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Defender Cup reaches epic conclusion at CAP

Community | 2nd May 2023

The next generation of Blue and Blacks lit up the Arms Park over the Bank Holiday weekend as the Defender Cup reached its conclusion at the home of Cardiff Rugby.

The future certainly looks bright for rugby in the region as spectators were treated to nine finals of the highest quality across two days of action.

Land Rover Defender have once again supported the tournament this season, as they continue to showcase the very best of grassroots rugby.

Friday night’s curtain raiser saw Merthyr and St Albans go toe-to-toe in the U12 Bowl final.

The Buns came out on top before a thrilling U13 Bowl final saw Beddau edge past Llantwit Fardre by 15 points to 14 to bring a close to the opening day of action.

Play returned to the Arms Park on Sunday, where the Bowl finals drew to a conclusion with Pontypridd U14’s slender victory over Treorchy in a physical and tense affair.

Kicking off the Plate finals, Llandaff North and Old Illtydians claimed the U12 and U13 titles respectively following tough contests against Builth Wells and Llandaff RFC.

The U14 Plate was won by Cowbridge, who saw off the challenge of CRICC to win 41-10.

Attention turned towards the Cup finals on Sunday afternoon, kicking off with the U12s where Whitchurch battled pst Pontypridd to claim the big prize.

Pontyclun were the main winners of the U13 age group after coming out on top of their meeting with Builth Wells while the final Defender Cup title of the day went to Merthyr U14 following their win over St Peter’s.


Bowl: Merthyr 12 St Albans 34

Plate: Builth Wells 5 Llandaff North 10

Cup: Whitchurch 22 Pontypridd 17


Bowl: Beddau 15 Llantwit Fardre 14

Plate: Llandaff 10 Old Illtydians 12

Cup: Pontyclun 28 Builth Wells 7


Bowl: Treorchy 12 Pontypridd 13

Plate: Cowbridge 41 CRICC 10

Cup: Merthyr 22 St Peter’s 8