Glamorgan Wanderers
2012/2013 SWALEC National Championship
Wanderers 20 v 20 Whitland
29 September 2012 - Memorial Ground, Ely, Cardiff

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Wanderers look to bounce back




We’ve given a vote of confidence to the pack but we must be more creative and clinical with the possession we have” commented head coach Matthew Bolton before the visit of Whitland to the Memorial Ground.

“Our backs seem to lack confidence (a surprise in Charlie’s case!) to finish moves off. They don’t back themselves when chances arrive” added backs coach Gareth Cull.

For the reappearance of Whitland at the memorial ground after a number of years the Wanderers make more changes to their squad. Mike Stephens comes in at full back for Josh Hurley (illness), Ed Doe starts on the wing and once again there is a new half back pairing Owen Thomas returns at 10 to be partnered with young Luke O’Brien. Up front the props are shuffled with Tom Crosse starting instead of Gruff Roberts and Garrick Armstrong comes into the side at blindside after starting last week on the bench. Stuart Worrell increase the back row competition and gets his first outing in the squad after impressing for the Development Squad in the last two weeks.  


15.  Mike Stephens

14.  Owen Marshall

13.  Charlie Johnson

12.  Lloyd Chalke

11.  Ed Doe

10.  Owen Thomas

9.    Luke O’Brien


1.  Rhys Jenkins

2.  Peter Lloyd

3.  Tom Crosse

4.  Alex Luff (c)

5.  Josh Jacas

6   Garrick Armstrong

7   Andrew Bradbury

8.  Dan Crimmins


16. Haval Ibrahim

17. Gruff Roberts

18  Stuart Worrell

19  Ianto Griffiths

20. Joe O’Sullivan