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dragonrifleON TUESDAY, (Sept 30) night the Dragon Rifle Club entertained The Narberth Army Cadet Force at the range in Narberth Rugby Club, with many of the clubs juniors being members of the NAFC they shot against their mates in the Rifle club team. In round one the Rifle Club got off to a good start scoring 359.9pts. to the visitors 334.1 for a lead of 25.8pts. Round two saw the NACF take their eye off the target returning a score of only 323.5pts giving a further lead of 34pts to the Rifle Club who scored 357.5pts. Final sores were Dragon Rifle Club 717.4pts.

Narberth Army Cadet Force 657.6pts. The Rifle Club won by 59.8pts. Highest scorers for NACF was Vince Brinton 92.1pts, Rhys Evans 90.0pts. and Rhys Howells 87.1pts. for the Rifle club Myfawny Jenkins top scored with 95.5pts., Emyr Davies 95.3pts. and Ben Morris 93.2pts. Shooting for Narberth Army Cadet Force were Rhys Howells, Lewis Pusey, Hedd John, Jack Miles, Lloyd Evans, Vincent Brinton, Rhys Evans and Evan Davies.

Last week the Rifle Club shot against the Dingle Club Narberth. In round one the Club scored 340.6 for a lead of 15.3 pts. over the Dingle with 325.3pts. Round two saw the Dingle boys improving scoring 334.3pts. and the Dragon R.C. 348.0 pts. giving the Rifle Club a lead of 13.7pts. to give them victory overall by 29.0pts. Top shoots for the Dingle Club were Martin James 90.2pts Rob Morgan 89.0pts. and David Shakesby 88.1pts. For the Rifle Club Myfanwy Jenkins led the way with a top score of 94.5pts 2nd. Helen John 93.2pts and Emyr Davies with 92.2pts.

The junior top shot for the Dragon Rifle Club was Vincent Brinton 93.1 2nd. Mathew Evans 90.2 pts. 3rd. Rhys Howells 90.1 pts. Followed by Evan Davies 89.1 pts. Rhys Evans83.0pts. Lloyd Evans78.0pts pts Lewis Pusey 76.0pts. and Lewis Evans 71.0pts. The Dragon Rifle Club meets at Narberth Rugby Club Every Tuesday night at 7pm in the season (Sept- April). They are always looking for new members. Next week the local firm of accountants Llewellyn Davies & Co. will visit the club.

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Nigel Owens hosts virtual rugby quiz for Pembroke Panthers

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PEMBROKE Panthers RFC enjoyed a rugby return during lockdown after winning a competition which saw international referee Nigel Owens host their own virtual clubhouse quiz, thanks to Principality Building Society.

The women’s squad at the Pembroke club beat more than 1000 entries to win Principality’s Clubhouse Quiz competition. With many clubs affected by widespread flooding at the start of this year and now closed indefinitely due to coronavirus, the building society is continually looking for ways to support grassroots rugby clubs in Wales.

Pembroke Panther Lucy Neale, 30, entered her team with the hope of bringing the players together online. She said: “We’d usually see each other up to five times a week between training sessions, matches and socials, so it’s been a really strange time. I thought I’d enter the club thinking it would be a nice pick-me-up for us all, but never actually expected to win so it was an amazing surprise.”

The team were tested on their rugby knowledge by world cup referee Nigel Owens over video conferencing platform Zoom, where players won tickets to Welsh internationals at Principality Stadium, signed rugby shirts and balls, and tickets for a tour around Principality Stadium. The quiz included a guest appearance from former Welsh international Tom Shanklin.

Lucy continued: “It was such a memorable and special evening for us all. We’re usually quite a lively bunch but we behaved well for Nigel. We’re so thankful to Principality for putting on the quiz and allowing us to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience as a team.”

As sponsors of Principality Stadium and the National Youth Leagues for grassroots clubs in Wales, Principality has a strong relationship with the Welsh Rugby Union and knows how much rugby means to communities across the country. With matches on hold currently, the building society wanted to be able to bring the buzz of the clubhouse to the home.

Clubhouse Quiz host, Nigel Owens, said: “Principality’s Clubhouse Quiz was a fantastic way to bring one team closer together and Pembroke Panthers really showed off their rugby knowledge. Rugby plays such an important role in Welsh communities and I know they’ll be missing the action on the field right now, so it was lovely to have been part of this experience to bring this team together. Thankfully, I didn’t have to sin bin any of them either.”

Julie-Ann Haines, Chief Customer Officer at Principality Building Society, said: “Many rugby clubs across Wales have had a really difficult year, with flood damage to pitches and clubhouses now followed by coronavirus. This was our chance to recreate the camaraderie of the clubhouse for one team and we hope that it brought plenty of laughs and memorable moments for Pembroke Panthers at this challenging time.”

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Wales v Scotland postponed

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WALES’ Six Nations match at home to Scotland on Saturday has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The two other Six Nation fixtures had already been postponed and no date has been confirmed to complete the 2020 Championship.

The Welsh Rugby Union had insisted earlier on Friday the game would “go ahead as planned”.

A WRU statement read: “The Welsh Rugby Union has maintained an open dialogue with, and continued to seek advice and direction from, the National Assembly for Wales and other stakeholders, including the Six Nations, on this fast-moving issue.

“Whilst medical advice remains consistent, we have decided that it is in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the UK and global sports industries.

“The WRU would like to thank all parties for their counsel on the subject and will make further announcements with respect to rescheduling the fixture in the coming days.

“Every effort has been made to stage this game and we appreciate that individuals will have been inconvenienced. Given the fluid and unprecedented nature of this issue a postponement became the only viable option.”

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Domestic football at all levels in Wales suspended

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THE FOOTBALL Association of Wales has today (13 March) taken the decision to suspend domestic football at all levels in Wales with immediate effect until April 4 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The intention at this time will be to resume the football schedule depending on the medical advice and conditions from the relevant authorities at that time.

The FAW is fully aware of the impact this will have on the domestic game but the health and safety of all fans, players, volunteers and stakeholders are of paramount importance.

The FAW will continue to monitor this situation on a day-by-day basis and will continue to provide updates when appropriate.

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