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What was the first Scarlets/ Llanelli game that you attended?. My first ever game was away in South Wales Police in 1983. It was a cup game..Grav was  still playing. Phil Davies was playing for South Wales Police , so too was  Nigel Whitehouse . We won the game convincingly  , I forget the exact score.  I don't remember exactly  my first match at  Stradey, but two big  cup games stand out..One was against Ponryppol   the other was a defeat to Aberavon. 11.10 , I believe with Ray Giles scoring a try  for the Wizards at the town end. 

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Llanelli v Australia 1975
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Sept 1968 - can’t remember the opposition but the aura of stradey was apparent immediately to me.  The furore of Barry John going to Cardiff was still angering everyone there. 
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Scarlets vs Border Reivers the now defunct 3rd scottish side 2005/6 season we put 50+ points on them i think 
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Originally posted by EJPT EJPT wrote:

Scarlets vs Border Reivers the now defunct 3rd scottish side 2005/6 season we put 50+ points on them i think 
Back in the days when we had Gareth Bowen at 10, Havili on the wing and Clive-Stuart Smith at scrum-half.
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Absolutely no idea. I was too young to recollect. It would have been around 73/74 or 74/75 season I expect. My first recollection of watching Llanelli play though was not at Stradey but one of many cup finals I attended, in 1976 when we beat the jacks. 
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Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Absolutely no idea. I was too young to recollect. It would have been around 73/74 or 74/75 season I expect. My first recollection of watching Llanelli play though was not at Stradey but one of many cup finals I attended, in 1976 when we beat the jacks. 

Living overseas and nearly every time only coming back every few years in the summer with the family, I rarely get to see them play live now. My last game attended was Shove's debut against the Kings. Confused
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Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by EJPT EJPT wrote:

Scarlets vs Border Reivers the now defunct 3rd scottish side 2005/6 season we put 50+ points on them i think 
Back in the days when we had Gareth Bowen at 10, Havili on the wing and Clive-Stuart Smith at scrum-half.
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My father took me to Stradey a couple of times in the late 50s. I don't remember the games, but Terry Davies and R.H.William were playing, both British Lions. It must have been a wrench for my father, because he watched from the Tanner Bank from the late 1930s to 1990, in between sessions in the Ranch (70s and 80s anyway)
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Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:

What was the first Scarlets/ Llanelli game that you attended?. My first ever game was away in South Wales Police in 1983. It was a cup game..Grav was  still playing. Phil Davies was playing for South Wales Police , so too was  Nigel Whitehouse . We won the game convincingly  , I forget the exact score.  I don't remember exactly  my first match at  Stradey, but two big  cup games stand out..One was against Ponryppol   the other was a defeat to Aberavon. 11.10 , I believe with Ray Giles scoring a try  for the Wizards at the town end. 
I remember that game, always an interesting visit to Waterton Cross        
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Originally posted by Hendre Hendre wrote:

Llanelli v Australia 1975
I remember seeing the game but I cant remember if it was my first. Around there somewhere as we had only just moved back from Southampton.
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Scarlets v NZ 1972....that game was my 1st.
In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

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  1968/69 season I think ?
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Llanelli v Tonga 1974! Although I went to the final against Cardiff in 1973.

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Early 60's no idea what match it was, I had a season ticket from around when I was 9 or 10, in  1963 or 64, but by then I was a regular.

I remember seeing Terry Davies play, and Ray Williams but that's about it. As I've previously said the first big game was New Zealand 1963, and I would have been 8.

My first international was a triple crown match v Ireland in 1965, no subs and Dick Uzzell left the field for 20 minutes, so Terry Price moved to centre and Alun Pask the No 8 to full back. I remember the Irish Try, and Terry's drop goal from around the 10 yard line in wet muddy conditions, memories just can't be bought in Tesco. 


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