Ewan Rosser was delighted to break his try-scoring “drought” with superb hat-trick in comfortable victory over Gwent rivals Bedwas RFC in the WRU Admiral National Championship.
The young winger has made a big impact at the club but hadn’t managed to get over the whitewash in his previous four appearances.
However, that changed after just two minutes as full-back Geraint Walsh drove forward before offloading to Rosser to sprint over the whitewash. Joel Mahoney, Mathew Powell and Garin Price followed him over to secure the bonus point in the first half.
Rosser made an even faster start in the second half as he collected replacement Ieuan Jones’ pass to touch down inside a minute before sealing his hat-trick shortly before the hour mark, thanks to good work from debutant scrum-half Dai Jones.
Scott Matthews completed the scoring in the final minute to round off his 50th appearance in style while Matthew Jarvis fired over six of the seven conversions.
Rosser admitted the squad had been teasing both him and fellow winger Powell about their lack of tries and he is pleased to finally end those jokes in style.
“It’s been an ongoing joke for weeks now,” said a smiling Rosser, who turns 22 later this month.
“I think it was four games and not one try so the drought is finally over and they did say that once I scored one the floodgates would open and they did today so I’m happy.
"It was only a couple of minutes [for the first try], I couldn’t believe my luck.
“Both me and Mathew [Powell] hadn’t scored yet so as soon as I scored I looked for him and he was over the moon for me.
“[After the game] we were both just happy to finally score because we were both in the same boat so we were just celebrating our tries.
“Finally the drought is over and the boys can stop with all the jokes now.”
Despite taking all of the plaudits for his man-of-the-match performance Rosser is still just focusing on one target – gaining promotion.
“I’m hoping to score every week but the win comes first,” he continued.
“We’re just focusing on promotion this year and anyway we can get a win we will do it.
“But even though it was a high-scoring game we were trying to score until the very end, we didn’t get lazy, we were working for the whole game.
“That’s what we are looking for, bonus points in every game.
“We’ve got two big games now and then we can enjoy our Christmas.”