WRU Championship: Narberth 8-50 Pontypool

Pontypool showed just why they are champions, and favourites to win the Championship again, by easily ending Narberth’s run of three straight wins while extending their own unbeaten record to four from four.

Pooler rattled up 50 points in the process despite The Otters actually taking the lead early on.

Indeed, Narberth started with fire and went ahead after only six minutes when quick hands sent Nick Gale over in the corner for a try which he was unable to convert.

But Pooler were quick to redress the balance as Dan Hodges scored their first try, which Kieran Meek converted, as he did when half way through the period Ieuan Jones added a second score.

The Otters reduced the deficit after 28 minutes when Gale notched a penalty following good work by Tom Powell, Steff Phillips and skipper Richard Rees but Pooler had the final word of the first 40 minutes when Owain Leonard crossed the whitewash for Meek to add the extra points.

The second half was one-way traffic though as centre Leonard claimed his second try after only five minutes and although Meek missed the conversion he made amends with an unconverted try of his own after 61 minutes.

Pooler also added another three tries in the final 10 minutes as outside half Richard Powell pulled the strings and there were two tries for Lloyd Lewis, both goaled by Meek, before Aaron Choudney took them over the half century mark.

Narberth now face an equally tough task this Saturday as they travel to the Caerphilly area to play the other high-fliers in the Championship in Bedwas, whose 16-14 victory at Neath saw them also maintain their 100% start.

Narberth: Nick Gale, Dafydd Pritchard, Josh Davies, Joe Hutchings, Elliot Dawe, Jonathan Rogers, Lewys Gibby, Daniel Jacobs, Rhodri Owens, Tom Slater, Jake Baker, Roy Osborn, Rich Rees (capt), Tom Powell, Steff Phillips. Replacements: Ianto Griffiths, Yannic Parker, Dan Smith, Tom Kaijaks, Dewi Williams, Bradley Davies.