BEST OF LUCK IN JAPAN WYN

 

BEST OF LUCK IN JAPAN WYN!

Pictured are members of Llandovery’s Junior Drovers before Llandovery’s Premiership game against RGC

writes Huw S Thomas

The banner carried all the good wishes of the group to ex-Junior Drover Wyn Jones who was selected for Wales’s opening game at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Jones – born and bred in the area – was a member of the Junior Drovers from the age of seven and played all his youth rugby at Church Bank before graduating to the 1st XV and then on to the Scarlets.

He was never selected for the Scarlets U16 and U18 squad or any national age group squad and sets a fitting example of young talent that can be easily missed in their formative years but who can graduate to great things through the junior section of WRU clubs.

He is one of many young Drovers who since the formation of the Junior Drovers back in 1992 by Dai and Helen Thomas who has gone through to the Drovers top team.

Much of the success of Llandovery’s good showing in the Premiership in recent years is down to the solid grounding  received in one of the club’s junior sides.

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6