Cardiff meet Pontypridd in the second Principality Cup semi-final of the day on Saturday (13 April, find out here what the History books say about the fixture......
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CARDIFF - Cup winners seven times (1981; 82; 84; 86; 87; 94; 97) Runners-up three times.
PONTYPRIDD - Cup winners 1996. Runners-up twice.
Three previous cup meetings:
1978-79 at Sardis Road in a quarter-final.
PONTYPRIDD 9 Try: Colin Riley. Con/Pen: Colin Bolderson.
CARDIFF 7 Try: Terry Holmes. Pen: Huw Davies.
Pontypridd went on to reach the final and lost to Bridgend 12-18.
1979-80 at the Arms Park. (The round before the quarters)
CARDIFF 6 Try: Mike Watkins. Con: Gareth Davies.
PONTYPRIDD 13 Tries: Alan Rose, Don Jones. Con: Jeff Hazard, DGoal: Ian Walsh.
Pontypridd lost 3-16 at home to Llanelli in the quarter-finals.
1993-94 at Rodney Parade, Newport. (Semi-final)
CARDIFF 8 Try: Colin Laity. Pen: Adrian Davies.
PONTYPRIDD 6 Pens: Crispin Cormack (2).
Last-second penalty by Cormack missed and Cardiff went on to beat Llanelli in the final by 15-8.
Played for both clubs.
Neil Jenkins, Lee Jarvis (now Neath) and coach Lynn Howells all began with Pontypridd and came to Cardiff. Howells and Jarvis returned to Sardis Road for a second spell. Martyn Williams began with Pontypridd and is now in the Cardiff squad, while Paul John played in Cardiff's first-ever league match in 1990, but later returned to Pontypridd. The fine Pontypridd servant, Matthew Lloyd, began his rugby career at Cardiff. Of the current squads, Cardiff's Emyr Lewis played in his first final in 1990-91 season in the winning Llanelli side.
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