Cymoedd confirm College League final spot

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Coleg y Cymoedd have reached their seventh straight WRU College League final as they look to defend their title and go the entire season with just a single loss.

They secured their place after a comfortable 5-47 win away at Pembroke College in a re-arranged game on Monday afternoon, and can now sit back and watch as their opponents are decided on the final day of regular season competition this Wednesday (the 19th).

Currently Coleg Sir Gar are in pole position to face Cymoedd in a seventh successive College League final, and reach their ninth straight final, realistically requiring just a single point from their game against Coleg Gwent due to a superior points difference.

Ysgol Glantaf, on the other hand, will be hoping Gwent do them a favour and leave Sir Gar point-less, as if they can overcome Bridgend College then it will be an all-Cardiff Blues development pathway showdown to decide the league champions.

Teddy Williams Wales U18
Cardiff Blues and Wales U18’s Teddy Williams captains the Ysgol Glantaf side

Sir Gar do have the upper hand in this aspect though, as they play later on Wednesday at Sardis Road, after Glantaf have played at Cardiff Met’s Cyncoed campus, with both games shown live online by S4C’s Rygbi Pawb.

Unfortunately the Welsh Rugby Union have done away with the semi-finals stage of the competition this year, with the reasoning believed to be that no third or fourth placed side in the final league table have ever won a knockout encounter.

That is a disappointment though as both Glantaf, who will likely finish third, and Cardiff & Vale/Cowbridge, who are set to finish fourth, have beaten who would be their prospective opponents in the forms of first place Cymoedd, and second place Sir Gar, during regular season games.

Nevertheless, it is still a huge achievement for the Cardiff Blues development pathway to have three sides finish within the top four of the WRU College League.

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