Internationals Mark Ring, Steven Blackmore and the half-backs that had started the Heineken Cup final, Andy Moore and Adrian Davies all departed.[54]. [7] The supporters of both clubs started an agitation in the summer of 1876[7] for the two clubs to amalgamate, to give Cardiff town a better chance of beating the neighbouring teams. Varsity is an incredible day for all club members. His tenure lasted just one season after the club was wound up following their withdrawal from Super League and finishing bottom again. Please help your club, the community and the environment. Edwards and Davies were picked for the 1974 Lions tour to South Africa (although Davies refused to go in protest against apartheid) and Edwards started all four Tests, where the Lions went unbeaten through all 22 matches and would probably have won all their games, but in the final Test the South African referee blew the final whist four minutes early with the scores level and the Lions camped on the South African line. However, in June 1921 he signed for professional rugby league club Wigan, beginning a new trend of Welsh union players "going north" to play rugby league.[22]. Cardiff and Swansea refused to sign these agreements and were expelled from the Welsh Premier Division. What about Cardiff and District Rugby Union clubs which no longer exist? Cardiff's success began to tail off towards the end of the 1980s, with Adrian Hadley leaving for rugby league in 1988 and Gerald Cordle following in 89, and they could only manage two Cup quarter-finals and one semi-final appearance in the last three years of the decade. The five were fly-half Billy Cleaver, prop Cliff Davies, centre Jack Matthews, scrum-half Rex Willis and Bleddyn Williams, the "Prince of Centres". In 1974–75 Cardiff failed to reach the WRU Challenge Cup semi-finals for the first time, losing 13–12 to Bridgend in the third round, despite not conceding a try in the entire Cup. Email: generalenquiries@cardiffrfc.com, Terms & Conditions | Cookie Policy | Privacy Policy | Login, Maintained by Ian Tabor, Viv Jones, Simon Down, and Ian Davies [60] They won their first five Welsh/Scottish League matches, seemingly making certain they would retain their title,[61] especially as Swansea lost three of their first five games. https://www.facebook.com/CardiffUniRugby/?fref=ts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7OrB-uF3Kk. Howley had to return home early due to injury and neither of the two Cardiff players started a Test match. Do not attempt to refresh the page. Despite only playing in the first Test, John Bevan became the Lions' record try scorer (including matches against club teams) with 17. Over the last decade, Rhiwbina RFC has experienced a monumental change..... Rhiwbina RFC @RhiwbinaRFC12/11/2020 12:13:51NEWS: Save the date - 6 December 9-12am. WALES RUGBY LEAGUE, Sport Wales, Sophia Close, Cardiff CF11 9SW. A key incident was the Arthur Gould affair in 1897. Cardiff Rugby Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Rygbi Caerdydd) is a rugby union football club based in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. Sports clubs We have over 60 sports clubs ranging from traditional sports, such as rugby, football, cricket or tennis, to martial arts, motorsport and watersports. However thanks to initiative from a consortium of businesses in the area, North Wales Crusaders were formed for the 2012 Championship One season and achieved promotion at the second time of asking when coached by former Wales boss Clive Griffiths. Items we are able to recycle are- mobile phones, games consoles, set top boxes, sky boxes, laptops, tablets, desktops, mixed cables, DVD players, remote controls, routers hard drives and small..... TERRY O'GORMAN Get reviews, photos, contact details and opening times for Rugby Clubs and other sports and leisure service providers near you. The start of the 1999–2000 season for Cardiff was hampered by them missing 13 first choice players due to the World Cup, and in late September they fell to a humiliating 60–18 defeat away to Llanelli at Stradey Park. As funding for 1997 was based on only being in Super League. Recycle your broken, unwanted or derelict IT and electrical Items, Terry O'Gorman - passed away 29th October, NEWS: Save the date - 6 December 9-12am. Through its history Cardiff RFC have provided more players to the Welsh national side and British and Irish Lions than any other Welsh club. Australia haven't played Cardiff RFC since, leaving the club with a perfect record of six wins from six games against the Wallabies (although Cardiff Blues did lose to Australia 31–3 in 2009). Central Sports & Community Centre, Beignon Close. This was Cardiff's first defeat at the Arms Park for over two years, since 13 December 1997, again against Swansea. Bringing Cardiffs unique rugby heritage to life, it aims to capture, preserve, celebrate and … The club is saddened to hear that former player Keri Evans – who played three times for the club in the 1983-4 season –, Premiership All Time Penalty Goal Scorers. But a late drop goal from full-back Mike Rayer won it for the Arms Park side capping one of the most successful periods in the club's history, with five Schweppes Cup victories in seven years.[47]. The Cardiff Rugby Digital Archive is a collection of memories, mementoes, reminiscences and records. [35] The score in the final was 15–8, with tries from Mike Rayer and club captain centre Mike Hall and kicks from fly-half Adrian Davies. The Demons reached the Grand Final of the Academy Division Two in their second season but lost to Hunslet Hawks. The Northern Union later changed its name to the Rugby Football League in 1922 and thus, over time the sport itself became known as rugby league. 2001–02 was the first year of the Celtic League, containing teams from Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Following the 2003 regionalisation of Welsh rugby, Cardiff RFC rebranded as Cardiff Blues and the RFC team (owned by Cardiff Blues Ltd) play in the semi pro Welsh Premier League Registered Office: 3 Forbury Place, Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3YL. The RFU declared Gould a professional and then banned all clubs and players from playing against him. [4] Playing under the Cheltenham College rules,[4] Glamorgan FC had increased its membership to sixty six by November 1874. The line-out was also abolished and the value of all goals were reduced to two points. 4205228 VAT Number: GB 765 346 017. Cardiff repeated their unofficial championship victory two years later in 1955, and had three Lions in the 1955 touring side, notable for not including any of the five that toured in 1950. The pool stage would begin in mid-August and continue on for a month. After appointing Brian Noble as coach and Iestyn Harris as assistant, they reached the play-offs for the first time in 2010. However, both Dai Young and Bob Norster were selected for the Lions tour to Australia in 1989, the only Lions team to come from 1–0 down to win the series. A case was put forward and although it was accepted by the RFL, it was rejected by the existing Super League clubs. In the League they finished third, 3 points behind Neath and 11 behind Bridgend. Click on the links on their names for their official websites. Tell us what we’re missing. The league will welcome the UK's most elite rugby teams to do battle at Llanrumney and Cardiff Arms Park, with a select of showcase games being broadcasted on national television through Freesports UK (Sky Ch 422, Virgin Media Ch 553, BT Ch 95, Talk Talk Ch 95, Freesat Ch 252 and Freeview Ch 95).

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