Tough two weeks sees Cardiff Met slip back from top three

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Cardiff Met Uni RFC have suffered back-to-back losses in the BUCS Super Rugby, losing touch with the top three at the halfway point of the regular season.

After two high-scoring wins at Cyncoed, the Archers have made long away trips on each of the last two Wednesdays, firstly going across country to Loughborough with the hosts in that top three.

Met battled back well from 13-3 and 20-13 down to make the score just 23-20 at the break, and even drew level at 30-30 with an hour gone, but a late try for the Loughborough was too much for Danny Milton’s men to deal with and they fell 37-33.

Then it was a big trek up north to league leaders Durham who led a closely fought first half 13-6 at the break but broke away early in the second period to lead 20-9 and then 30-14. The Archers attempted to battle back for another losing bonus point but fell just short with a 30-21 final score.

Cardiff Uni RFC, meanwhile had faced the other member of the top three two weeks ago as Exeter visited Llanrumney. The Red and Blacks were able to hold the visitors to just 19 points but could only put 7 on the board themselves to come away with nothing, before this week’s big clash away at Northumbria was called off due to covid cases in the Cardiff camp.

As a result Uni sit ninth in the 10-team league, six points ahead of Northumbria and four points back from Swansea but with a game-in-hand over their Welsh Varsity rivals, as they prepare to visit Leeds Beckett this week.

Met stay fourth, two points ahead of Hartpury but nine points back from Exeter, as they make the short trip west to St Helens.

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