The WRU College League will get going again this week after taking a break halfway through the season for half-term.
It’s been an incredibly close start to the campaign over the first six weeks, with the top six teams only separated by six points, but we start just behind them where Whitchurch High are in the chasing pack, knowing they have a game-in-hand in their back pocket.
Two tough Cardiff derbies were first up for the Church, as they went down against Ysgol Glantaf and Cardiff & Vale College, but they bounced back in impressive style in week three with a 12-38 away win over Newport High.
Another loss followed against the always strong Coleg Sir Gar, but another good comeback saw them beat Coleg Llandrillo at home before enjoying their bye week just before half-term. They return from two weeks rest for a big game against Llandovery College this week, knowing they will then have played five of the eight teams above them in the league.
One of the teams right in the thick of the race for the top of the table is Ysgol Glantaf, who once again are proving a tough team to beat having finished in the top four last season.
Having followed up that win over Whitchurch with home defeats against Coleg Gwent and Cardiff & Vale they are now on a three-game winning streak, beating Pembs College and Llandovery College on the road before overcoming Coleg Llandrillo at home before the break.
They have three away games on the bounce when fixtures resume, starting with Bridgend College this week, but know that two of their last three games will be home as they battle to make the top two.
Currently occupying those spots on the league are the other Cardiff Blues pathway sides involved in the competition, Coleg y Cymoedd and Cardiff & Vale College.
CAVC lead the way as things stand with 24 points from their six games, but Cymoedd have a game-in-hand in their back pocket, and a 100% record from their five games so far.
The two sides actually met in the opening round, Cymoedd emerging victorious from the Arms Park, but bonus points have been a saviour for CAVC who have also drawn with other big hitters Coleg Sir Gar in the first half of the season.
Five try bonus points from their six games give them the advantage, with Cymoedd only picking up three from their subsequent wins over Neath Port Talbot, Pembs, Llandovery and Gwent.
The key fixture at the top of the league comes next week when Cymoedd head to Coleg Sir Gar, knowing a win would put them in the driving seat for the rest of the season.
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