Match Reports – 2008-09

Under 12s
Under 13s
Under 14s

Under 12s 

1st Feb

Played Llandaff North at home and won 36-0. Out of 22 player’s that played in this game it was very hard to pick a man of the match as they all played so well, but James Grindell sealed it with a captain’s performance in the centre, the forward’s had a big part in this win where they fought hard in the tight area’s as they battled for possession in the rucks, excellent performances from Will Beeching, Christian Pratt and Hamad Malek

 18th January 2009

Blues Cup, Lost 20-0to Gilfach Goch

November 30th

Played Cwbran away and lost narrowly in a hard fought game 22-20. Tries scored by Jake Donovan ,Tommie Shorey, Dan Hart and Steve Mbanza


Sunday 26/10/08

Dinas Powys at home.

A wet and cold day at the harlequins you wouldn’t expect a feast of rugby but carrying on from last weeks performance we ran in eight tries unanswered. Some excellent forward play with lots of driving runs from James Lia, Will Beeching, Adam Hakimian and Bradley Careless gave a good platform and tries came for Will Beeching ,Tom Shorey, Adam Hakimian and Steve Mbanza giving a well deserved 28-0 interval lead. The second half saw the same sort of pressure from the forwards and with the weather drying out the ball was spread wide and tries came from Daniel Hart, Tommy Shorey, Steve Mbanza and Jake Donovan. An excellent performance from all the players particularly the forwards who dominated their opponents . 
Man of the match award went to Bradley Careless.

Final score 54-0


Sunday 19/10/08

U12’s played Newport High School Boys at home.

An excellent start to the game for St Peter’s, after some fierce rucking the ball was worked wide through several pairs of hands resulting in Daniel Hart running in from 35m for a fine try. An individual try by Tommy Shorey at outside half breaking the line at 30m out and jinking passed two or three more defences to score. Try machine Steve Mbanza capped another fine performance with a typically determined effort giving us a good 21-0 lead . After the break NHSOB’s came back very strongly with sustained pressure scored a well deserved try. Another try for Daniel Hart after some good support work and slick handling gave us a 28-7 lead. A good attitude and a general improvement in the teams fitness showed as St Peter’s finished very strongly with a well deserved try for Tasmanian Devil Jake Donovan. All tries were converted by Tommy Shorey.



Lucky for us back to our fixture list our next game was Glamorgan Wanderers again and a chance for our team to redeem itself, during the week we had an excellent training session taken by full time coach Stuart Baird , some painful truths came out and all the players responded very well.

The game was a hard fought affair with neither side giving an inch, a couple of lapses in concentration resulted in a 14-0 deficit at half time. The second half saw the wanderers continue in the same way that they had finished the first half with another try 21-0. At this stage St Peter’s could have thrown the towel in but instead they stepped up to the task and increased the intensity which resulted in tries for Tom Shorey and Alex Perry. There was a very exciting end to the game with St Peter’s pushing hard for a third try to level the score but the game ended 21-14 but a massive improvement from the week before and a huge positive to take into our next game NHSOB at home Sunday. Thanks again to Stuart for stepping in do to a great session for us which I know all the players enjoyed.



Third game was supposed to be St Joes but their team has unfortunately folded so Glamorgan Wanderers stepped in, we lost the game with a very disappointing result and we were beaten by a very well drilled and organised side.



District tournament brought us mixed fortunes but we managed to make the plate semi-final losing again to Pentyrch 10-5 but with a much improved performance.



Second game we lost to Pentyrch 32-17.

Tries scored by Steve Mbanza(2) and Daniel Hart



First game of the season was Penallta at home , we had a very convincing win 26-0 with a fine committed display from everyone who played. Tries scored by Will beeching, Steve Mbanza, Jake Donovan and Daniel Hart.







Under 13s 

St Peters beat Hereford 26-5 on Saturday 19th April and showed some very good rugby scoring four tries by Rob Lewis, Callum Sheedy, James McLean and Owen Davies. McLean added three conversions.


