On a sunny afternoon at the Millennium Stadium the Webb Ellis Welsh Youth Cup Final between Tondu Youth and Carmarthen Athletic Youth was destined to be a spectacle of running rugby to be enjoyed by the one thousand five hundred strong support.
Carmarthen went into a six nil lead early in the game with two penalties, but it wasn't long before Tondu got on the scoresheet with a powerful run off the back of the scrum by Ospreys U20 No. 8 David Griggs scoring close to the posts, converted by Gareth Lindenburn.
Soon after Tondu went ahead 10 - 6 with a penalty from Lindenburn after constant pressure from Tondu in the Carmarthen 22.
Tondu relaxed into the game and playing their flowing rugby of offloads and great handling skills, a great move ended in winger Jordan Matthews crossing the line for a try. Carmarthen hit back just prior to the half time whistle with a try from a well worked rolling maul, making the halftime score 15 - 11 to Tondu.
At the start of the second half Tondu carried on from where they left off with in the fist half, with entertaining running rugby helped by dominating the contact area, and after the Carmarthen outside half kicked to Keiron Watkins in Tondu's own 22 Watkins weaved and sidestepped through the Carmarthen defence and passed to centre Joseph Gatt in support to sprint in from 30 metres out, the conversion added to make it 22 - 11 to Tondu.
Further pressure in the Carmarthen half led to Lindenburn slotting another penalty to make it 25 - 11, but Carmarthen hit back with a penalty of their own making it 25 - 14.
Tondu's defence held strong and with a further two try scoring opportunities brought back for forward passes Tondu looked like finishing the stronger, Carmarthen however used their excellent Lineout and organised rolling mauls put Tondu under more pressure scoring a consolation try on the final whistle to make the final score 25 - 19 to Tondu on an amazing day the Tondu players and supporters will remember forever.
GARETH LINDENBURN, JOSHUA TATCHELL, JOSEPH GATT, RYAN GEORGE, JORDAN MATTHEWS, KEIRON WATKINS, ALED JONES, LLOYD GULLY, MATTHEW VAUGHAN, JONATHAN BRAIN.
OWAIN WILLIAMS, CHARLIE JONES, ALED PENGILLY, JOSHUA THOMAS, JAY RONAN, TOMOS OWEN, RYAN COWARD, JAMES WOOD, DEAN HABBERFIELD, LEWIS JONES (Captain), DAVID GRIGGS, ASHTON EVANS.