WELSH SCHOOLS 9 NEW ZEALAND SCHOOLS 18 A crowd of more than 2,000 turned up at The Gnoll to see a highly competitive game in which the Welsh defenders cut down their rivals time after time.
Two first-half tries by the Kiwis, the first after 20 minutes from No 8 Liam Messam from a line-out and the second the result of a clean midfield break by the centre and captain Luke McAlister, set them on course for victory.
McAlister converted his own try, but three penalties from the boot of Llandovery College full back Ricky Williams cut the gap to three points by half-time.
Two late McAlister penalties in a wind assisted second half enabled New Zealand to hold onto their lead, but the Jonathan Edwards led Welsh side emerged with great credit.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).