12 Days of Christmas 5

Christmas is coming up fast. We are already on to day 5 of our “12 Days of Christmas” success stories where each day we give you another bit of history about our club and the things we are most proud of.

πŸŽ„ Today we will be taking a look at the men who have picked up representative honours with the Dragonhearts.

Wales Dragonhearts are the amateur national side which is made up from the best players in the community game in both south and north Wales.

In 2017 we had our first cap when Mark ‘Blobby’ Jones was selected to play against Germany. The Germans were a formidable side which included none-other than former Leeds Rhino’s and current Hull KR centre Jimmy Keinhorst. Wales narrowly lost that game 34-38.

Mark ‘Blobby’ Jones
Jimmy Keinhorst

In 2018, Mark ‘Blobby’ Jones was once again selected to play for the Dragonhearts. This time he was joined by three other Outlaws; Corey Phillips, Max Hendy and Ieuan ‘Pasty’ Griffiths.

They weren’t the only Outlaws representing Wales in that Dragonhearts series. Our Head Coach, James ‘Buzz’ Allen was assistant coach.

The Dragonhearts played a 3 game series that year. Firstly they played London & South East in the English capital (losing 32-24) before flying out to Serbia to take on the Serbian national side (losing 22-20) and then a Serbian League select XIII (winning 50-4)

Left to Right: Max Hendy, James Allen, Corey Phillips, Ieuan Griffiths

In 2019 another two Outlaws players picked up their first caps for the Dragonhearts; Shaun Watton & Jonah Huntley.

This time the boys took on the Southern England Lionhearts (winning 26-20), Lithuania (winning 58-0), England Community Lions U23 (losing 68-0) and Malta (winning 34-18). The Malta team featured renowned journeyman Jarrod Sammut who at the time was playing for Wigan Warriors. πŸŽ„

Shaun Watton and Jonah Huntley
Jarrod Sammut