There was no senior men’s, women’s or Youth rugby over the weekend, but the junior section were fully engaged around the county, with the U7 and U9s playing at an Ospreys Festival prior to watching and having fun at the Ospreys Scarlets URC game.

Both squads produced some of their best rugby to date, with the U9s winning all three of their matches and the U7s winning six of their seven matches in front of very large crowds.

All of the children and accompanying adults enjoyed a marvellous day out.

This Saturday the First XV travel to Abercrave in the next round of the WRU National Div 3 Cup, any supporters wanting to travel on the players’ coach should contact team manager Simon Edwards.

Meanwhile, the Youth will also be travelling to take on Merthyr in their WRU National Cup competition.

The next home game for the First XV is on December 9, when they entertain Laugharne.

There was a huge turnout for club legend Eifion Powell’s funeral last Saturday; after a service at Pennar Community Church (Bethany), where there were emotional tributes from Rev. Norman Gilbert and Eifion’s son Geoff.

Later, the hearse parked in front of many ex players and club members, who had congregated in the club’s stand for a minutes silence to pay tribute to the man responsible for coordinating its construction forty years or more ago, prior to a sumptuous tea provided by the Ladies Committee.

Pembroke RFC mini festival
(PIc supplied)

Both the rugby and cricket clubs in the last week also suffered a second huge loss with the passing of another legend in Johnny ‘JR’ Jones.

The funeral service will take place at midday on Wednesday December 6 at St Mary’s, followed by interment at St Michael’s cemetery and the wake at Pembroke RFC.

An adults Christmas party is planned for December 1, with tickets available from Denzil (or call the clubhouse).

The first Winter Quiz will be on December 8 starting at 7.15 pm for teams of 4-6.