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Its due for release on Sept 24th.

 

Do you know anything about a big push in Cardiff/South Wales for the World Cup?

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Any news on this big announcement that was supposed to be taking place a few weeks/months ago?

Is the big announcement about Wales or the World cup in general?

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Is the big announcement about Wales or the World cup in general?

It has been a long wait. It had better be good.

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South Wales Grand Finals Day a success

 

TORFAEN TIGERS 24 VALLEY COUGARS 18

 

Over 1,000 people attended Rugby League Grand Finals day in South Wales at a sun-drenched Taff’s Well on Sunday, the culmination of which saw Torfaen Tigers take their first ever senior title, beating Valley Cougars 24-18 in a see-saw match.

 

It was the fifth final of the day in Wales Rugby League’s biggest ever club finals day event.

 

The Cougars from Treharris, attacked from the off after Torfaen made a handling error from kick-off and Scott Britain looked to ground in the first minute but dropped the ball while under pressure.

 

However after being awarded a penalty, the Cougars did take the lead in the second minute when Matthew Powell scored in the corner. Paul Emmanuelli missed the kick.

 

The second try came on five minutes when Gareth Way brilliantly laid off to Darryl Carter who scored under the sticks. Emmanuelli converted to make the score 10-0.

 

Torfaen hit back on 16 minutes after Ryan Bates found a gap in the Cougars defence and ran through unchallenged. Mike Davies converted to bring the score back to 10-6.

 

And four minutes later, man of the match Bates added his and Torfaen’s second to level things up. Davies’ second goal took them into a 12-10 lead.

 

Cougars regained the advantage five minutes before the interval when Danyl Davies scored in the corner. Emmanuelli’s kick was wide.

 

Torfaen got back into the lead eight minutes into the second half when Lee Jones scored in the corner, but with the conversion missed, the score was just 16-14 to the Tigers.

 

But six minutes later, the pendulum swung back in Cougars’ way when Dafydd Hellard grounded, again a try in the corner and again followed by a missed conversion. 18-16 to the men from Treharris.

 

Cougars’ Danyl Davies was denied a second try thanks to a forward pass, which could have been a hammer blow for Torfaen.

 

And there was drama at the other end with just three minutes to go when Jordan Peak had a potential winner ruled out for a forward pass.

 

But Torfaen weren’t to be denied. With the game into added on time, Luke Brown grounded under the sticks and Mike Davies converted before adding a penalty in the last second to seal things.

 

UNDER 13s FINAL

 

NEATH AND DISTRICT SCORPIONS 36 CARDIFF SPARTANS 20

 

Neath and District Scorpions won the first final of the day, the under 13s encounter, in a competitive match against Cardiff Spartans.

 

The final score was 36-20 but the youngsters from the capital made the Scorpions’ youngest outfit fight all the way.

 

Neath went into a 14-0 lead after scores from Alex McNamara, Kurt Davies and Kingsley Morgan.

 

but quick tries from Cardiff’s Joseph Melhuish and Karling Claridge brought the score back to 14-10.

 

Tries from Brad Roderick and Ben Lukes further extended the score to 26-10 before Claridge and then Connor Brookes went over for Cardiff to give them further hope with the score now at 26-20.

 

However the West Wales side were too strong in the end and two further tries sealed the win.

 

UNDER 14s FINAL

 

ABER VALLEY WOLVES 36 PENALLTA STORM 10

 

The Wolves from Senghenydd took their first of two trophies after beating Penallta Storm 36-10 in a Caerphilly County Borough derby for the Welsh under 14s Final.

 

The final score was 36-10 and the result was never in doubt after the Wolves built up a sturdy 26-0 lead.

 

Ryan Edmunds and Ross Williams led the way with a brace of touchdowns apiece with William Fishlock, Luke Yendle and Brendan Wiegold also crossing. Lewis Blakely kicked four conversions.

 

Storm gave themselves some respect with two second half tries from Owen Davies, one of them being the last of the game showing their refusal to give up.

 

UNDER 15s FINAL

 

ABER VALLEY WOLVES 38 BRIDGEND BLUE BULLS 28

 

It wasn’t quite as easy for the Wolves in the under 15s final as it took two tries at the death to see off Bridgend Blue Bulls.

