Chairman Peter Rees previews the Swansea game

Croeso cynnes iawn i bawb o Glwb Rygbi Abertawe yn ol i Fanc Yr Eglwys heno! And a particularly warm welcome to former Drovers now representing the “all whites” after making their mark at Llandovery over recent seasons.
It can never be said that Welsh rugby is boring! Following a fantastic result against the old enemy and as we look forward to two great Celtic fixtures to take the grand slam, the off field developments, or should I say by now ditched developments, have given us all plenty to talk about and entertainment in the meantime! Unfortunately the Premiership clubs and supporters are all to familiar with the WRU’s capacity to instigate dramatic change based on the most tenuous of evidence but this time it would appear that some of the responsibility lies with the regions as well. What is clear is that “Project Reset” is going to bring some significant changes over the next couple of years and given the opportunity the WRU will continue with their North Wales “mission”. Time will tell what the implications will be for the Premiership and the Drovers.
Meanwhile the Premiership season continues to be very interesting throwing up some remarkable results and a variety of permutations around the relegation zone and the top three or four positions. Not least amongst the stand out results of last week end was Swansea’s victory against the Ironmen at St Helens, their tenth win from eleven fixtures, an excellent run of form by anyone’s standards. The Drovers, perhaps less remarkably, also had a good weekend returning to winning ways with a clean sheet and a bonus point win against lowly Neath which all helps to set the scene for the first of two fixtures which could very well define the season for both clubs. Both sides will be particularly focussed on the following cup fixture but neither will be underestimating the importance of this week end’s result. A home win will not only provide a psychological advantage in advance of the all important cup tie but will also keep our hopes for at least a top four league finish alive. Lets hope the return to more seasonal weather does not prevent both sides from expressing their preferred mode of play and in so doing providing a greater opener to a weekend when we celebrate the best that rugby can offer on the field rather than the off field nonsense!
I can’t miss the opportunity to also comment on the second XV fixture played last Friday evening against Nantgaredig. It was good to have a home fixture and a great game of rugby enjoyed by the players, of both sides, and the supporters alike. I am sure that all the locals who were present went away hoping that we will see more 2ndXV fixtures when surely they are allowed to join the national league.
Our Match Ball Sponsors tonight are Ceredigion Plumbing Supplies of Lampeter, I think sponsoring Llandovery for the first time so all the more welcome and appreciated!
Er Gwaethaf Pawb a Phopeth Ni Yma o Hyd! Ymlaen Y Porthmyn!
Peter Rees Cadeirydd/Chairman

Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19