HAFODYRYNYS under-9s have now graduated to playing full contact rugby and they started the new season at the Newbridge tournament with two wins, one draw and one loss.

The Baby Rams welcomed new players to the side and they together with the established players, they played exceptionally well at this new level.

In the first game of the tournament in a evenly matched contest, Hafod drew 0-0 with Abertillery with both teams exhibiting powerful tackling and excellent defence.

In their second game Treharris came out on top with a 2-1 win, with the Baby Rams try coming from the speedster Cohan Williams.

The Hafod then won beat Mountain Ash 2-1, with the tries coming from Cohan Williams and Bailey Carter and with great tackling from Aled Jones, Deven Williams, Lewis Griffiths and Rees Parry.

In the final game the boys played the hosts Newbridge and secured a 1-0 victory, with the only try coming from newcomer Guy Davies.

Superb tackling from Carson Newell, Cameron Jefferies and Ellis Price meant the Baby Rams left the field on a high.

The coaches were very pleased with the team's performance at their first games at full contact level.