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South Wales University Series Announced

8th November 2016, 10:31

South Wales University Series Announced

Wales Rugby League have launched a mini series between the South Wales based universities who compete in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Rugby League competitions.

Wales Rugby League have launched a mini series between the South Wales based universities who compete in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Rugby League competitions.

 

The four sides from South Wales who compete in the university leagues are as follows:

 

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Swansea University
  • University of South Wales

 

These four sides will compete against each other initially on Sunday 11th December at The Wern in Merthyr Tydfil, home of the South Wales Ironmen.  This will be followed in the new year by a combined "Origin" game split into East and West regions. Cardiff Met will team up with USW to represent the East Universities whilst Aberystwyth and Swansea will represent the West Universities on Sunday 12th February 2017 at Parc Stebonheath, home of the West Wales Raiders in Llanelli.

 

Wales' Students head coach Latham Tawhai said: “I think the new mini-series being launched is a fantastic concept. It’s exactly what the game at Student level here in Wales needs. Credit to all those who have managed to put this together.

 

"We’ll (Wales Students) have our first open training day on November 27th in Llantwit Major so this series complements the programme perfectly.

 

"We’ll have seen a few of the players in a training environment but nothing compares to seeing them in a competitive game.  With a place in the World Cup squad up for grabs it should provide incentive for some excellent battles.

 

"I’m really looking forward to it.”

 

Sunday 11th December 2016, The Wern, Merthyr Tydfil

 

  • Game 1: University of South Wales v Aberystwyth University
  • Game 2: Cardiff Metropolitan University v Swansea University

 

Sunday 12th February 2017, Parc Stebonheath, Llanelli

 

  • East Wales Universities v West Wales Universities

 

Further information, timings and prices will be released closer to the dates.

 

University RL is currently going through a boom in Wales right now with six sides competing every Wednesday in BUCS competitions. Bangor Univeristy and Cardiff Metropolitan's seconds are the remaining two sides in addition to those already mentioned. The latest fixtures are on the home page of www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk but this Wednesday's fixtures are as follows...

 

PREMIER LEAGUE SOUTH

Swansea v Loughborough

NORTHERN 2A

Lancaster v Bangor

WESTERN 1A

Cardiff Metropolitan A v Exeter University A

University of South Wales v Cardiff Metropolitan

Aberystwyth University - BYE - next in action on November 16th when they host University of Bath.