Maesteg Harlequins (Tir Iarll) rugby football club is a friendly, hospitable club, which promotes Rugby Union on a strictly amateur basis.
A warm welcome awaits anyone who wishes to play or support rugby union and enjoy the South Parade and Maesteg Harlequins club experience. Training is on Mondays and Thursdays at South Parade starting at 6:30pm. Wele ti - See you soon.
It was good to see Jake Lewis selected to play for the UWIC Championship match versus Dunvant on Saturday 22nd of October.
Additionally, Jake was on camera on Wednesday 26th when UWIC travelled to Durham University. Despite a 31 - 19 defeat, if it were not for a tired pass UWIC would have been on Durham's line fighting for a victory in the final minutes instead of giving away an extra try to their hosts.
Jake came on as a replacement and the number of rucks he hit was phenomenal. His fitness shone as he lung-bustingly shuttled from one breakdown to the next.
1st XV - Rhodri Bwye
2nd XV - Leon Crow.
Maesteg Quins have selected their strongest squad for many seasons to compete in the Evs 7s at Tondu.
Included in the squad are Bedwas' James Dixon and Bridgend Ravens' Geraint Watkins.
Previously, the Quins have been runners-up in the main tournament and won the second tier final on two occasions.
1. Lloyd Bradley 2. Rhodri Bwye 3. James Dixon 4. Geraint Evans 5. Ryan George 6. Alex Griffiths 7. Jack Picton 8. Owen Richards 9. Joe Symmons 10. Lewis Tutt 11. Geraint Watkin 12. Kieran Watkin
travelling reserve / water boy Sion King.
Three players have signed for Maesteg Harlequins in the past week.
The first was Andrew Healy. After a solitary season playing in the Championship, the back-rower has said 'Ta-Ta' to Tata and returned to the club fpr whom he has played more than141 times, scoring 41 tries (plus 1 conversion) and preventing a whole lot more.
Head coach Dean Ronan is pleased Healy has chosen to return, bringing further experience and strength to the young pack.
Prop Ryan Shearan represented the Quins at the end of last season in Youth rugby, before playing for Maesteg and Nantyffyllon.
Shearan signed from the latter in order to test himself in Division 1 rugby, excited many former front-row forwards when he turned out for the club six years ago. He is a modern front-rower who like to be in the loose, but also loves a scrum or two.
All the coaching staff are delighted to have signed Shearan and expect big things from him this season.
Jack Picton played both for and against the Quins last season and has transfered from Pencoed.
Playing on permit against Bonymaen, in atrocious conditions the flying winger, who can play anywhere along the backline, scorched over in the mud. Consequently the coaches were extremely keen to recruit Picton once he showed an interest in joining the club. Everyone hopes this exceptional talent will play many more times for the Quins and maintain his 100% scoring record.
Anyone interested in enjoying the South Parade experience and testing themselves in Division 1 rugby, on a purely amateur basis, please contact the coaches or attend any of the training sessions, which take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Presentation Night will take place on Saturday June 24th 2017.
Awards will be presented to:
Player of the Year.
Second Team Player of the Year.
Players' Player of the Year
Most Promising Player of the Year.
Clubman of the Year
All members are welcome to celebrate the club's most successful season in its 118 years history