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1st XV - Match centre

Verulamians
London Welsh
Tries
J Williams (2), M Griffiths, R Dawes (2), C Lilly (3), L Davies, R Howells (3), E Staines, G Williams, R Tudur Davies, T Pelasio
Conversions
J Williams (14)
Sat 23 Mar 15:00 - London & SE Division - London 3 North West Full time

1st XV run in seventeen tries to put Vees to the sword

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Records tumble at Verulamians

It was an afternoon of setting team and individual records at London Colney for the London Welsh 1st XV. It was always going to be a tough task for Verulamians, who needed a bonus point win to avoid relegation, and the news that kick off was delayed by a quarter of an hour to enable them to assemble a starting XV all but confirmed their fate.

London Welsh didn't have to wait long for their first points. Jonathan Williams scored a try and added the conversion after just 2 minutes. Five minutes later Williams was key the move that created Michael Griffiths’ try and then slotted over the conversion.

Rhodri Dawes was next on the score sheet after a great line out from Tom Baldwinb leading to the ball moving through the London Welsh backs for the try. The bonus point was achieved before the end of the first quarter. A solid scrum set up another backs move and Lloyd Davies put Christopher Lilly through for the fourth try. Jonathan Williams converted both for a 28-0 lead.

Club Captain Lloyd Davies used his classic show and go to beat two defenders to score try number five and within minutes Rhys Howells scored the sixth try of the day, running it in from 40 yards as the backs moved the ball well. Two more conversions by Jonathan Williams added to the score.

The seventh and eighth tries completed the half. Elis Staines was first over the line, following some good work from Tyron Pelasio, and with 33 minutes on the clock Gruffydd Williams ran the next try from outside the 22. Jonathan Williams maintained his 100% record converting both tries.

Half time Verulamians 0 London Welsh 56

The first try of the second half fell to Christopher Lilly who ran it in from his own half. Jonathan Williams converted. Rhys Howells then scored his second of the game after some great work from Jonathan Williams but was followed by the first missed kick off the afternoon. A wonderful offload by Michael Griffiths put Rhys Howells through for his hat trick and the visitors were now 73-0 ahead.

Jonathan Williams put through Rhys Tudur Davies and Williams also converted the try. Jonathan Williams continued to have an exceptional game and added another try and conversion. Christopher Lilly is next up for a hat trick and Williams’ conversion takes the score on to 94-0, a new club record for a league game.

Rhodri Dawes scored the 15th try of the match and Jonathan Williams’ conversion, his 13th of the game, moved the score over the 100 mark and set a club record for any game.

Tyron Pelasio added try number seventeen and Jonathan Williams had the last word with one more try and conversion. Williams finished the afternoon with a personal tally of 43, another new club record.

With 30 minutes of the second half played the referee decided to call time. The Verulamians team had played with pride and commitment and deserved an early pint or two.

Full time Verulamians 0 London Welsh 113

Key moments

2:00
Try Jonathan Williams scores for London Welsh
2:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
7:00
Try Michael Griffiths scores for London Welsh
7:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
10:00
Try Rhodri Dawes scores for London Welsh
10:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
14:00
Try Christopher Lilly scores for London Welsh
14:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
18:00
Try Lloyd Davies scores for London Welsh
18:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
23:00
Try Rhys Howells scores for London Welsh
23:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
28:00
Try Elis Staines scores for London Welsh
28:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
33:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
33:00
Try Gruffydd Williams scores for London Welsh
42:00
Try Christopher Lilly scores for London Welsh
42:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
46:00
Try Rhys Howells scores for London Welsh
50:00
Try Rhys Howells scores for London Welsh
53:00
Try Rhys Tudur Davies scores for London Welsh
53:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
58:00
Try Jonathan Williams scores for London Welsh
58:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
65:00
Try Christopher Lilly scores for London Welsh
65:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
70:00
Try Rhodri Dawes scores for London Welsh
70:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
73:00
Try Tyron Pelasio scores for London Welsh
73:00
Conversion Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh

