Past Player Profile – Emyr Jones

Emyr joined us in August 1998 after we had won promotion into 3 of the Welsh League, from Newcastle Emlyn.

Season 1998/90 Emyr was to able to show his class and go on to be one of the Quins notable signings. He scored 12 tries in his first season, and his displays led to the Quins only losing one of their 26 League matches and go on to top the Division and promotion. There were many outstanding matches. Resolven had visited the Park and after a difficult match the narrowly lost 28- 27. The return fixture was for the following Saturday, and with them having an unbeaten home record, the Quins were in for a difficult encounter. Such was the resolve of the team that they outplayed them to the tune of 37 -15, 5 tries to nil. Emyr  was outstanding. He scored a try in our record win over Kidwelly, 75 – 3 and 13 tries., And of course, Emyr’s hat trick against Max Boyce’s Glynneath in their victory by 76 – 10.  He went on to play in 24 of the 26 League games.

The 1999/00 season, the Club wanted to end the century on a high and they certainly did just that. Emyr scored a try in a 10 try, 68 – 10 win over Ystradgynlais and went on to score 26 more tries, which included 4 against Mountain Ash and 3 against Llantrisant. He played in all 26 League matches and the team finished runners up in the League with only three defeats, with 11 win doubles, the perfect way to end the Twentieth Century.

The season 2000/1 saw the Club play in the second tier of Welsh Rugby, Division 1. Emyr scored 13 tries in the teams 28 wins out of the 30 League matches, to finish 4th of the 16 team Division. They set their stall out with a 15-15 draw with Aberavon in the opening match, and Emyr’s 2 tries in the Quins win over Llandovery by 29 – 22, and a hat trick over  l Treorchy a little later, and 2 more a week later against Llanharan.

Season 2001/02 The Quins, finished 3rd in the 17 Club division and again Emyr played in all 32 League matches and was now playing in the centre. He scored 17 tries leading up to us finishing in 3rd   place, just missing out on promotion. Emyr scored 4 tries against Merthyr when we beat them by 85 – 5. We won 23 games with 1 draw to finish in 3rd place and again just missed out on promotion.

Season 2002/3. Emyr opened his season with a try in the 4th match , Blackwood in the Park, this was to be followed by the seasons highest scoring match, Treorchy, in the Park,  74 – 10, and by strange coincidence, the next  match,four days later against Rumney ,ended with a 74 points to 7 victory. This was followed by 25 wins out of 34 League games to finish in 3rd place and Promotion to the Premier Division. Included in this was a win double over Llandovery , which is always good news and 7 other doubles. Emyr scored two tries in games against,Beddau, Aberavon and Pontypool. Promotion into the Premier Division was our reward, after scoring 140 tries, Club record for a season.

2003/04   We joined 15 other Clubs in the top tier of the Welsh Leagues and won 17 and 1 draw of the 30 matches to finish in 5th place . Emyr crossed for 10 tries along with several ‘Man of the match’ awards. He scored a try in the seasons highest score, against Ebbw Vale 46 – 6.  Emyr played in 27 of the 30 league matches, and was in the side that beat Pontytpridd 27 – 16 and narrowly lost by one point at Sardis Road, and another Double over Pontypool.

Season 2004/05, Emyr played in all 32 matches and scored 10 tries, and the second match in, was our visit to Sardis Road, on a wet and miserable afternoon, the team were to blast them off the field and silence the normally noisy home crowd. Our 23 – 0 win was the first time in living memory that they failed to register a point at home. Emyr was quite outstanding, and crossed for a try. The side were successful in the home return match by 28 – 13, making us the only side to get the double over them that season. The very next match, we registered the Quins highest Welsh Cup score of 81 – 0 over Tredegar Ironsides and yes Emyr crossed for a try there. He also scored a try in the Cup game against Cardiff and won 17 – 11. Another Club Record was created when we recorded our highest draw 28 -28 against Swansea.

Season 2005/6 With only 9 wins out of 30, relegation followed. Emyr scored his 100th League try agaist Pontypool, and still managed a win over Pontypridd in the Park by 32 -15. And the double over Pontypool.

Season 2006/7  Emyr played in 18 of the 22 matches and we won 16 of the 22 to finish in 3rd place, He added to his 6 tries, with his one dropped goal up in Dunvant, and his try there took his total tries up to 103 League Tries.

Over the past few seasons he was a member of the Welsh Fire Brigade team.

His playing record – Played 84 Premier games, 158 other League games, 29 Cup games and 8 friendly’s, making a total of 279 matches – click here for Emyr’s full playing stats.

Another Mighty Quin!

Welcome to the Mighty Quins Geraint!

Huge warm welcome to Geraint Llewellyn who joins us from Tata Steel. The full back who can also play on the wing has previously had spells with the Neath and Cardiff RFC. An excellent attacking full back who is a 7’s specialist will bring an exciting dimension to our back line this coming season.

