September sees the summer of cricket come to an end, youngsters heading back to school and the rugby season getting underway. Add them all together, and it means the WRU College League is back for another year.
The league actually got underway last Friday as Whitchurch High School went down to Llandovery College at home, while defending champions Coleg y Cymoedd commenced their title defence with a win over fellow Cardiff Blues region side Ysgol Glantaf.
Cymoedd, who have played out each of the last five finals against West Wales’ Coleg Sir Gar winning three of them, came out 14-28 winners at the Arms Park with Cardiff Blues U18’s Iwan Sheppard and Craig Miller amongst those getting on the scoresheet.
The remaining Cardiff Blues region college team, Cardiff and Vale/Cowbridge, get their season off to a start also at the Arms Park on Wednesday afternoon as they host Coleg Llandrillo with a 14:30 kick-off.
Whitchurch are also in action on Wednesday as their second game of the season sees them host Coleg Gwent, with all the teams hoping to repeat last year’s successes when they finished in the top half of the table.
That was despite being hit by Regional Age Grade call-ups as Cardiff Blues U18s were split into two sides while other regions only operated one. With that team now re-combined, the impact should be lessened on our four teams this season.
Follow all the WRU College League action here and @CardiffRugbyWeb this season, with All Wales Sport compiling all the results and tables in one place, while @RygbiPawbS4C will show one live game a week on a Tuesday night.