10% on food and beverage purchased at the cafe. Claim your 10% on production of your membership card.

5) ODDS

Bookmakers gave Ebbw Vale a + 10 start on Friday night but the Drovers only won by won by 6 points to give members who had backed Llandovery on the handicap a fruitless night.

Bookmakers Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook, Skybet and Bet 365 are all now offering odds on Principality games.

6) LIST OF MEMBERS (and their numbers) WITH MONEY WON SO FAR AFTER FIVE ROUNDS

1 HUW S THOMAS 2 ROB SALT (£50) 3 DOUG DAVIES (£50) 4 ALUN THOMAS 5ROBIN BARLOW (£100) 6 GARETH JONES 7 HOWARD POTTER 8 TONY WILLIAMS 9 MICKY GOUGH 10 EIRIAN DAVIES 11 PAUL ADAMS (£100) 12 NIGEL CLARKE (£50)13 PHIL RATCLIFFE 14 DEREK JONES (£50) 15 DAVID BOORER (£50) 16 DAI THOMAS 17 MARK VINCE 18 JOHN DAVIES 19 JOHN HERRING 20 DAN JONES 21 ROB HUNT 22 MARTIN REES 23 ANTHONY MAYNARD (£50)

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3