Geraint said ‘I am really excited to be linking up with the Quins. I have played against the Quins the last two years for Tata and the brand of rugby they play and their professionalism really turned my head. Now the hard work starts, but I really can’t wait to get started’.

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Welcome to the Mighty Quins Ollie!

Huge warm welcome to Oliver Evans who joins us from Bridgend RFC. The 24 year old loose head prop has previously had spells with the Ospreys and Narberth and will bring power and physicality to our front row. Haverfordwest born Ollie is the better looking brother of Scarlet Rob Evans who himself made 34 league appearances for the Quins in the Welsh Premiership.


Ollie said ‘I am looking forward to the challenge of the new Indigo Premiership with the Quins. When the Quins made contact with me and talked through their plans, together with the opportunity to be closer to my west Wales roots, it was too good an opportunity to let go. The boys have made me feel really welcome and I can’t wait to get into action’.


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Past Player Profile – Andrew ‘Tommo’ Thomas

Andrew joined the Quins in July 2003, when we were promoted into the Premier Division, after spells with Tenby, and Aberavon. When with the ‘Wizards’ he gained more ‘man of the match’ awards than any of their other players, and went on to emulate that honour with the Quins. Many believe that if records were kept, he would be the leading contender for the whole Premier Division and it was for this reason that he was selected to play for the world famous Barbarians.

His opening League match was against his former side, Aberavon, at the Talbot ground on Sept 6-03.  He crossed for two tries in the Park against Ebbw Vale in the Park on Nov 11-03 and went on to score 30 more tries in his ten seasons with us. In his opening season he played in the Tovali Cup winning team against Llangennech, 29-10, and Dropped a goal up in  Ebbw Vale, and went on to play in 21 Premier Division matches that season. In his second season,  on Sept 11-04, he played a major part in  that amazing night at Sardis Road, in the drizzle the Quins ran out winners by 23 points to NIL. The nil was the first time for the Ponty side to fail to register a point on their hallowed turf, in living memory. The eleven days between the 11th and 22nd of December-04  were memorable for us and Andrew, as we were the only side to complete the double over Pontypridd that season with a home 28-13 win in the Park, a week later we registered  our record Welsh Cup victory with an 81-0 win against Tredegar Ironsides and Andrew scored two tries, and four days later we beat Pontypool in the Park, 34-0. He scored 2 tries against Swansea on Feb- 2- 04, and his SECOND drop goal a week later against Cardiff in the Park. He went on to play in 28 Premier matches that season.

With just 9 wins in season 05-06, relegation was inevitable, but again we managed a win against Pontypridd in the Park by 32-15.

We finished runners up in the then Division 1, with Andrew playing in 21 Leagues games. And he slotted his 3rd Drop Goal down in Narberth to win 26-23. Runner up again in 07-08 with Andrew scoring 7 tries and playing in our Tovali Cup victory against the Athletic and crossing for a try.

In the following Season 08-09, we lost only one League game to Tonmawr 3-5 and regained promotion back to the Premier. Andrew scored THREE tries in our Cup victory over Maesteg Quins and went on to score another 5 tries, helping us get back in the Premier. He played in the third  consecutive Tovali Cup victory over Loughor 4 April 2009.

After an average 2009/10 season, Andrew played in all our Cup matches, Athletic, Blackwood, Glamorgan Wanderers all Away , up to that never to be forgotten Semi Final at The Brewery Field, and he played a huge part in a 41-12 thrashing of Pontypridd. And on to the Millennium for the Final. We were desperately unlucky against Llanelli.

Season 2010/11 was not one of our best, but again we beat Pontypridd but without Andrew who was injured, but the season saw Andrew play his 100th Premier Division match up at Tonmawr and end his season with 2 tries up at Llandovery.

Season 2011/12 saw him pass another land mark by playing 200 league matches for the Quins, a rare feat these days, and crossing for 4 tries, and yet another victory over Pontypridd in the Park, his 5th win over them, not many, if any players have achieved this in their careers. He played 259 times for the Quins in all categories and score 32 tries, a magnificent record and he will always be referred to as a true MIGHTY QUIN.

Welcome Home Mogs!

We are delighted to welcome Morgan Griffiths back to Carmarthen Quins after a season with Cardiff RFC. Griffiths who joined the Quins in 2013 has already made 84 appearances in the mighty Quins jersey scoring 28 tries. We definitely missed his pace, power and finishing skills last season and he is brilliant to have him back on board.

Morgan has also represented Cardiff Blues A, Scarlets Premiership Select in cross border competitions.

Mogs said ‘I had a pretty frustrating season last year with injury and when I got fit after Christmas I didn’t have the chances to play, I was really grateful to the Quins for giving me game time on permit. Playing on permit made me think I played my best rugby for the Quins and the chance to move back home to the family business and link up with the Quins was just too good an opportunity to turn down, so I am delighted to be back and looking forward to a big season’.











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