Met get the better of Uni in first Cardiff Clash of this season’s BUCS Super Rugby

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Cardiff Met were the winners in the first Cardiff Clash of the 2021/22 BUCS Super Rugby campaign over Cardiff Uni at the Arms Park last week.

Hosts on the night Uni came into the game off the back of a bonus point win over Nothumbria in round one and rushed into an early 6-0 lead thanks to the boot of Elliot Haydon, before Met, who had drawn 13-13 with defending champions Durham to get the season going, struck back when captain Morgan Nelson went over after a move at the front of a lineout.

Sam Brown couldn’t convert but was on target with a penalty to give the Archers lead, however Uni took the lead back to go in at half-time when Greg Ramage went over from close range and Haydon converted in front of the posts.

Haydon added three more early in the second half but Met weren’t lying down as Brown kicked six more points before Roma Zheng scored a superb individual try from the left wing. The conversion was good but the pendulum swung back in Uni’s direction when they grabbed a converted try from a strong driving maul.

In the end it came down to the final kick of the game and step up Cardiff Met’s Bradley Roderick-Evans to kick a penalty for a 23-26 win.

Round three sees Uni head on the road for the always tough trip to Exeter, while Met welcome Loughborough to Cyncoed.

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