In the Coca-Cola Dragons Rugby Trust U14 Cup final, current Champions Treorchy will defend their title against New College. Over 220 schools took part in their local leagues in the first school term producing the final 32 teams that participated in the National knock-out stage of the competition. The final will kick off at 12.30pm on Monday 20 May.
The Welsh Youth U19 cup final between Cardiff and Aberavon will follow at 6.00pm. Swansea slipped out of this year's competition when going down 12-9 to the young Wizards at Morfa Stadium in what was a very close run semi-final. Current Cup holders Cardiff secured their place in the final defeating Newport 25-20 on Wednesday night.
In a festival of minis rugby, Cardiff RFC will play host to the National U10s Tournament on Sunday 19 May kicking off at 11.00am. The sixteen finalists, who were drawn from all parts of Wales, qualified through their district competitions. Over 100 teams participated in the initial competitions with: Abertillery, Cwmbran, Nelson, St Albans, Dinas Powys, Abercynon, Wattstown, Beddau, Aberavon Green Stars, Groesinon, Hendy, Burry Port, Crymych, Aberystwyth, Mold, Llandudno and last season's Champions Bridgend Athletic competing for the National U10s title.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.
The WRU officially unveiled the new pitch today in time for Wales to take on Australia in the first of the Dove Men Series autumn international matches this Saturday. Head Groundsman Lee Evans and colleague Craig Campbell reflect on the 15-week project and look ahead to a pitch perfect future at Millennium Stadium.