 

The Senghenydd side built up a 24-10 lead at the interval but the plucky Bridgend side fought back and dramatics saw the score at 28-all with just five minutes left on the clock.

 

Connor Weigold completed his hat-trick to finally seal the Wolves win. Other tries came from Liam Walters, Tom Davies, Ben Madges, Tristan Wharf and Morgan Jones, the latter also kicking three conversions.

 

Bridgend scored three fewer tries but Eugene Richards was more accurate with the boot which helped the match to its dramatic finish.

 

He converted four out of five as Jason Bennett (2), Tom Lucas, Ash Thomas, Jack Thompson and Fraser McGann were the tries scorers for the plucky runners up.

 

UNDER 16s FINAL

 

SOUTH GOWER REBELS 24 PENALLTA STORM 16

 

Penallta lost their grip on the title thanks to two tries in the last five minutes by a skilful South Gower side.

 

The Storm had won the under 15 title last year and the under 14 crown in 2011 and they were in pole position in this final until the very latter stages.

 

16-10 up at one stage, Storm’s tries came from Kyle Williams, Scott Davidson and Thomas Rees with Lewis Alexander kicking the one conversion.

 

But South Gower showed a never say die attitude and fought back. Hero of the day was James Taylor with a hat-trick of tries while Keelan Giles added a further two.

 

Keiran Williams and Tom Neale kicked one goal apiece to help give the Swansea-based side the title in only their second year of operation.

 

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Mike Nicholas pleased at WRL growth

 

Wales Rugby League President Mike Nicholas has said that he’s delighted at the continued growth of Rugby League in Wales at community and junior level.

 

The former Warrington and Wales forward attended Sunday’s South Wales biggest ever club Rugby League Grand Finals day, where Taff’s Well RFC saw five matches - four at junior level and the 11th senior final from South Wales which saw Torfaen Tigers beat Valley Cougars 24-18 in a dramatic encounter.

 

It’s been the best and most pro-active season of community Rugby League in South Wales in three years and Nicholas, who was one of a number of pioneers who attended a meeting to launch the Welsh Conference at the old Bridgend Town FC ground in the winter of 2003, he admits that he didn’t expect to see it grow to such heights.

 

“A lot of people were involved right at the start,” Nicholas said. “Danny Sheehy chaired the first meeting for the Conference, Chris and John O’Callaghan were involved and there were two from Bridgend, Alan Evans and Andrew Smallwood, and they helped us get the league off the ground.

 

“We had decent crowds in that first season, we had games on Sky Sports Boots N All and the carnival atmosphere helped to launch Rugby League in South Wales as we know it now.

 

“The finals day on Sunday where we had under 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s and a senior final is a measure of our progress. It’s been a fantastic day having five Grand Finals which mirrors what we did for schools in South Wales earlier this year.

 

"The talent on display is brilliant. For example, James Taylor, who won the man of the match in the 16s Final looks a real future star and I hope that Wigan scouts were here to see him!”

 

This second North Wales Grand Final takes place this Wednesday in Colwyn Bay when Conwy Celts take on Flintshire Falcons (kick-off 7.30pm) and Nicholas hopes that one day North Wales can replicate the progress that South Wales has made at community level.

 

“We’re getting there,” he said. “There was a curtain raiser before the Crusaders game on Sunday with junior sides from Latchford and Wrexham Bradley Raiders. We are playing games at junior level in North Wales but we don’t as yet have the depth that they do in the south but we are playing Rugby League at different age groups all over North Wales.”

 

And with North Wales Crusaders beating Oxford 54-10, it sets the scene for the biggest club Rugby League match in Welsh history on September 1st and Nicholas can’t wait.

 

The Scorpions need to win for a place in the play-offs while the Crusaders, should they beat London Skolars on Friday, will need to win to take the Championship 1 title.

 

“That would be a real double edged sword,” Nicholas said. “It lends itself to an exciting finish to the Rugby League season in Wales.”

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U 13's Win Grand Final

 

Neath and District Scorpions have won the WRL under 13s Grand Final, in a competitive match against Cardiff Spartans.

The final score was 36-20 but the youngsters from the capital made the Scorpions’ youngest outfit fight all the way.

Neath went into a 14-0 lead after scores from Alex McNamara, Kurt Davies and Kingsley Morgan.

But quick tries from Cardiff’s Joseph Melhuish and Karling Claridge brought the score back to 14-10.

