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 21 17 0 4 612 340 86
Cardiff 21 16 1 4 647 430 81
Pontypridd 20 16 0 4 714 357 78
Ebbw Vale 21 15 1 5 474 348 71
Llandovery 21 13 1 7 572 381 66
Aberavon 20 13 2 5 440 382 63
Newport 21 12 2 7 526 489 63
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 19 10 0 9 496 410 56
Carmarthen Quins 22 10 0 12 456 420 53
Swansea 20 10 0 10 467 416 51
Llanelli 21 6 1 14 411 546 34
Bridgend Ravens 19 6 0 13 362 472 33
Cross Keys 20 5 1 14 432 648 33
Bedwas 21 5 1 15 441 614 30
Bargoed 20 3 0 17 361 683 18
Neath 19 1 0 18 287 762 3