20th May 2015, 16:21
Wolves and Bulls face off in big match
There’s just one match in the Welsh Conference on this Bank Holiday weekend and it’s the clash that could decide the top side in the league with last year’s Grand Finalists Aber Valley Wolves and Bridgend Blue Bulls meeting at Senghenydd.
There’s just one match in the Welsh Conference on this Bank Holiday weekend and it’s the clash that could decide the top side in the league with last year’s Grand Finalists Aber Valley Wolves and Bridgend Blue Bulls meeting at Senghenydd RFC (kick-off 2pm).
Both sides have two wins from their first two games but it’s the Wolves who currently lead the way having inflicted a heavy 86-1 defeat on a depleted Cardiff City RL ‘B’ side last time out.
The Bulls disposed of Cardiff City RL’s ‘A’ side 44-26 last weekend and will be equally keen to keep their unbeaten record intact.
Bridgend and Aber Valley have large strong squads and if both sides are able to field first choice sides this weekend’s game looks set to be a cracker. The two sides last met in the 2014 Grand Final at Taff’s Well when the Blue Bulls greater experience saw them clinch a narrow win over their opponents in what was a bruising game.
Wolves’ team manager Darren Williams can’t wait for the encounter.
“We have some classic games against Bridgend last year,” he said. “It hurt the boys when we lost in the Grand Final and we want to put things right in 2015 starting with this Saturday.
“I’m happy with how the start of the season’s gone. We had a massive win over Cardiff City B last week but we know Bridgend will be a different proposition. We’re expecting a big crowd at Senghenydd so it should be a great atmosphere.”
The scheduled matches between Newport Titans and Cardiff City RL ‘A’, and Gwendraeth Valley Raiders v Cardiff City RL ‘B’ have been postponed and will be arranged at a later date.
However The Raiders, having been left without a fixture, will be entering the Trimsaran Sevens competition at Ffos Las on Sunday (starts 11am).
“This will be new experience for the Raiders squad as it will be the first time some of the lads have played sevens,” said Raiders’ assistant coach Andrew Thorne.
Raiders been drawn in Pool 3 alongside Bynea and Cwmavon but after the late withdrawal of Glamorgan Wanderers, the organisers are looking for a fourth team in their group.
Please go to https://twitter.com/trimsaranrugby for contact details if you wish to take The Raiders and others on this Sunday.