Hayward sees new charges romp to victory
9:25pm Friday 30th November 2012 in Gwent rugby
CROSS KEYS 48 SWANSEA 0
BYRON Hayward’s tenure as successor to Mark Ring got off to a positive start as his accomplished new charges brushed aside struggling Swansea to sweep to a bonus-point win at Pandy Park.
The new Keys backs coach was in his element as 28 points from Steffan Jones provided the inspiration, the Dragons fly half completing a penalty hat-trick inside 22 minutes before crossing for the first Keys converted try after Gareth David had charged down an attempted Swansea clearance.
Having established a 16 point cushion, Rob Nash’s men were kept at bay until two minutes before half time when a neat attack down the right flank paved the way for hooker Gerwyn Price to crash over and Jones to add the extra points.
It was effectively over as a contest in first half added time as Jones again took centre stage to charge down a kick and cross under the posts for a third converted Keys touchdown.
Keys racked up further tries from Dorian Jones, replacement lock Sean Higgins and a second by Price with Jones adding a fourth penalty to complete a landslide victory.
Cross Keys scorers: Tries: S Jones (2), G Price (2), D Jones, S Higgins; Cons: Jones (3); Pens: Jones (4)