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Tuesday, 18 February, 2003, 14:46 GMT
No shocks in Principality Cup
Cardiff's Dan McShane reaches over the line for a try against Bonymaen
Cardiff's Dan McShane reaches over the line for a try
Saturday, 8 February



Bonymaen 16-41 Cardiff

Cardiff survived a first-half scare at Park Mawr before eventually overpowering Bonymaen.

The First Division side led 13-9 at half-time, but Cardiff hit back after the interval to run out comfortable winners.

Dan McShane scored two tries, with Anthony Sullivan and Dan Baugh claiming one apiece.

Bonymaen: Tries: Rowlands. Cons: J Davies. Pens: J Davies (2). Drop Goals: Rowlands.

Cardiff: Tries: Sullivan, McShane (2), Baugh. Cons: N Robinson (3). Pens: N Robinson (5).


Cross Keys 16-49 Pontypridd

Pontypridd scored seven tries to one at Pandy Park.

Winger Gareth Wyatt grabbed a brace, with Emyr Lewis, Gareth Baber, Dale McIntosh, Brett Davey and Matthew Rees adding the others.

Davey converted four of the tries and slotted over two penalties.

Cross Keys fly-half Gareth Worgan scored all of his sides points with a converted try and three penalties.

Cross Keys: Tries: Worgan. Cons: Worgan. Pens: Worgan (3).

Pontypridd: Tries: Davey, Wyatt (2), E Lewis, Baber, M Rees, McIntosh. Cons: Davey (4). Pens: Davey (2).

Att: 2,100


Carmarthen Quins 8-13 Ebbw Vale

Ebbw Vale needed extra time before finally ending Carmarthen's spirited challenge.

The home side were only a few minutes away from securing a famous victory after a Barry Thomas penalty gave them an 8-5 lead.

But Ebbw scrum-half Brian Shelbourne kicked an injury-time penalty to level the scores and force 20 more minutes of play.

Flanker Paul Williams settled the contest five minutes from time with drive over try from a lineout.

Kati Tuipolotu had put the visitors ahead with a try early in the first-half, but that score was soon cancelled out by Carmarthen's Emyr Jones.

Carmarthen Quins: Tries: Jones. Pens: Thomas.

Ebbw Vale: Tries: Tuipulotu, P Williams. Pens: Shelbourne.

Att: 175


Newbridge 8-39 Bridgend

Bridgend ran out comfortable winners at the Memorial Ground and ended Newbridge's 18-month unbeaten home record.

Mama Molitika scored two of their tries with former captain Huw Harries and Ben Phillips getting the others.

Craig Warlow kicked two conversions and five penalties for a 19-point haul.

Newbridge: Tries: M. Taylor. Pens: J Williams.

Bridgend: Tries: B Phillips, Harries, Molitika (2). Cons: Warlow (2). Pens: Warlow (5).

Att: 1,500


Glamorgan Wanderers 12-76 Neath

Neath proved far too strong for the Wanderers as they scored 12 tries in a thoroughly professional performance.

Shane Williams scored four touchdowns and Shaun Connor converted eight of the tries.

Glamorgan Wanderers: Tries: James, Hewlett. Cons: Pocock.

Neath: Tries: K James (2), S Williams (4), S Connor, P James, A Jones, Tandy, R Phillips (2). Cons: S Connor (8).

Att: 1,017


Bedwas 10-27 Newport

Matt Mostyn, Jason Jones-Hughes and Mike Voyle crossed for Newport, and they were also awarded a penalty try.

The Black and Ambers opened a 22-0 lead before Nathan Hill and Nathan Gittins grabbed consolation tries towards the end.

Bedwas: Tries: Hill, Gittins.

Newport: Tries: Mostyn, Jones-Hughes, Penalty, Voyle. Cons: Strange (2). Pens: Strange.

Att: 2,800

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