Match Report

2020 Coral Challenge Cup Round 1

11 January 2020 • KO 13:30

84 v 6

Rating Lane Playing Fields, Barrow-in-Furness

Attendance:

Match Stats
15   Tries   1
12   Conversions   1
0   Penalties   0
0   Drop Goals   0

Match Report

Barrow Island
Rhondda Outlaws were outclassed up at Barrow Island in the Coral Challenge Cup as the hosts won 84-6.

The Welsh side were 44-0 down at half-time as the Cumbrians ran in eight tries, two of them whilst the Outlaws were down to 12 men after Ieuan Griffiths were sinbinned for use of the arm.

Max Anderson opened Barrow’s account with a second minute try, that was converted by Sam Jones.

The score was doubled from kick-off after Adam Nicholson ran through and Jones converted again.

Griffiths’ sin-bin on nine minutes didn’t help the Outlaws’ cause, but in reality, Barrow’s superior speed in all aspects of the game shocked the Welsh.

Nathan Sneesby was over next for unconverted try, before efforts from Ben Garner, Jake Sutherland, Nicholson and Garner again, all converted by Jones, to put the score onto 40-0.

Jones got a try of his own, that he failed to convert, to round off the half, and from the off after the interval, there were 50 points on the board after Ryan Clegg grounded and Jones converted.

Then minutes later, the 50 Welsh fans who had made the near 600-mile round trip, finally had something to cheer about when Kevin James grounded for Rhondda and Chris Harris converted.

But that was the only time the Outlaws crossed the line as Barrow dominated for the rest of the game. Ben Garner (twice), Ian Irvine, Sneesby, Jake Stockdale and Max Anderson all scored, with five more conversions from Jones.

Outlaws' head coach James Allen said: "Barrow Island were well drilled, played really well, and my players had a great experience to face up against a level or two above them. They were very quick in all aspects of the game and they punished us.

"But fair play to the Rhondda spirit as we battled throughout. The scoreline didn't reflect the game and our players never gave up which is all you can ask. We live and learn, we'll train hard now for the league season and we hope that an opportunity like this comes around again."

Team Lists and Scoring Information

Barrow Island Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
Rhondda Outlaws Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
1 Rhodri Garland
2 Thomas Harrison
3 Thomas Hale
4 Tyler Wasley
5 William Walsh
6 Kevin James 1 4
7 Michael Herbert
8 Shaun Watton
9 Chris Harris (c) 1 2
10 Andrew Prouse
11 Taine Hendy
12 Anthony Griffiths
13 Ieuan Griffiths Y
Substitute
14 Corey Phillips
15 Adam Parry
16 Jarrad Jones
17 Adam Jones
Time Score Player Team Action
2 0 - 4 Barrow Island Try
3 0 - 6 Barrow Island Conversion
5 0 - 10 Barrow Island Try
6 0 - 12 Barrow Island Conversion
9 0 - 12 Ieuan Griffiths Rhondda Outlaws Yellow Card
13 0 - 16 Barrow Island Try
18 0 - 20 Barrow Island Try
18 0 - 22 Barrow Island Conversion
25 0 - 26 Barrow Island Try
26 0 - 28 Barrow Island Conversion
29 0 - 32 Barrow Island Try
30 0 - 34 Barrow Island Conversion
36 0 - 38 Barrow Island Try
37 0 - 40 Barrow Island Conversion
39 0 - 44 Barrow Island Try
41 0 - 48 Barrow Island Try
42 0 - 50 Barrow Island Conversion
45 4 - 50 Kevin James Rhondda Outlaws Try
45 6 - 50 Chris Harris Rhondda Outlaws Conversion
50 6 - 54 Barrow Island Try
51 6 - 56 Barrow Island Conversion
54 6 - 60 Barrow Island Try
55 6 - 62 Barrow Island Conversion
58 6 - 66 Barrow Island Try
60 6 - 70 Barrow Island Try
61 6 - 72 Barrow Island Conversion
74 6 - 76 Barrow Island Try
75 6 - 78 Barrow Island Conversion
79 6 - 82 Barrow Island Try
80 6 - 84 Barrow Island Conversion
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