THERE was a lorry load of fun to be had in St Davids on Saturday, November 29.

Players from St Davids Rugby Club and members of St Davids Penknife Club joined forces to pull an eight tonne lorry from M&S Transport through the city to raise money.

A group of about 20 strong men started the challenge at the rugby club at midday and pulled the lorry down Nun Street, passed the City Inn on New Street, down the High Street, past Cross Square and back onto Nun Street to complete the circuit.

They were joined by a merry band of bucket collectors who collected donations from the public on the way around.

Club captain Rhys Price said: “We discussed the idea of a lorry pull after training one day and decided to go for it.

“I can’t say we did any special training for it.

“It was pretty tough going; coming up past the fire station was the worst part. By the time we got back to the club we were all knackered."

Rhys added: "Initially we had planned to race against the Penknife Club, but thankfully we decided to pull together otherwise we would still be out there.”

Les James from St Davids Penknife Club said: “We are hoping to raise a few hundred pounds for the first team and for the girls rugby team.

“Ysgol Dewi Sant has a new girls under 16 team which has been started in conjunction with the rugby club. They are joining the league after Christmas so we’re raising money to get a kit for them so they can represent the school and the rugby club.”

He added: "We're all going into the club now for a well-deserved pint to watch Wales beat South Africa."