On Sunday 12th April St Peters entertained and Irish Touring side from Navan. Navan ran out 26-5 winners with Joe Sweeney scoring a good try for the Rocks. Good performances came from Ben Parker, Ryan Farrah, Lee Ford and Andrew Corfield.


The under 13’s did very well up in Nottingham but failed to reach Twickenham this season as they were beaten in the semi final by a very classy Salisbury side.

In the first game they lost 14-7 to eventual finalists Brighton with Rob Lewis scoring the try and James Mc Lean adding a difficult conversion.

Next up were Buckingham and after an early try by Callum Sheedy which was converted again by McLean St. Peters faded badly and eventually ran out lucky winners by 7-5 which included Muntasser AlHabsi stealing the ball off a Buckingham player when it seemed certain he must score.

After a good nights sleep the Rocks showed more of their true selves by beating Old Northamptonians 12-0, Callum Sheedy getting both tries and the conversion, an Derby by 15-0, which included a spectacular try by Rob Lewis and a break away try from James McLean. Sheedy added a penalty and McLean added the conversion.

In the semi-final Salisbury proved just too good running out winners by 20-5, but St .Peters never gave in and Muntasser Al-Habsi scored the only try Salisbury conceded over both days. Well done to all the lads for doing St Peters proud with special mentions to Rob Lewis, Josh Tomas, Connor Meehan and Callum Sheedy who were excellent.




Semi Finals of the BLUES CUP !!!!



St peter’s beat Fairwater 37-0

Scorer’s were Callum Sheedy, Andre Fedeli, Connor Meehan, Owen Davies, Jack Pattison and Robert Lewis. Sheedy added one conversion.



At Peter’s played Llandaff at the Harlequins ground and ran out 35-0 winners. Tries were scored by James McLean (2), Andrew Corfield, Callum Sheedy, Joe Sweeney, Josh Thomas and Andre Fedel



 The U13’s managed to beat Ystrad Rhondda at St Peter’s 22-5 to move into the semi-finals draw for the Blues Cup. After a tough opening 15minutes St Peter’s took the lead with a well worked move down the blindside resulting in a try for James McLean.  After heavy forward pressure Jack Beere forced his way over to make the score 10-0 at half time.  At the start of the second half another blindside move resulted in a second try for James McLean which was converted by Calllum Sheedy.  Sheedy then made a good break down the touchline to seal the victory.  Ystrad Rhondda competed hard and managed a late consolation try.  Everyone of the player’s deserves special praise for a commited and skilful performance, with prop Josh Thomas particularly catching the eye in defence.


22nd Feb

The U 13’s beat Penarth at home 50-0 , tries scored by Robert Lewis (2), James McLean (2), Andre fedeli, Muntasser Al Habsi, Lee Ford, Jack Pattison, Connor Tonkin and Josh Thomas.


15th Feb

Won 53-0 at Cricc, Dan Jones (2) James McLean (2) Andre Fedeli, Callum Sheedy , Lee Ford, Connor Meehan and Jack Pattison scored the tries with Ford(2) McLean and Jones adding the conversions.


Sunday 8th Feb

Lost 19-7 to Caerlon , Andre Fedeli scored the try and Callum Sheedy kicked the conversion.


Sunday 1st Feb

Under 13’s won 27-22 at Aberagvenny on Sunday with James Mclean (2) Andrew Corfield (2) and Owen Davies scoring the tries.


Sunday 25th January 2009

The U-13’s moved into the 3rd round of the Blues Cup with a hard fought 20-7 home win over a very big Merthyr side. James Mclean (3) and Connor Meehan scored the tries in what was an excellent team performance in very difficult muddy conditions.


Sunday 17th  January 2009

St Peter’s welcomed Hereford U-13’s to the Harlequins ground and both sides contributed to a very good game of rugby. St Peter’s won by 24-12, with James McLean (3) and Connor Meehan scoring the tries and Callum Sheedy and Lee Ford adding the conversions


Sunday 10th January 2009

The U13’s beat Tonyrefail 44-0 at St Peter’s with Muntasser Al-Habsi(2) James Mc Lean (2) , Joe Sweeney, Connor Tonkin , Connor Meehan and Josh Thomas scoring the tries. Callum Sheedy added two conversions.


