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 14 12 0 2 416 211 59
Pontypridd 14 11 0 3 504 277 54
Cardiff 14 10 0 4 413 272 49
Ebbw Vale 14 10 0 4 298 228 48
Aberavon 14 10 0 4 345 281 46
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 14 8 0 6 358 281 43
Newport 14 9 0 5 338 335 41
Llandovery 14 8 0 6 399 253 41
Carmarthen Quins 14 7 0 7 312 276 37
Swansea 14 5 0 9 280 310 27
Llanelli 14 4 1 9 297 393 24
Cross Keys 14 3 1 10 317 480 23
Bedwas 13 4 0 9 270 371 22
Bridgend Ravens 13 4 0 9 211 359 22
Bargoed 13 3 0 10 259 443 17
Neath 13 1 0 12 222 469 9