On Sunday 6 March two more of our Junior teams played in a semi final of the Carmarthenshire Cup.
The Under 12s headed to Felinfoel for their semi final in what was anticipated to be a tough game. The young Quins headed with a squad of 22 and were in good spirits following the previous weeks win away to Porthcawl.
Felinfoel won the toss and gave the Quins the kick off. A nervy start by both sides saw a couple of errors by both sides but they soon settled in to their respective game plans.
The Quins were fired up from the first minute and were soon taking the game to the hosts and some excellent work at the contact area by the forwards allowed the back line to run amok and it wasn’t too long before the Quins were on the scoreboard. It was a galvanising moment and you could see the team grow in confidence and play with style.
After a hard week of preparation the Quins side were not be denied and ran out worthy winners 33pts to 5. The points coming from 2 tries for Rhys James, 3 tries for Jac Johnson and four conversions for Macs Hastings. It would be unfair to single out any individual as it was truly a team performance from 1 to 22 with the pack securing good ball against a bigger side to allow the backs to do what they did.
They now go on to face Newcastle Emlyn in the final who beat Llandeilo in the other Semi Final 48-14. Its all set to be another cracker on 10th April when the two teams face each other ironically at Llandeilo. With Newcastle Emlyn beating the Quins earlier this season revenge will be very much on the minds of the Quins.
Below are the victorious Under 12s and the smiles say it all. Well done to all involved.
In the other Semi Final the Under 16s hosted Tumble at Abergwili and in another tough game the Quins exerted the pressure and were able to control the game for long periods of time and ran out winners 28pts to 3.
They now head to finals day where they will face Llandeilo in the final in what again is bound to be a cracker.
This now sees four Quins teams heading to the Cup Finals with the 13s and 16s already through, it is hoped that the 14s can join them on the day in the Plate final should they beat Amman Utd this coming Sunday. When we have details of finals day we will share this with you but we know that each team would welcome any support and time that our supporters have to give.
It is unprecedented success for the Mini and Junior Section who are going from strength to strength from Under 7’s right through to the Under 16s. The development of children as players and individuals is important to the club and with nearly 200 involved we must give our thanks to all those that volunteer to allow these children to play the game that is rugby.