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Pontypool the big Championship winners

Leighton Jones

Pontypool head coach Leighton Jones

A Duan Thomas hat-trick sent Pontypool on their way to a 82-3 thrashing of Tata Steel in the Admiral National Championship.

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Leighton Jones’ side were superior in every single department scoring 12 tries in total with scrum-half Owain Leonard, hooker Darren Hughes (2), full-back Geraint Walsh, centre Pat Lewis, flanker Scott Matthews, Cameron Regan and Joel Mahony all touching down while they were also awarded a penalty try.

The try of the game undoubtedly came from Walsh who weaved his way past five defenders before racing clear from 45 metres out while Thomas showed tremendous pace and skill for all three of his tries.

Glamorgan Wanderers were also big winners with tries from Josh Male, Mike Owen and Tom Richardson helping them to a comprehensive 30-5 home win over Beddau.

Owen’s try was the standout as he found himself on the end of some terrific handling by the Glamorgan Wanderers backs.

A late try from Jon Bayliss ensured Neath left the Swansea Valley with a precious 29-21 win over Trebanos.

Chris Morris, Josh Ferryman, and Aaron Grabham also scored.

Narberth v Ystalyfera

Alex Jenkins of Narberth on the attack against Ystalyfera

Grabham’s try was the pick of the bunch as he hit an incisive line before showing good acceleration to beat the Trebanos defenders and score.

Trebanos scored two tries of their own courtesy of Mathew Edwards and Lewis Humphries.

Bedwas recorded an impressive 29-7 bonus-point victory over Morgan Stoddart’s Cross Keys with tries from Dafydd Thomas, Aaron Billingham, Rhys Hutcherson and Rhys Morgan.

All Cross Keys could muster was one try by Cory Nichols which was converted by Adam Tetley.

Elsewhere, Ystrad Rhondda secured their first Championship win of the season with a hard-fought 26-19 home win over Maesteg Harlequins while Bargoed solidified their position at the top of the Championship with a hard-fought 33-15 home win over Cardiff Met.

Tries from Lewis Johnson, Wade Langley, Steff Jones and Rhys Thomas got Bargoed over the line, while Steff Jones kicked 13 points.

Narberth also secured a solid 20-16 win over Ystalyfera.

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