Friday, 22 of September of 2017

Friends of Newport High Rugby

Newport High School Junior academy would like to thanks Friends of Newport Rugby for their continued support of the programme. Above is a picture of the academy Captain, Wade Langley receiving his season ticket for Newport RFC.

Friends of Newport kindly provided every member of our academy with a season ticket for all of Newport RFC fixtures in the Principality Premiership.

The academy is very much looking forward to watching Newport RFC play!

WRU Training with Jason Strange, Chris Horseman and Geraint Lewis

Pre Season Planner



Junior Academy players are now selling raffle tickets for a Christmas present.
The star prize will be a signed Dragons rugby ball.

Newport High School vs Gower College

22nd October 2014

Newport against Gower was the live televised game for this week in the College league. The game was live via Internet streaming and could be viewed later that day on S4C at 10.30pm.

The standard of rugby played was very good and the game as a spectacle for television was great. Both sides were excellent in the contact area and both teams played with a high intensity.

The first 10 minutes were frantic and Gower College managed to keep us contained in our own half. Probably we fell into the trap of over playing and Gower, through good contact area work, managed to turn us over using great jackal technique. This resulted in them pressuring us in our own half and soon enough, a speculative kick and chase led to their first try from Keelan Giles. This was converted and Gower had a seven point lead on us.

Our response came in the 31st minute with good attacking pressure being rewarded with a penalty. Joshua Malson showing good composure to kick the penalty. The score now 3 – 7 to Gower and it remained this way until half time.

The second half produced more attacking rugby and this time it was Newport who displayed good contact area skills by frequently turning Gower over. This led to a great try by Connor Edwards, who managed to stretch out to finish a try that had started deep within Gower’s half.

This was converted by Joshua Malson, who showed great resolve to kick a touchline conversion, especially as he missed two previous penalty attempts.

The score was now 10 – 7 to Newport. Momentum was with Newport and the win look likely. Only through a lack of composure by failing to clear our 22 did Gower manage to get field position 5 metres from our line. From here they drove a line out to score the winning try. Their drive having not look threatening all through the game, proved to be their winning platform.

Newport were very disappointed to have lost the game, but take heart that they played very well and only lacked composure to have finished Gower College off.

Next week Newport play against Neath Port Talbot College in the final game of the first phase of College league fixtures.

Newport High School vs Llandrillo College

Wednesday 15th October 2015

This was our first home game since the start of the season. The game was played in very difficult circumstances due to the constant down pour of rain. That being said, the standard of rugby that both teams provided was excellent resulting in 9 tries being scored.

The first half was very tight. An early try from the visitors was against the run of play. Newport dominated the early exchanges but a handling mistake allowed Llandrillo outside half Rhun Williams to break away and score their first try.

Our response was immediate though,  with a great try scored in the corner from Connor Edwards.

Llandrillo had a 5 minute spell in our 22. They were impressive with their continuous attack. However, the defence from Newport was immense. The attack began near our line and finished just outside the 22 metre mark. Newport had hit them back repeatedly to gain 20 metres in their defensive effort.

This set a physical tone for the game, and Connor Edwards showed his strength to exploit a gap in the defence and score. This was converted by Josh Malson giving a half time score of 12 – 7.

The second half saw an early try scored by Connor Shefford. Finishing a great passage of interplay down the left hand side of the pitch.

Llandrillo responded again with a converted try from the impressive Rhun Williams. The game was still close, but a driving line out from Newport saw the captain Nathan Hudd score.

Llandrillo responded in the 58th minute with a try from Sam Hughes. Newport would have ben disappointed to have conceded this one. They stopped a driving lineout attempt from Llandrillo, but were beaten by a quick pick and go by Llandrillo.

It was around this time that the rain stopped. This allowed Newport to take advantage of over laps they were creating. They scored a further two tries. One came from Samuel Ireland, who kicked and chased his own kick to score and another from Connor Shefford, again popping up in wide play to score in the corner.

The game was not finished there. The referee had one more minute of time to play. In this time Llandrillo managed to scorer again. Rhun Williams scoring to finish off an impressive game himself.

The score was 34 – 24 to Newport High School. Great win in exceptional conditions.

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Pembroke College Vs Newport High School Junior Academy

Date: Wednesday 01st October 2014
Venue: Narbeth RFC

Result: 7 – 47

The Junior Academy travelled to Narbeth RFC yesterday for another away game where they played Pembroke College.
The start of the season has seen the team travel away for the fifth consecutive game.
It is testimony to the team that even with a four hour all round bus journey they attained their first College league win and what a good win it was.

The game was played under good conditions and both teams endeavoured to keep the ball alive.

The opening of the first half was very impressive with the way we kept possession and ran hard lines. Three minutes in we managed to breach the opposition defence to score. The try came from Marcus Jones, who ran a great support line in order to receive a pass from James Scarfi, that sent him under the posts.
Our second try came soon after. This time Jared Rosser scoring, who was playing at Outside Centre instead of his usual position of full back.

Two tries up meant the team’s confidence was high and this soon lead to a third try. This one scored by Connor Edwards.
It looked as though the game could really open up, but Pembroke were resolute in their attitude and for twenty minutes impressed with their attack. Some great scramble work in defence meant that we did well from stopping them score two further tries after we had conceded one.
The pressure was released when just before half time, Bryce Morgan managed to charge through and score his try.
All tries were converted by the boot of Joshua Malson, giving us a half time lead of 28 – 7.

The second half started with pace and endeavour just as the first half had done. Only this time, we dominated play for the full half and scored a further two tries through James Scarfi.
The final score was 47 – 7. Joshua Malson kicking all but 1 conversion, and Sam Watkins kicking two from two.
The result was great, but the performance of the team was the most impressive aspect. It was pleasing to see a lot of off loading, hard running and ball handling by all the forwards.
James Leadbeater the team’s back coach was very happy to see a lot of transition of skill from training into the game.