A special day for a special individual.

That best summarises what took place at Parc Llwyn Ty Gwyn on Saturday as a Mari Griffiths Select XV took on a Scarlets Ladies Select XV.

But the day was about far more than rugby, with the event raising money for Mari herself and Lymphoma Action. The 26-year-old was diagnosed with the condition in 2018, but her bravery has touched many and she was in attendance on Saturday to present players with shirts and spoke on the microphone at full time.

"I was very humbled by this event, and I cannot thank Whitland Ladies enough for what they have done for me," Marie told Telegraph Sport.

"And special thanks to Natalie Walsh and Katie Thicker as the main organisers, and all family, friends and supporters for attending."

And Marie said such events were crucial to raise awareness of what so many go through.

"In this day and age more and more people unfortunately are diagnosed with cancer and each individual goes through different emotions.

"I cannot stress enough the importance of events like these."

The two teams involved were fitting, with Mari having represented the Borderettes and the Scarlets in recent seasons.

"It was very important to me as I have been honoured to play with both sides, and I cannot thank the players enough for being involved."

The game itself was an entertaining affair with a number of Welsh internationals on show, including current skipper Carys Phillips and Olympian Jasmine Joyce.

The Scarlets were also made up past and present regional players and eventually ran out 47-21 winners. Mari's side meanwhile, contained Whitland players and some of her former team mates at Cardiff Met. 

The day started with an 'Isuzu pick up' where the WRU came and took old reusable kit, and Sioned Harries took a training session with the Taf Valley Tigers girls, and also donated a signed Wales shirt and ball from herself.

She stayed on after to be water girl for the Mari Griffiths Select XV.

There was also a bouncy castle, bbq, live music, raffle - and in the weeks building up to the game a big online auction took place.

Later on Saturday evening, both players and spectators stayed until late back at the Whitland club house and while the final figure raised is not yet confirmed, people can still donate here via a Just Giving page.