Four WRL men’s matches this Saturday to enjoy

There are three domestic WRL league matches, plus one friendly match, to enjoy in Wales this weekend, with two having already been postponed and rearranged.

Cardiff Blue Dragons will be looking to bounce back following their 40-16 defeat at Aber Valley Wolves last weekend.

The Wolves were rampant throughout with former rugby union professional Jason Tovey scoring exactly half of the points, scoring two tries and kicking six goals. Tobias Davies and William Oates were also amongst the try scorers. Cardiff replied with tries from Rhys Lewis, Duane Iles and Joshua Palmer, with Nathan Tucker kicking two goals.

This Saturday, Cardiff are hosting Bridgend Blue Bulls at Glamorgan Wanderers with a 2pm kick-off.

Last week, the Blue Bulls continued their one hundred per cent record with a 38-26 win over Aberavon Fighting Irish, where Dale Wood scored a brace of tries, with Ieuan Ace and Xavier Manaseitava also crossing. Gareth Howells kicked five goals. Aberavon replied with tries from Cole Quinn, Jack Dacey, Dylan McLachlan, Brett Thomas and Scott Whitlock, the latter also kicking three goals.

Aberavon travel to Rhondda Outlaws this Saturday, with a 2.30pm kick-off at their Glynoch ground. It’s the two club’s first ever 13-a-side meeting at senior level, but they did clash recently at the pre-season nines tournament.

Last Saturday, the Outlaws had a comprehensive 58-12 win at Black Dragons, where Robert Hemmings scored a hat-trick of tries. Ben Pinnock grounded twice, with Rhodri Garland, Jack Griffith, Ieuan Griffiths and Lee Griffiths also crossing. Chris Harris scored a try and kicked nine goals. Black Dragons replied with Jordan Griffiths and Rhys Dudley going over for tries, both of which were converted by Shaun Tennant.

Black Dragons’ game against Aber Valley Wolves, scheduled for this Saturday is unfortunately postponed, but has already been rearranged to Wednesday 13th July with a 7pm kick-off.

Black Dragons are now playing Cynon Valley Cavaliers this Saturday at Banwen RFC in a friendly match – kick off 1:30pm.

In North Wales last week, Conwy Celts kicked off their season with a 34-16 win over Flintshire Falcons in Llandudno. Bryon Davies led the way with two tries, with Tom Caldwell, Ben Stelmaszek, skipper Ed Weston and Tomo Coathup also crossing. Byron Davies kicked five conversions. Flintshire replied with tries from Bryn Sheppard, Billy Forrester, James Jackson and Toby Davies.

This Saturday, Marchogion Môn Knights host Flintshire Falcons at Menai Bridge RFC, kick-off 2pm.