5th May 2014, 09:48
Scott McRorie Nines is back
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Professional Rugby League comes to Blackwood on Sunday 11 May 2014 for the first time with South Wales Scorpions’ Championship 1 fixture versus Hunslet Hawks.
Blackwood RFC are delighted to be hosting the Scorpions and are hoping for a good turn out from the local community. ‘It’s an honour for Blackwood to be hosting this South Wales Scorpions game against such an established name as Hunslet Hawks’ said Blackwood chairman Roger Moore. ‘We’ve hosted Wales Rugby League fixtures in the past and we are very much looking forward to this game.’ Kick off at Blackwood’s Glan yr Afon Park is at 2-00pm
The Scorpions game will be preceded by Wales Rugby League’s Scott McRorie Nines Tournament from 10am, and with seven Conference sides expected to enter, there appears to be no clear favourite. The holders Valley Cougars will be entering their ‘A’ team, which is unlikely to be supplemented with players from their first team, as they are playing their own match in the Conference South at Oxford the day before.
The reformed Blue Bulls have signed a lot of players and will be strong, as will current champions Torfaen Tigers. Less is known about the new sides Aber Valley Wolves, Cardiff Spartans and Gwendraeth Valley Raiders, but for them it will be a great opportunity to judge where they are in their development. Established Conference sides Cardiff Demons and Newport Titans complete the lineup and have as good a chance as anyone to win the competition on the day.
The draw for the 2014 tournament was made last month at The Brewhouse in Cardiff, the official bar of Wales Rugby League, and brought the following results.
Aber Valley Wolves
Valley Cougars 1
Valley Cougars 2
Bridgend Blue Bulls
10.10am Aber Valley Wolves v Cardiff Spartans
10.30am Valley Cougars 1 v Valley Cougars 2
11am Valley Cougars 1 v Cardiff Spartans
11.20am Aber Valley Wolves v Valley Cougars 2
11.50am Cardiff Spartans v Valley Cougars 2
12.05pm Valley Cougars 1 v Aber Valley Wolves
10.10am Cardiff Demons v Newport Titans
10.30am Bridgend Blue Bulls v Torfaen Tigers
11am Bridgend Blue Bulls v Cardiff Demons
11.20am Newport Titans v Torfaen Tigers
11.50am Cardiff Demons v Torfaen Tigers
12.05pm Bridgend Blue Bulls v Newport Titans
12.35pm Semi-Final 1 - Winners Group A v Runners up Group B
12.55pm Semi-Final 2 - Winners Group B v Runners up Group A
Presentation of the trophy and medals will be at half-time of South Wales Scorpions v Hunslet Hawks.
Tickets for the whole day starting at just £1 for children and £8 for adults can be booked online via http//walesrugbyleague.ticketsource.co.uk by clicking the Tickets tab and are also available on the day.