Small Welsh town with a population of just 2,000 takes over Cardiff as rugby team become best in Wales

Small Welsh town with a population of just 2,000 takes over Cardiff as rugby team become best in Wales

There were rapturous scenes at Cardiff Arms Park at the weekend as Llandovery RFC were crowned Indigo Premiership champions for the first time, having brought nearly the whole town with them to cheer them on.

Two tries from scrum-half Lee Rees in each half helped the Drovers to a convincing 24-8 win over table-topping Cardiff RFC in Sunday’s play-off final, with the victory marking the club’s greatest achievement in their 145-year history.

The visitors, who finished the regular season six points behind Cardiff in second place, outclassed the Blue & Blacks on the day with a dominant performance which also saw full-back Jack Maynard, facing the team he won the league with last season, score 14 points from the kicking tee.

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But Llandovery were undoubtedly helped to victory by the coach-loads of fans who made the 55-mile journey to the capital to show their support, with pubs around the stadium packed with red and white shirts ahead of kick-off.

Hundreds of supporters made the trip and they certainly made their voices heard inside Cardiff Arms Park, with Drovers coach Euros Evans telling WalesOnline how he was proud that his side put in a performance to match the “incredible” atmosphere.

“The town obviously has a big part to play as it’s the area we represent,” he said. “The numbers there, to have that travelling support was incredible. It made for a great atmosphere and I’m just happy that we put in a performance that they could all be proud of. I’m not sure how many were there exactly, to be honest, but I do know they were certainly noisy!”

Club chairman Peter Rees said the win was a “great end to a great season” as well as “the accumulation of a lot of effort over a long period of time” from those at the club. He added that while the numbers on Sunday were “unbelievable”, the club’s dedicated support has been there for

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