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South Wales Scorpions v Hunslet RLFC

League 1 26/06/2016 - 3:00 pm


Hunslet Hawks dominated the first half at Virginia Park, Caerphilly, scoring four tries, as befits a team 6 places above South Wales who have only one win this season. However the Scorpions stung back in the second half scoring three unanswered tries themselves before Hunslet restored secured the match, and two points, with two more tries.

Mufaro Mvududu opened the scoring in the 4th minute and went over again ten minutes later. Simon Brown converted both tries and took Hunslet out to a 0-12 lead.

On 29 minutes Daniel Williams scored and again Brown kicked the extras.

Just before half time Danny Thomas crossed the whitewash, capitalising on a loose ball. Brown converted and Hunslet took a 0-24 lead in at the break.

In the second half the Scorpions came out fired up and helped by good kicking first Jordan Sheridan (43 minutes), then Christiaan Roets (48) and Dai Evans (51) all scored. Paul Emanuelli was only able to convert the third of these tries. But with half an hour to go South Wales had pulled the score back to 14-24.

Hunslet staunched the flow and fifteen minutes later George Flanagan broke through in the centre to score. With Brown’s conversion, Hunslet regain a three score leads, 14-30.

Lewis Reed sealed the win in the 73rd minutes with the Hawks’ sixth try. Simon Brown kept his 100% kicking record and with seven minutes left Hunslet held a 22 point lead.

To their credit, South Wales kept fighting and scroed two more tries as time ran out through Ian Newbury and Dai Evans 80+

Final score: South Wales Scorpions 24-36 Hunslet Hawks

Hunslet RLFC Line up
1. Lee Mapals
Sponsored by: Leeds Bacon Company Ltd
2. Danny Thomas
3. Mufaro Mvududu
4. Ayden Faal
Sponsored by: Adrian Jinks
5. Richie Barnett
Sponsored by: Iris Crummack from the GMB
6. Simon Brown
Sponsored by: Garden Gate Ultras
7. Danny Ansell
8. Matt Carbutt
9. Jack Lee
10. Lewis Reed
11. Daniel Williams
12. Jake Normington
13. Liam Mackay
14. George Flanagan
15. Craig Robinson
Sponsored by: Alan Stephenson & Kenny Sykes
16. Austin Bell
00:04 Mufaro Mvududu Try
00:04 Simon Brown Goal
00:14 Mufaro Mvududu Try
00:14 Simon Brown Goal
00:29 Daniel Williams Try
00:29 Simon Brown Goal
00:38 Simon Brown Goal
00:38 Danny Thomas Try
01:05 George Flanagan Try
01:05 Simon Brown Goal
01:13 Lewis Reed Try
01:13 Simon Brown Goal

South Wales Ironmen

Position T C P P DP DG Points

Hunslet RLFC

Position T C P P DP DG Points


Date Time League Season
26/06/2016 3:00 pm League 1 2016