Fowler brace buries Beddau

Wanderers 23 Beddau 3 “We lacked a little accuracy in the first half but in the second half we reaped the rewards with 2 superb team tries. It was also pleasing to prevent a side as good as Beddau from scoring a try” commented Coach Darren Gibbon We’ve identified areas of weakness in the last few weeks and this ... More

Wanderers dig deep to Keys at bay

Cross Keys 14 Wanderers 20 “At one point it looked like lightning was going to strike twice for us as the pressure came on at the end of the game” commented Charlie Johnson, water-boy “It showed lots of guts to hang on and come away with the points” “Not pretty but we’ll take a win away from home every day ... More

Wanderers succumb to Bargoed power

Wanderers 16 Bargoed 32 “I’m proud of the boys. They stuck at it and were rewarded with a couple of tries at the end of the game. Unfortunately, their power up front took its toll. This is the level our players must aspire to play at if they are going to compete in this Championship.” Commented Martyn Fowler. On ... More

Tata tamed

Wanderers 27 Tata Steel 24 “It wasn’t pretty but a great advert for Championship rugby. 12 months ago we’d have lost that fixture. Great to see Phil Pariyo with his appetite back and with players away with the Blues A squad who’ll return we are feeling really positive” commented Martyn Fowler. “We know things ... More

Keys unlock Wanderers defence with last play of the game

Cross Keys 22 Wanderers 21 “Yes we’re gutted to have lost but this week has been a massive learning curve and this group of players should realise that they are good enough to compete at this level” commented manager John Lyons after the narrow cup defeat to Cross Keys. “We’ve been able to look at new combina... More

Wanderers come out on top in Student exam

Wanderers 31 Cardiff Met 15 “Considering the changes in personnel a really pleasing result” Commented coach Darren Gibbon “Its left us with plenty of selection headaches ahead of the Cross Keys game this Saturday.” Despite the dampness underfoot both sides showed a willingness to play rugby from the off. The ... More

Quins get “Short” changed

Maesteg Quins 8 Wanderers 22 “We felt at half time that we’d absorbed a lot of pressure and took time to get use to the physicality and tempo of the Championship but if we could just keep to our structure without spilling up possession we would pull through” commented Martyn Fowler. “This squad showed 9 changes ... More

Wanderers defeated in final pre-season run out

Wanderers 31 Dunvant 38 “You learn plenty when winning but more when things don’t go according to plan” commented Martyn Fowler after the pre-season defeat at the hands of Dunvant. “We’ve given everyone a chance in the 3 games and we saw some new combinations today. A few players really put in big shifts Josh ... More

Wanderers continue to build

"A decent work out again. We are developing a real team environment with no big time wannabees" commented Strength and conditioning coach Marc Devine. "Still moving in the right direction but plenty of things to work on" added Darren Gibbon. On a glorious hot afternoon at the Memorial Ground 3 teams had a really ... More

Wanderers coaches satisfied with first outing

"We've lots to work on over the coming weeks but we gave plenty of debuts this afternoon and we are pleased with what we saw" commented coach Darren Gibbon Both sets of coaches will have learnt a lot today" Added Martyn Fowler. On a dry sunny afternoon three 20 minute sessions took place with both sides ringing the ... More