Sunday 14th December

The U-13’s won away at Pontypool United 43-0, tries were scored by Andrew Corfield (2), James McLean (2) Josh Thomas(2) and Ryan Farrah with Callum Sheedy adding 4 Conversions.


Sunday 30th November

St Peter’s beat Barry 53-0. Tries were scored by James Mclean (2) Lee Ford(2) Joe Sweeney, Dan Jones, Ryan Hill, Andrew Corfield and Muntasser Al-Habsi with Sweeney (2) Mclean and Ford adding the conversions.


Sunday 23rd November

U13’s V Rumney

St Peter’s U13’s beat Rumney at the harlequins ground 27-19. Tries were scored by Callum  Sheedy (2) James Mclean (2) and Andre Fedeli, with Sheedy adding the conversion.


16th November

U13’s V Llanishen

St Peter’s u13’S beat Llanishen 19-7 at the Harlequins ground. After a tight opening spell St Peter’s began to get on top and after heavy forward pressure Connor Tonkin managed to force his way over from close range. Two superb individual efforts followed from Callum Sheedy and James McClean, with Sheedy converting both. Llanishen applied lots of pressure throughout the second half but resolute tackling from the Rocks kept them at bay. However, right on the final whistle Llanishen created a nice try which they thoroughly deserved to bring the score back to 19-7. Outstanding performers for St Peter’s were Tonkin and Sheedy who played well when St Peter’s were on top in the first half but also relished the physical side when forced to defend for long periods in the second half.


Sunday 9th November

Ystrad Rhondda at home.

The U13’s beat Ystrad Rhondda 46-5 at the Harlequins ground. Tries were scored by James Mc Clean (5), Callum Sheedy (2) and Jack Pattison with Sheedy adding 3 conversions. Top performances this week came from forwards Jack Beere, Josh Thomas and Connor Tonkin , and backs James

 Mc Clean and Callum Sheedy. Well done to everyone on playing some brilliant rugby in very testing conditions.

Sunday November 2nd

Rhiwbina at home.

The U13’s returned to winning ways at home against Rhiwbina running out 34-12 winners. The score line doesn’t really reflect the game as St Peter’s led by 34-0 with 10 minutes of the second half gone, before making seven changes in order to give all the squad a game. Rhiwbina kept going and to their credit managed to score a couple of late tries.

Try scorer’s for St Peter’s were Muntuseer Al-Habsi (2) James Mc Clean(2) Jack Beere and ConnorTonkin with McClean and Callum Sheedy adding a conversion each.

Owen Davies at No 8 and Andrew Corfield at outside half both had excellent games.

Report by Matthew Sweeney.


Sunday 19/10/08

Rumney 24  St Peter’s 15
  Under the circumstances this was a very creditable result. Having been left without a fixture the U-13′s took part in a rigorous 45 minute tackling session at the Harlequins. Rumney were let down by Sully so phoned us up to see if we wanted a game at 11.15 and the 16 boys who were training duly obliged.
  Without a number of senior players due to unavailability and injury the lads soon fell 12 – 0 down but an excellent opportunist try from Callum Sheedy just before half-time brought us back into the game. The forwards were playing really well and skipper Jack Beere forced his way over after some excellent driving play. Rumney hit back almost instantly to make it 19 – 10 and crucially had converted two of their tries. St.Peters refused to lay down and continued attacking resulting in a try for Jack Pattison after a neat chip by Sheedy. Sheedy went close with all the conversions but the score was now 19 – 15 with about 15 mins to go. The game could have gone either way and St.Peters tried to press for the win but Rumney managed to close out the game with a late try on the final whistle. There were good performances from the whole pack as always and Lee Ford, Sheedy and Pattison were effective in the backs.  

Report by Matthew Sweeney  


Sunday 12th October

St Peter’s U13’s put up a good show at the district tournament at St Alban’s on Sunday.

