2010 Championship Final – NPT Steelers 42 Torfaen Tigers 10

Neath Port Talbot Steelers dominated the majority of the inaugural Welsh Conference Championship Final, eventually winning 42-10 against the plucky Torfaen Tigers.

Steelers led after just two minutes when Dylan Griffiths set up Lee Jenkins to go over with Dane Clancy converting.

Torfaen got a try back five minutes later were John Sutcliffe opened up a gap for Joel Pay to run through. Daryl Carter’s conversion attempt went just wide.

And they took the lead from kick-off when Robert Tovey dived through the Steelers defence to ground. Carter’s kick was good to make the score 10-6.

But they were only in the lead for just five minutes, Jenkins scoring his second for Steelers from close range to level the scores before they regained the advantage when Richard Brookes grounded and Clancy converted.

And NPT extended their lead four minutes before the interval with another short range try, Corey Bailey diving home, and a great individual try from full-back Tom Powell following kick-off, converted by Clancy, gave the Steelers a 16-point lead at the interval.

Richard Cunniffe extended the local side’s lead eight minutes into the second half with a try that was converted by Clancy.

Tigers attempted a try back but had a score disallowed for a knock-on.

Steelers recovered and extended their lead after Nicky Clancy ran through with his brother Dane somehow missing the easy goal.

Richard Brooks followed him over for his second that Dane Clancy goaled to complete the scoring and give the local side a deserved win.

1. Tom Powell
2. Dylan Griffiths
3. Lee Jenkins ©
4. Richard Brooks
5. Corey Bailey
6. Dane Clancy
7. Richard Cunnife
8. Rick Murphy
9. Sean Tennant
10. Aaron Galsworthy
11. Sam Richards
12. James Bija
13. Rhys Davies
14. Sam Richards
15. Mike Healy
16. David Leonard
19. Lee Roberts
18. Nick Clancy
20. Aaron Galsworthy

Tries: Jenkins (2, 15), Brooks (25, 65), Bailey (36), Powell (39), Cunnife (48), N.Clancy (62)
Goals: D.Clancy 5/8

1. Dale Nash
2. Rob Tovey
3. Sam Kettle
4. Nolan Nicklin
5. Joel Pay
6. Daryl Carter
7. Grant Hetherington
8. Lee Taylor
9. John Sutcliffe
10. Steve Gauhiva
11. Owain Tudball
12. Mike Hitchings
14. Matt Davies
19. Liam Jefford
15. Blaine Groves
20. Matthew Davies
17. Rob Gardner
18. Matt James
16. Rhys Selway

Tries: Sutcliffe (7), Tovey (10)
Goals: Carter 1/2

Referee: Haydn Edwards
Half-time: 26-10
Scoring Sequence: 6-0, 6-4, 6-10, 10-10, 16-10, 20-10, 26-10, 32-10, 36-10, 42-10