Whilst rugby is on hold for the time being, we contacted a few clubs from around Ospreylia to see how they were getting on during the lockdown. First up, we caught up with Cefn Cribwr RFC.
Before Covid-19 struck the club were enjoying a successful season. Their last league game on the 25th of January resulted in an away win against Maesteg. The 13-18 victory saw the Riders take third place in the league, chasing down Bryncethin in second place with a game in a hand.
Speaking about the club’s season so far, Alud Jones, the club’s Junior Section Secretary, said: “Within the junior and tots section we were going well; the numbers were up and there was a real enjoyment in the club. All the children were enjoying being on the trial of the season repositioning and we were all looking forward to playing rugby in the lighter nights out in the sunshine. Whilst the junior section didn’t have the chance to play in too much rugby after Christmas, we had a strong uptake in numbers this season with our group going from around 10-15 members up to 100 and we’re hoping to have around 120 when we return."
“The seniors were also doing well and pushing for promotion in their league. They were focusing on pushing onwards towards the back end of the season but did not have the opportunity with the season being cut short. It was a bit disappointing for them to lose that momentum.”