There was a buzz of excitment at Wrexham's Bryn Estyn Road when Gogledd Cymru took on a strong Worcester Academy side. The cheers were audible to Tesco shoppers when Mathew Parry and Adam Robson opened up the defence to put Jon Meldrum in under the posts for 7 points after the visitors had taken an early lead. These proved to be Gogledd Cymru's only points in the game. The final score was 71-7 but this game was never about winning. No-one would have expected our fledgling amateur regional side to have beaten a professional outfit under the stewardship of Mike Ruddock and Clive Griffiths. The purpose of the game was to publicise the regional side, to benchmark the standard of rugby in North Wales, to raise aspirations for young players of the future and to put into practice some of the individual, unit and tactical skills practiced in training. The game achieved these goals and also the respect of the Worcester team.