They topped their group by beating Penarth 27-0, tries were scored by Callum Sheedy (3) and James Mclean(2) with Sheedy adding one conversion, and Llandaff North 33-0 , tries were  scored by Andrew Corfield, Connor Tonkin, Owen Davies, Muntasser Al-Habsi and James Mclean with Corfield adding three conversions and Mclean one. In a tough quarter-final they managed to overcome Pentyrch by 5-0 with Josh Thomas scoring the decisive try. After dominating the semi-final with St Albans  St Peter’s led by three points to nil courtesy of a penalty by James Mclean, however,  St Alban’s managed to score with virtually the last move of the game to seal victory 7-3.

Report by Matthew Sweeney.




Sunday Oct 5th

Another tough fixture resulted in a 40-14 defeat for the U13’s. However, the boys kept going throughout the match with the whole pack deserving special praise for the way they competed against a huge Caerlon eight . Outside half Callum Sheedy scored all the Rocks points with two tries and two conversions and had an excellent game in very difficult circumstances.

The U13’s lost 36-12 at Bridgend Athletic. Tries were scored by Callum Sheedy and Connor Meehan with Sheedy adding the conversion. Bridgend played some nice rugby out scoring St Peter’s by 6 tries to two but the 13’s stayed competitive throughout and will forward to the return match at home on December 7th. Unfortunately during the first half fullback Jacob John broke his leg badly and spent a few nights in hospital. All the coaches, players and parents at St Peter’s wish Jacob a speedy recovery.

Report by Matthew Sweeney


Sunday 20th September.

U13’s beat Pentyrch 15-5, tries scored by Callum Sheedy, Jack Beere and Connor Meehan .

In the development game St Peter’s won by 15-0 with Sheedy, Munstasser Al-Habsi and Ryan Hill scoring.


The U13’s started the season in style by winning a tough tournament at Aberdare on Sunday. In pool stages they beat Merthyr Tydfil 5-0 and Abergavenny 10-0, before losing to Pontypridd 10-5, to qualify for the semi-final. They then increased the quality when it really mattered by dominating 10-0 and beating Aberdare in the semi-final. They then went on to gain sweet revenge over Pontypridd in the final by 10-0.

Tries scored by Callum Sheedy(2) Jordan Viggers(2) Munster Al-Habsi, Jack Pattison, Andrew Corfield and Josh Thomas. Lee Ford played very well at scrum-half throughout the day.

Report by Matthew Sweeney.

Under 14s 

Presentation Night is Friday 12th June , meet between 5.30pm and 5.45pmplease bring a plate of food :Forwards to bring Savouries and Backs to bring Sweet stuff. Congratulations to all the boys for a fantastic game on Sunday against Penarth.Report to follow from Ringo. Training this Friday as normal. (24th April) 

Saturday 25th April : Narbeth at Home 11.00 KO 

Sunday 15TH March: Under 14’s beat Llandaff 43-7Tries scored by Aaran Reid (2), Jack Huntley (2), Jack Hoskins , Sam Parker and Danny Wardle. Conversions by Jack Huntley and Jack Hoskins

Sunday 1st March .Under’s beat Ystrad Rhondda 12-0 in the semi-finals of the Blues Cup.Tries scored by Greg Hill and Will Baird. Conversion by Jack Hoskins.Great team effort by all.!!!

Sunday 15th FebUnder 14’s beat Oakdale at home 47-0Tries scored by Matthew Corfield, Sam Parker (2), Arran Reid, Danny Wardle, Greg Hill, Jordan Bishop, and Jack Hoskins. Conversion kicked by Jack Huntley and Jack Hoskins. 

Sunday 8th FebUnder 14’s lost to Rumney at home 17-7Points scored by Jack Hoskins 

Sunday 1st FebUnder 14’s beat St Jo’s 37-17 at the Harlequin ground on a freezing cold morning. Tries scored by Jack Hoskins, Cobi Flowers, Aaraan Reid ,Jordan Bishop,James Mason, Jack Huntley and Jordan Rowe. Conversion by Jack Hoskins. 

