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Cardiff derby on Sunday with two games Saturday

4th June 2015, 13:54

Cardiff derby on Sunday with two games Saturday

This Saturday sees two Welsh Conference games with one intriguing encounter on Sunday.

Welsh Conference

Saturday 6th June

Bridgend Blue Bulls v Newport Titans (Pyle RFC, 2pm)

Gwendraeth Valley Raiders v Aber Valley Wolves (Mynydd y Garreg RFC, 2pm)

Sunday 7th Junr

Cardiff City ‘B’ v Cardiff City ‘A’ (Rumney RFC, 11.30am)


This Saturday sees two Welsh Conference games with one intriguing encounter on Sunday.


Early pace setters Bridgend Blue Bulls host Newport Titans on Saturday (kick-off 2pm) and will be full of confidence after running in 13 tries against Cardiff City ‘B’ last time out.


“We played some good stuff last week and although Cardiff took an early lead injuries meant they couldn’t field replacements in the second half and we showed no mercy,” said coach Lee Harben-Jones. “I will be expecting more of the same this week.”


In contrast late withdrawals of players saw the Titans fail to field a team last week.


Aber Valley Wolves having hosted the Wales Students side on Tuesday evening face the long trek on Saturday to Mynydd y Garreg RFC to take on Gwendraeth Valley Raiders (kick-off 2pm).


Wolves will be heartened by the good start they made against the students and will be looking to build on that performance. The Raiders will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Cardiff City ‘A’ last time out.


Raiders’ director Andrew Thorne said: "This is our first year as a competitive club and although we travelled light last week, I am happy that we have the player base to field two teams and, so far, fulfil all our fixtures on time.


“I'm sure that as time goes on and the sport is recognised in the west, we will gain more support and more players will come to give it a go. We have a good number of juniors coming through that will hopefully pay dividends in the coming years.”


On Sunday Cardiff City ‘B’ host Cardiff City ‘A’ at Rumney RFC (kick-off 11.30am) which will see mate take on mate in a battle for bragging rights in the capital. The ‘A’ side will be boosted by their excellent win over the Raiders last week and will be hoping to use it as a springboard to climbing the league table.


Senior player Chris True said: “Confidence is high following the win against GV Raiders and the B team’s first half performance against Bridgend. Following a well-attended and productive training session this week, this weekend’s game is  a good opportunity to assess squad depth, and for those battling for a first team place to put their hand up ahead of two big games next week against Aber Valley and Newport.”