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Jarvis pleased with performance on debut

Friday 10th December 2021

Matthew Jarvis was pleased with the team’s performance as he made his long-awaited debut for Pontypool RFC in front of a packed out The Ray Prosser Stand.

The outside-half has had to wait for first Pooler appearance after sustaining a fractured larynx but after being given the all-clear earlier last week, he was handed his debut and starred in an impressive and convincing victory.

Pontypool ran in a total of 12 tries and Jarvis managed 10 of the 11 conversions he attempted. His vision and passing also played a decisive role as Duan Thomas ran in a hat-trick, Darren Hughes grabbed a brace and Owain Leonard, Geraint Walsh, Pat Lewis, Scott Matthews, Cameron Regan and Sam Scarfe all got on the scoresheet. A penalty try rounded off the scoring in the 82-3 triumph.

“It was good to get my home debut out of the way,” he said.

“It’s been longer than I thought with the injury but it’s good to be back. It’s been a long time coming and it was an enjoyable game.

“The points are great but it’s about how we performed as a team more importantly, the shapes and the structures.

“The communication and intensity were there. It was a good reaction and a decent performance.

“It was a good reaction from last week’s loss. It was a good team performance, there are still bits to work on, still things we can improve on but we’ve got to be happy with that.”

Jarvis already has 20 points to his name after just one appearance in the red, white and jersey and will be hoping to continue that form going forward.


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