South Gower’s magnificent rugby display wins great admirers
South Gower RFC (under 16’s) completed their finest ever season with a successful tour of Holland and an academy of sport meeting with the Ospreys squad.
After a great Osprey’s cup campaign which saw them winning their pool and then losing narrowly to Bridgend Athletic in a closely fought semi final, the team embarked on their Dutch adventure sponsored by Peter Lynn & Partners and Physiotherapy Wales.
On Easter Saturday the team played in a tournament at RC Hookers on the outskirts of Rotterdam and played some sublime open rugby to lift the winner’s trophy late Saturday afternoon.
The following day the team headed north to Amsterdam to the RC Hilversum sport park to compete in a second tournament featuring teams from all over Europe. Once again the squad produced some free flowing rugby to beat teams from England, Holland and Lithuania winning their pool to reach the semi final of the competition.
Unfortunately a catalogue of injuries over the 2 days took their toll and the team were narrowly beaten by the eventual tournament winners – Harlow RFC in a closely fought semi final.
Gerald Williams, head coach said: “The boys were tremendous. We have had our best ever season competing on many fronts and the skill standard on view is a wonderful advert for Welsh Rugby. The whole coaching staff are proud of the team’s achievements and the attitude throughout is one of the main reasons for our success – simply magnificent.”
Team Manager Dai Wintle gave praise to the generous support provided by Peter Lynn of Peter Lynn and Partners and Dean Locking of Physiotherapy Wales. “Without their support this tour would not have been possible and we are extremely grateful for their donations.”