The Mumbles Mafia

By Rev. Pete orphan | 18/11/2016

While catching a lift to training last week I took the opportunity to ask the Mumbles Mafia aka prop Dan Kenny and back row ( I hate playing second row) Jon Fox their thoughts for VFTP.

Who would you pick as Wales outside half ?
K: Sam Davies he offers more in attack than Dan Bigger who plays on his heels too much.
F: Great analysis I agree Sam Davies for me too.

What's your predication for the Wales v Argentina game on Saturday ?
K: Wales to win 32 -25.
F: It will be a 22-22 draw.

( the actual score was Wales24 Argentina 20)


How did you end playing for Swansea ?
F: I played for Swansea school boys under 11s, Ospreys development teams and then Ospreys academy from where I was attached to Swansea.
K: About 3 years ago Cloughie recommended me to Swansea, having played all through with Mumbles.

What are your 7 from 7 choices ?

Cat or dog ?
K: cat
F: dog

Twix or Mars ?
K: Twix
F: Twix

Red or white wine ?
K: red
F: red

Football or golf ?
K: football
F: golf

Beach or skiing holiday ?
K: beach
F: beach

Toast or cereal ?
K: toast
F: cereal

Game of thrones or breaking bad ?
K: game of thrones
F: neither

What's the day job you have to fit rugby around ?
K: I'm a maintenance engineer
F: I'm a trainer carpenter

Who would you pick in your dream front and back rows ?
K: I'm on the loose, hooker would be Trevor Leota and on the tight Brian Mujati.
F: I'm at 8 , 7  Steffon Armitage  and 6 Tom croft

What rugby law would you change ?
K: - I'd bring back the hit in the scrum
F: - I'd make it legal to kick out on full outside your 22

Who would most like to meet from history ?
K: - Rosie Huntington - Whiteley
F: - Pablo Escobar

Who would you have voted for in the USA presidential election ?
K: - Hilary
F: -Hilary

What is your favourite film, band, reading matter ?
K: -the departed / oasis / evening post
F: - frozen / chasing cars / rugby world magazine

You want to know more mutterings from the Mumbles mafia you can follow them on @ dan_kenny and @foxy_8.

Thanks to the boys for an entertaining ride to training and sharing your thoughts. Obviously neither are great rugby predicators and Foxy likes the row even less now as he got injured in the opening minutes playing there last Saturday.

We kicked off our fundraising for the club's chosen charity for this season, the Neonatal unit at Singleton Hospital, last Friday at the Ospreys Quins game, with a bucket collection. Thanks to ospreys for their help in this. I'll bring you the total raised in the next VFTP as money still being counted. But thank you to the anonymous winner of the half time draw who gave us all their winnings for the charity. You are a star.
The next fundraiser will be the club's annual Christmas Carol Service which this year takes place on Monday December 12th at Pantygwdr Baptist Church. As usual there will be a collection at this event for the charity. We will have readings from the players of both the men and the first time the women's teams as well as support from the Bryncoch Male voice choir. Kick off is 7.30pm and are there will be refreshments afterwards. Please put the date in your planners and join us for some carols and fun in aid of a great cause.


Rev Pete

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