Match Report

2021 WRL Men's League Final

04 September 2021 • KO 16:00

30 v 14

Sardis Road, Pontypridd

Attendance:

Referee : Rob Apsee

Match Stats
5   Tries   3
4   Conversions   1
1   Penalties   0
0   Drop Goals   0

Match Report

Torfaen Tigers


Bridgend Blue Bulls took their tenth Welsh title in this, the 18th Welsh Grand Final, and were never behind against gallant runners up Torfaen Tigers.

The Tigers gave it their all, but three tries in six second half minutes clinched it for the Bulls, who secured an unbeaten record this season.

After a lengthy delay due to injuries to both sides, Bridgend took the lead with just over eight minutes gone on the clock. Aled Cockwell dived over from dummy half and Corey Harris converted.

They doubled their lead three minutes later when Corey Healey went over in the corner. Harris converted well.

Torfaen looked for a try back. Louie Pengelly was close, but was held short of the line. A few minutes after that, Kurtis Haile dived over and Matthew Cummins converted.

Harris kicked a penalty on the half hour to extended Bridgend's lead to 14-6, but Torfaen hit back just before the break when Jamie Leech scored in the corner. The conversion was missed giving Bridgend a 14-10 lead at the break.

First over the line, again after a lengthy stop for injuries, after half time, was again Bridgend, through a Stuart Robson try. Harris couldn't convert.

The floodgates then opened as Bridgend stamped their authority on the game. Tries from Gareth Howells and Lloyd Pritchard followed in consecutive sets, with Harris converting both, giving the Bulls an unassailable 30-10 lead.

Torfaen weren't finished. A long penalty to touch gave the Tigers a good opportunity and Jamie Leech went over from the first play. Cummins couldn't convert.

There could have been another from the next attack, but a pass out wide was too high for Leech and the ball went into touch.

Then with 10 minutes to go, Eauan Morris had a try ruled out for a double movement.

Team Lists and Scoring Information

Bridgend BB Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
1 Nathan Beck
2 Corey Healey 1 4
3 Ben Jackson
5 Lloyd Pritchard 1 4
6 Corey Harris 5 10
7 Karlin Claridge
8 Gareth Howells 1 4
9 Stuart Robson 1 4
10 Jonny Rees (c)
11 Ben Rees
12 Aled Cockwell 1 4
13 Archie Snook
Substitute
14 David Jones
16 Nicholas Edwards
18 Scott Forester
19 Anthony Burnell
20 Ben Phillips
Torfaen Tigers Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
1 Thomas Edwards
2 Jamie Leech 2 8
3 Eauan Morris
4 Jarad Hinnem
5 Matthew Jones
6 Kurtis Haile 1 4
7 Jacob Brennan
8 Darrel Moyle
10 Louie Pengelly
11 Matthew Cummins 1 2
13 Darryl Carter
Substitute
14 Liam Silver
15 Luke Guy
16 Lewis Handley
17 Tyler Andrews
20 Grant Harrington
Time Score Player Team Action
8 4 - 0 Aled Cockwell Bridgend BB Try
9 6 - 0 Corey Harris Bridgend BB Conversion
12 10 - 0 Corey Healey Bridgend BB Try
13 12 - 0 Corey Harris Bridgend BB Conversion
19 12 - 4 Kurtis Haile Torfaen Tigers Try
19 12 - 6 Matthew Cummins Torfaen Tigers Conversion
29 14 - 6 Corey Harris Bridgend BB Penalty
38 14 - 10 Jamie Leech Torfaen Tigers Try
39 14 - 10 Matthew Cummins Torfaen Tigers Missed Conversion
49 18 - 10 Stuart Robson Bridgend BB Try
50 18 - 10 Corey Harris Bridgend BB Missed Conversion
53 22 - 10 Gareth Howells Bridgend BB Try
54 24 - 10 Corey Harris Bridgend BB Conversion
55 28 - 10 Lloyd Pritchard Bridgend BB Try
56 30 - 10 Corey Harris Bridgend BB Conversion
63 30 - 14 Jamie Leech Torfaen Tigers Try
63 30 - 14 Matthew Cummins Torfaen Tigers Missed Conversion
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