Tries from Brad Roderick and Ben Lukes further extended the score to 26-10 before Claridge and then Connor Brookes went over for Cardiff to give them further hope with the score now at 26-20.

However the Scorpions were too strong in the end and two further tries sealed the win.

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North Wales Crusaders closed the gap between themselves and Oldham Roughyeds, who sit top, to four points with a 54-10 victory over Oxford.

With Oldham’s season coming to a conclusion against rivals Rochdale Hornets on Thursday night, Crusaders’ destiny now lies well and truly in their own hands, and they kept on track for promotion with another superb second half showing.

Simon Stephens’ try took Crusaders into an early lead, and although a quick-fire double from Shaun Robinson saw the lead change hands at one stage, once they got momentum, and with Oxford tiring, there was only going to be one winner.

Crusaders opened the scoring when Simon Stephens collected a short ball from McConnell and touched down underneath the posts.

But a mixture of errors and poor discipline on the home side’s part gifted Oxford plenty of field position – and they took full advantage as they turned the game on its head.

Sean Morris’ pass sent Shaun Robinson in at the corner and Robinson was in once again moments later, this time from a superb cut-out pass from Martin Roden at acting half.

However, Crusaders came up with a quick response, Steve Bannister crossing in the right corner after Moulsdale popped the ball out to him after a break.

And Rob Massam added a fourth for North Wales when he took advantage of a loose pass on the left edge to race clear and score underneath the posts.

Oxford would have been hoping to start the second half with a response, but Crusaders built on their lead within a couple of minutes as a perfectly timed pass from Tommy Johnson sent Brennan through a gap.

Brennan added Crusaders’ fifth as he collected Dallimore’s pass on the blind side, before Simon Stephens capitalised on Jonny Leather’s error in-goal to touch down next to the posts.

Rob Massam and Leon Brennan crossed for their second and third tries respectively and then the try of the game – and what could, arguably be the try of the season – finished an impressive win in style.

After Oxford knocked on near halfway, Jono Smith collected the ball and grubbered ahead, which he then collected before popping the ball out to Andy Gorski who, in turn, put Steve Bannister over for his second.

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No sorry. I do know that the Welsh Assembly have been v supportive of WRL, but as to promotional stuff I don't know.

 

Reassuring response from the RLWC team via facebook:

 

"As the host city of our opening ceremony there will be plenty of activity in Cardiff closer to the start of the tournament. Look out for updates on our Facebook page and Twitter feed (@rlwc2013)."

 

Didn't state exactly what but it looks like something will definitely happen.

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Good to hear.

As I said I know that WAG have supported WRL in regard to the RLWC, but didn't know too much about this specific aspect.

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Which stand do the TV cameras at Wrexham point? Looking at getting tickets in front of the cameras for the games there.

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North Wales Crusaders head coach Clive Griffiths was delighted with the 54-10 success over Oxford and, in particular, how his side rode the storm when it came. A mix of errors and penalties put Crusaders on the back foot at times in the first half, with a narrow 18-10 lead heading in at the break, but another ruthless second half showing kept their 100-per-cent record intact.“I’m pleased as it’s an emphatic win in the end”, Griffiths said. “But I’ve got to give credit to Oxford as they made it hard for us.“They’ve only been going this year – and they’re similar to ourselves last year – but they’ve got a lot of togetherness there, they keep going and they made us work for the win.“It certainly wasn’t as easy as the scoreline suggests, although that was mainly down to us being the architects of our own downfall in the first half.“We were making errors and then kept on giving away penalties on the back of that, so we let them off the hook a little bit.“We’ve nilled another team in the second half and that’s very pleasing. The longer the game went on the stronger we became, and once again our fitness levels came through in the second half.“The main thing is that we had a good start and a good finish – and that invariably wins you games.”Next up is the tough trip to London Skolars for Griffiths’ men and the former Wales coach is fully aware of the task ahead.“We know what we’ve got to do now” he said. “We’ve got to get five points out of the next two games and we’ll be giving it our all to do that.“It’s going to come down to the South Wales game if we win or get a point from Friday. It’s going to be a massive game; North versus South for a massive prize.“We’re in a good position and all our concentration is now on Friday night’s game.” -

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Which stand do the TV cameras at Wrexham point? Looking at getting tickets in front of the cameras for the games there.

