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1st XV - Match centre

Wasps
London Welsh
66:00
M Browne, F White, G Morgan, S Davies (2), R Tudur Davies, T Baldwin, D Gabe, E Staines
R Tudur Davies (7)
Sat 17 Feb 14:30 - London & SE Division - Herts/Middlesex 1

1st XV Clock Up Thirteenth Straight Bonus Point Win

Wasps held scoreless as Welsh show strength in attack and defence

Nine tries and seven conversions took London Welsh to another convincing league victory and, with Wasps unable to score anything in response, it is now over 220 minutes since the 1st XV have conceded a point.

Wasps started the game strongly and showed their intention to play an attacking game but the Welsh defence held strong and earned a penalty which, for only the seventh time this season, they opted to kick at goal. Rhys Tudur Davies pushed the kick wide but Welsh were immediately back on the attack and, with a further penalty advantage being played, the pack drove over the line for Morgan Browne to claim the first try of the afternoon. Rhys Tudur Davies converted.

Fred White, on his 1st XV debut, added try number two. His break from half way outpaced the Wasps back line as he created the space to run in field and touchdown under the posts. Another Rhys Tudur Davies conversion gave Welsh a 14 point advantage with 15 minutes on the clock.

Wasps vs London Welsh 17 Feb 18
35 photos

The third and fourth tries were scored before the first half hour of the game was complete. When Welsh stole a Wasps lineout, Gareth Morgan spotted an opportunity to run straight through the opposition centres for his 1st try of the season. Rhys Tudur Davies added the extras. Simon Davies went over to secure the bonus point when a succession of quick passes moved the ball across the pitch for him to cross in the corner.

A try and conversion for Rhys Tudur Davies completed the half and London Welsh were 33-0 ahead.

It was only a few minutes into the second half when the game had to be paused for treatment to Welsh Centre Ben Francis. With Wil Davies taking his place in midfield the team regrouped and Tom Baldwin, with Morgan Browne attached and adding extra momentum, scored under the posts. Rhys Tudur Davies slotted the conversion for a 40-0 lead. David Gabe was next to score. A solid Welsh scrum provided the platform for Elis Staines to get the ball out to team captain and fly half Lloyd Davies. Davies momentarily delayed his pass and the Wasps defence opened up for David Gabe to run through for the try. Rhys Tudur Davies put over his sixth conversion of the game.

Lloyd Davies was also involved in the creation of the final two tries. Realising that his team had a penalty advantage, Lloyd Davies put in a perfect cross-field kick for Simon Davies to gather and score in the corner. Rhys Tudur Davies added the extra points. Lloyd Davies' chip ahead gave Elis Staines the final try of the match when he gathered the ball and inched over the line. Rhys Tudur Davies again converted.

Welsh were still looking to increase their score when, in the 70th minute, Number 8 Tyron Pelasio collided with an opponent and required immediate treatment. The referee stopped play and, with player welfare always the main priority, she then made the decision to end the game.

Final Score: Wasps 0 London Welsh 59

Next 1st XV Fixture:
Saturday 3rd March 3pm
London Welsh v Bank of England

Key moments

13:00
Try Morgan Browne scores for London Welsh
13:03
Conversion Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
15:03
Try Fred White scores for London Welsh
16:03
Conversion Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
18:03
Try Gareth Morgan scores for London Welsh
19:03
Conversion Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
27:03
Try Simon Davies scores for London Welsh
30:03
Try Rhys Tudur Davies scores for London Welsh
31:03
Conversion Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
44:00
Try Tomas Baldwin scores for London Welsh
45:00
Conversion Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
50:00
Try David Gabe scores for London Welsh
51:00
Conversion Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
55:00
Try Simon Davies scores for London Welsh
65:00
Try Elis Staines scores for London Welsh
66:00
Conversion Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh

Videos and photos

Wasps vs London Welsh 17 Feb 18
35 photos

Highlights

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66:00 Conversion 0 - 59
Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
65:00 Try 0 - 57
Elis Staines scores for London Welsh
56:00 Missed Conversion
Rhys Tudur Davies misses a conversion for London Welsh
55:00 Try 0 - 52
Simon Davies scores for London Welsh
51:00 Conversion 0 - 47
Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
50:00 Try 0 - 45
David Gabe scores for London Welsh
47:00 Sub On
Kyle Best is substituted on for London Welsh
45:00 Conversion 0 - 40
Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
44:00 Try 0 - 38
Tomas Baldwin scores for London Welsh
43:00 Sub On
Wil Davies is substituted on for London Welsh
43:00 Sub On
Courtney Maggs is substituted on for London Welsh
End of period 1
31:03 Conversion 0 - 33
Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
30:03 Try 0 - 31
Rhys Tudur Davies scores for London Welsh
28:03 Missed Conversion
Rhys Tudur Davies misses a conversion for London Welsh
27:03 Try 0 - 26
Simon Davies scores for London Welsh
20:03 Yellow Card
Tomas Baldwin is yellow carded for London Welsh
19:03 Conversion 0 - 21
Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
18:03 Try 0 - 19
Gareth Morgan scores for London Welsh
16:03 Conversion 0 - 14
Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
15:03 Try 0 - 12
Fred White scores for London Welsh
13:03 Conversion 0 - 7
Rhys Tudur Davies kicks a conversion for London Welsh
13:00 Try 0 - 5
Morgan Browne scores for London Welsh
11:00 Missed Penalty
Rhys Tudur Davies misses a penalty for London Welsh
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Wasps
  • London Welsh
  • 0
  • Morgan Browne Try 13:00'
  • Rhys Tudur Davies Conversion 13:03'
  • Fred White Try 15:03'
  • Rhys Tudur Davies Conversion 16:03'
  • Gareth Morgan Try 18:03'
  • Rhys Tudur Davies Conversion 19:03'
  • Tomas Baldwin Yellow Card 20:03'
  • Simon Davies Try 27:03'
  • Rhys Tudur Davies Try 30:03'
  • Rhys Tudur Davies Conversion 31:03'
  • Wil Davies Sub On 43:00'
  • Courtney Maggs Sub On 43:00'
  • Tomas Baldwin Try 44:00'
  • Rhys Tudur Davies Conversion 45:00'
  • Kyle Best Sub On 47:00'
  • David Gabe Try 50:00'
  • Rhys Tudur Davies Conversion 51:00'
  • Simon Davies Try 55:00'
  • Elis Staines Try 65:00'
  • Rhys Tudur Davies Conversion 66:00'

Team selection

Tudur Davies, Rhys Tudur Davies, Rhys
Davies, Simon Davies, Simon
Gabe, David Gabe, David
Francis, Ben Francis, Ben
White, Fred White, Fred
Davies, Lloyd Davies, Lloyd
Staines, Elis Staines, Elis
Morgan, Gareth Morgan, Gareth
Pelasio, Tyron Pelasio, Tyron
Browne, Morgan Browne, Morgan
Baldwin, Tomas Baldwin, Tomas
Laybourne, Alex Laybourne, Alex
Smart, Oliver Smart, Oliver
Cullen, Ben Cullen, Ben
Griffiths, Cai Griffiths, Cai

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. London Welsh 17 79
2. Royston 17 67
3. Bank of England 17 61
4. Barnet Elizabethans 17 46
5. Saracens Amateurs 17 44
6. Old Actonians 17 40
7. U.C.S. Old Boys 17 40

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