15th April 2013, 11:51
CONWY TAKE NORTH WALES NINES TITLE
CELTS TAKE THE HONOURS ON A GREAT DAY OF RUGBY LEAGUE
Sunday showcased a Wales Rugby League action packed inspirational fun family day out where 6 clubs competed for the 2013 North Wales 9s Title. Aberwsyswyth University, Bangor University, Conwy Celts, Prestatyn and Rhyl Panthers, Deevally Dragons and Flintshire Falcons came together and from the offset it was apparent the standard has increased since last year’s North Wales Conference League development.
All clubs played a minimum of 4 games and then the top 4 had a play off involving Flintshire Falcons, Deevally Dragons, Conwy Celts and Aberystwyth University.
Flintshire Falcons took to the field and won their match against Aberystwyth University 22 -12, the 2012 North Wales Conference League Winners Conwy Celts were up against the tough Corwen based outfit Deevally Dragons with the final score going to Conwy 16 -4.
The Final was a close and thrilling encounter seeing Flintshire Falcons narrowly losing against Conwy Celts who were that little bit more clinical in defence and attack on the day.
President of Wales Rugby League Mike Nicholas was in attendance and presented the awards. Player of the tournament award went to the well deserved Rhys Morgan from Aberystwyth University who just never stopped even when out of gas.
Conwy Celts can now add the 2013 North Wales 9s Title to their 2012 North Wales Conference League title, and Flintshire Falcons after one year of development should be proud of becoming the runners up on the day.
With the North Wales Senior Conference League only a month away this competition has set the standard and gives an insight into the 2013 senior league ahead.
Winners Conwy Celts, Runners up Flintshire Falcons 3rd, Place Deevally Dragons,4th Place Aberwsyswyth University,5th Place Bangor University,6th Place Prestatyn and Rhyl Panthers, Player of the Tournament Rhys Morgan from Aberwsyswyth University, Referees Steve Allen and Simon Wallace, Touch Line referees Sally and Barrie Thomas.