Welsh rugby team beaten by record 181 points
The Holyhead XIII before the game
It’s never the best start to the rugby season when you have to travel three and a half hours to your first fixture and find yourself two players short of a full XV. But things got considerably worse for Holyhead Rugby Club when they conceded a British record 181 points without reply.
The opposition, Llanidloes RFC, scored 29 tries with No 10 Tom Morgan accumulating 47 points and three players grabbing five tries each. The match took place in SWALEC Division 3 North.
Huw Jenkins, chairman of Llanidloes, said the victory was tempered by sympathy for the opposition whose mammoth journey undoubtedly contributed to the result.
"They would have travelled 7 hours to come and play and that's why they didn't have a full team. We felt very sorry for them - it's not on [to have to travel so far] and the sooner the league understands the better."
The world record defeat is said to be a 350-0 drubbing registered in the French 3rd division in 1984.
HARD LUCK!!! I am sorry they had to travel for 3 and half hours also they had a few men short
Oh well! better luck next time!
Great score - Reminds me of when Llanelli beat South Wales Police 106 - 6. The story went that a Llanelli player was stopped by the local Police for some minor driving offence so the team got their revenge on the pitch!!