Cardiff RFC have confirmed that Steve Law will continue in his role as head coach ahead of the 2021/22 campaign getting underway at the end of the month.
The man known as ‘Spot’ arrived at the Arms Park in the summer of 2017, and after a year of adjusting to life at the capital club he got the Rags firing in 2018/19, leading us to WRU National Cup glory for the first time since 1997 and second in the Indigo Group Premiership just behind champions Merthyr.
The Rags were set to go one better the next season, leading the Premiership table comfortably in mid-March before the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of the league and ended hopes of a league and cup double.
Law will now return for the upcoming season, working alongside Academy Manager Gruff Rees who will oversee the development aspect of the side as it becomes properly aligned as the second team of Cardiff Rugby, giving game time to Academy players and first team fringe players alongside the semi-professionals.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he said, “It’s great to continue as head coach of Cardiff RFC and I am really excited about the future here. It has been a frustrating few months with no semi-professional rugby but we are all really looking forward to getting back out there and implementing our plans to fully align all of our teams.
“We will be fully integrated as the traditional Rags to Cardiff Rugby ensuring key game time for developing young talent and those on the fringe, while maintaining a core of top class semi-professionals. This will ensure we are successful both on the pitch but also in terms of providing a breeding ground for the best local talent.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Cardiff Arms Park so far and I’m enthused by the start of this exciting new era.”