 

The Cameras are usualy situated at the Mold Road Stand so the Yale Stand will be the best place to sit to be on the TV.

 

Only Tickets for the Mold Road Stand appear to be on sale at the moment for the Wales v USA game though

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The Cameras are usualy situated at the Mold Road Stand so the Yale Stand will be the best place to sit to be on the TV.

 

Only Tickets for the Mold Road Stand appear to be on sale at the moment for the Wales v USA game though

 

Thanks for that. Is there a camera gantry in the Yale Stand too?

 

Tickets are available in the other two stands for the Wales vs USA game; they've shaded in the wrong boxes though. Highlight the grey upper tier areas and you'll see what I mean. I have informed the ticketing office but they have done nothing about it yet.

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North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair RL team have now completed their first season.
 
So lets just go over some of the things they have achieved. Since March this year they have:

Found a home to play,
Found some funding to get things started
Put together a coaching and management team.
Found players (most new to the game)
Started training, entered a national league.
Played with commitment, pride and determination.
Found they could mix it with the best of them!
Sent 6 players to the Rugby League Wheelchair World Cup.
Found stardom with Sky sports, ITV Wales, and Heart Radio.
Introduced wheelchair sport to approximately 400+ school children.
Started a new Disability sports charity.
Proved that this club is about what you can do not what you can't do.

Of course acknowledgement goes to Matt Pritchard, WRL, Sport Wales, Disability Sport Wales, PACT and the Welsh Wheelchair RL squad all have played an important role.

However for our players and coaching staff...... take a bow all of you!
Dali Credu (keep believing)

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Will Probiz be sponsoring Wales in the World Cup? There is a bit on the Fev website, that says one of the teams playing on day 1 will be sponsored by Probiz.

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Plus all being well, there will be an announcement in September in regards to the choir at the opening ceremony of the World Cup. It's all getting closer now.

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Will Probiz be sponsoring Wales in the World Cup? There is a bit on the Fev website, that says one of the teams playing on day 1 will be sponsored by Probiz.

Scotland are playing PNG in a warm up at Fev. Probably linked to a sponsorship deal for the Scots ?

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Plus all being well, there will be an announcement in September in regards to the choir at the opening ceremony of the World Cup. It's all getting closer now.

Is that announcement on the 24th. Lol.

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I see a number of Cardiff buses are now carrying posters regarding the World Cup, called in Smith's not a RL journal to be bought, and only one RL book on sale, a certain half back who is now coaching at Featherstone or Cas.

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Iestyn Harris on Sky Sports tonight

 

Tune into Sky Sports 3 tonight for Super League Superstars as the featured guest is Wales' head coach Iestyn Harris. He's had a busy and successful playing career and has already led Wales to successive European Cup trophy wins and a Four Nations campaign. Let's see what he has to say. Start time is 7pm.

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All aboard for Rugby League World Cup 2013!

 

The RLWC2013 branded van will visit over 70 locations across the country borough in the lead up to the tournament. It provides a very popular service to those areas of the county borough which are not within easy reach of a branch library.

The famous Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground will host two games as part of the RLWC 2013. In the first match, Wales will take on Group D rivals USA on Sunday November 3rd (KO 2pm). The Racecourse Ground will also host the mouth-watering quarter final match between the winners of Group A and Group D on Saturday November 16th (KO 1PM).

Cllr Neil Rogers, Leader of Wrexham Council said: “This is a great way for us to highlight the fact that Wrexham is hosting two matches at this huge sporting event. This van will be out and about in communities across the county borough and provides the RLWC2013 with a strong visual presence here in Wrexham.

“RLWC2013 is just around the corner and there has been a lot of interest in tickets for both matches.”

Tickets for both games at The Racecourse are available online at www.rlwc2013.com/tickets, in person at the Glyndwr University box-office or by calling the Rugby League World Cup ticket hotline on 0844 847 2013.

There’s a great double ticket offer available which means you can be at both matches in Wrexham for as little as £15.

Buy a ticket for the Wales v USA game and get your quarter final ticket for half price. It’s a fantastic offer to be to witness world class sport.

- See more at: http://www.mission2013.co.uk/all-aboard-for-rugby-league-world-cup-2013/#sthash.rkTjo24Y.dpuf

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