Sunday 17th JanuaryThe Under 14’s played their Blues Cup Game away at Pentrych.St Peter’s won by 32-0 , tries scored by Jordan Bishop, Aaraan Reid (3) Sam Parker and Cobi Flowers. Conversion by Jack Hoskins.A fantastic team effort by all !!  

Sunday 10th January 2009: Under 14’s lost to Pontypridd 34-0 

Sunday 14th December: U 14’s won away at Caerphilly 32-5, tries were scored by Aarron Reid (2) , Will Baird , Sam Parker (2), and Matthew Corfield.




Sunday 30th November

St Peter’s U 14’s beat Barry 17-7

Tries scored by Cobi Flowers , Jordan Bishop and Adam Howard



Sunday 16th November

St Peter’s drew with Cowbridge 5-5 away

Try scored by Aarron Reid

This Year’s tour is now booked _Southport festival staying in Pontins holiday camp Fri May 1st – Mon May 4th . Any queries please contact Steve Williams or Fran Parker.

Sunday 26/10/08

U14’s lost to Bridgend at home 12-10

Try scorer’s for St Peters were :

Jack Huntley and Ellery Tucker, Conversion by Huntley.


Sunday 19/10/08

Due to the District tournament being cancelled, the U14’s played Rumney away at their ground.

The Rocks started really well with Aaran Reid (winger) scoring a very early try. Not long after Danny Wardle (full back) went bursting through the line and went on to score the second try. At half time the score was 17-12, withJordan Lane (centre) scoring St Peter’s third try.

The second half saw Rumney scoring their third try making the score 17-15. The Rocks dug in and after a maul close to the line a pop pass was given to the powerhouse Jordan Bishop (prop) to score the next try. Extreme pressure from the Rumney forwards and turn over ball saw Ed Poynter (outside half) give us excellent field position . A scrum was awarded and Sam Parker ( no 8) took the ball up towards the line and was tackled to the ground where he popped the ball up to Will Baird (scrum half) who was in support and carried the ball over to score the final try. With conversions also by Danny Wardle and Jack Huntley throughout the game the final score was 33-17.

The best individual try scored today was Jordan Lane’s when he dummied the player and ran through the gap and stepped the full back to go under the post.

Report by Stuart Baird



Sunday 11/10/08

St Peter’s U14’s lost 17-10 to Ystrad Mynach at home.

Tries scored by Jordan Bishop and Jack Huntley.







Sunday 27th September

U14’s beat Rhiwbina 32-19

Tries scored by : Greg Hill , Cobi Flowers (3) Jordan Bishop and Ryan Spriggs. Conversion by Jack Huntley.



Sunday20th September :


The U14’s had a fantastic start to the season beating Pentyrch 41-10.

Tries scored by : Jack Huntley (2), Ryan spriggs, Jack Hoskins, Danny Wardle , Will Baird, Christy Ring . Conversions by Jack Huntley, Jack Hoskins and Will Baird.

Great team effort, considering only two weeks of training.

Report by Stuart Baird.


This season’s squad :

Forwards : Kyle Abraham, Jordan Bishop, Matthew Corfield, Macaulay James, Sam Parker, Jordan Rowe, Rob Perry, Adrian Williams, James Moriaty-Simmonds, Ryan Spriggs, Ellery Tucker ,Thomas Scone and Adam Howard.

Backs : Will Baird (capt) Christy Ring, Ed Poynter, Danny Wardle, Jack Hoskins, Jordan Lane, Jack Huntley, Cobi Flowers, Araan Reid, Joel Evans, Jo O’ Grady , David Adams-Jones, Greg Hill, and Ryan Donovan.

Coaches : Paul ring , Stuart Baird and Matthew Khan.

The following boys have been selected for Cardiff and Vale District : Danny Wardle, Sam Parker,

Matthew Corfield , Ryan Spriggs, Will Baird, Jack Huntley, Aaran Reid and Kyle Abraham.