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Highlights

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73:00 Conversion 0 - 108
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
73:00 Try 0 - 106
Tyron Pelasio scores for London Welsh
70:00 Conversion 0 - 101
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
70:00 Try 0 - 99
Rhodri Dawes scores for London Welsh
65:00 Conversion 0 - 94
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
65:00 Try 0 - 92
Christopher Lilly scores for London Welsh
58:00 Conversion 0 - 87
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
58:00 Try 0 - 85
Jonathan Williams scores for London Welsh
53:00 Conversion 0 - 80
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
53:00 Try 0 - 78
Rhys Tudur Davies scores for London Welsh
50:00 Try 0 - 73
Rhys Howells scores for London Welsh
46:00 Try 0 - 68
Rhys Howells scores for London Welsh
46:00 Missed Conversion
Jonathan Williams misses a conversion for London Welsh
42:00 Try 0 - 61
Christopher Lilly scores for London Welsh
42:00 Conversion 0 - 63
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
End of period 1
33:00 Conversion 0 - 56
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
33:00 Try 0 - 54
Gruffydd Williams scores for London Welsh
28:00 Try 0 - 47
Elis Staines scores for London Welsh
28:00 Conversion 0 - 49
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
23:00 Try 0 - 40
Rhys Howells scores for London Welsh
23:00 Conversion 0 - 42
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
18:00 Try 0 - 33
Lloyd Davies scores for London Welsh
18:00 Conversion 0 - 35
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
14:00 Try 0 - 26
Christopher Lilly scores for London Welsh
14:00 Conversion 0 - 28
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
10:00 Try 0 - 19
Rhodri Dawes scores for London Welsh
10:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
7:00 Try 0 - 12
Michael Griffiths scores for London Welsh
7:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
2:00 Try 0 - 5
Jonathan Williams scores for London Welsh
2:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Jonathan Williams kicks a conversion for London Welsh
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As it happened

  • Verulamians
  • London Welsh
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  • Jonathan Williams Try 2:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 2:00'
  • Michael Griffiths Try 7:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 7:00'
  • Rhodri Dawes Try 10:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 10:00'
  • Christopher Lilly Try 14:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 14:00'
  • Lloyd Davies Try 18:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 18:00'
  • Rhys Howells Try 23:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 23:00'
  • Elis Staines Try 28:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 28:00'
  • Gruffydd Williams Try 33:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 33:00'
  • Christopher Lilly Try 42:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 42:00'
  • Rhys Howells Try 46:00'
  • Rhys Howells Try 50:00'
  • Rhys Tudur Davies Try 53:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 53:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Try 58:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 58:00'
  • Christopher Lilly Try 65:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 65:00'
  • Rhodri Dawes Try 70:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 70:00'
  • Tyron Pelasio Try 73:00'
  • Jonathan Williams Conversion 73:00'

Team selection

Dawes, Rhodri Dawes, Rhodri
Howells, Rhys Howells, Rhys
Lilly, Christopher Lilly, Christopher
Williams, Jonathan Williams, Jonathan
Gabe, David Gabe, David
Davies, Lloyd Davies, Lloyd
Williams, Gruffydd Williams, Gruffydd
Pelasio, Tyron Pelasio, Tyron
Morgan, Gareth Morgan, Gareth
Staines, Elis Staines, Elis
Baldwin, Tomas Baldwin, Tomas
Laybourne, Alex Laybourne, Alex
Griffiths, Michael Griffiths, Michael
Cullen, Ben Cullen, Ben
Griffiths, Cai Griffiths, Cai

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# Team Pl Pts
1. London Welsh 22 100
2. Datchworth 22 87
3. Stevenage Town 22 79
4. Old Streetonians 22 73
5. Tabard 22 59
6. Old Merchant Taylors' 22 57
7. Harrow 22 56

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