25th February: The Wales Under 20 starting line-up to face France includes five changes from the side that narrowly lost to Scotland a fortnight ago. At last our very own Jordan Viggers is in the starting line-up. Jordan starts at Full Back. Coach co-ordinator Allan Lewis said, “While there are a few players out injured this week, the situation gives others an opportunity to play at this level and the changes certainly don’t weaken the team. France U20 v Wales U20 Saturday 28 February, 8.55pm local time, 7.55pm on S4C. Best wishes Jordan from everyone at the Rocks.
24th February: C’est ce temps de l’année… The time is here… For all the travelling Rocks. Meet at the Rugby Club at 7.15AM to leave at 7.30AM. Bring your passport and boots. The only other information needed is – we’ll be back on Sunday about 7PM.
23rd February: Rugby this coming weekend – the First XV travel across the city to play Fairwater, the youth have the Wanderers at home and Llanrumney away. Meanwhile the Rocks travelling Social Team will be playing Frank’s select XV in Paris on Friday afternoon.
19th February: It’s more celebration this week. Firstly we acknowledged Jordan Viggers on his Under 20′s cap followed by the youth league positions. Not to be outdone – Patsy’s Under 16′s are celebrating with congratulations to Ben Thomas, Sion O’Brien, Marley Lovell, Tom Meehan, Josh McAuly and Joe Miles, who have all been selected for the Wales under 16s squad. Good luck to all from the club especially from the proud coaches Patsy and Don. The future is bright – the future is Green and Black!!!
17th February: It’s back to Rocks Rugby this weekend. The First XV entertain Brecon at home in the League and the Youth play Aberdare also at home. Club Social to follow the game.
17th February: Plans for the Paris trip. <Here>
Youth and Development sides perform well in their divisions
8th January: Benon and Pariya make headline news for the Rocks – Read all About it. For a full copy, buy the Wales on Sunday today. Any questions and or comments from the media or press to members or the committee should be directed to Joe Sweeney – Chairman on 07812136468.
8th January: Great to see JORDAN VIGGERS get capped for Wales U20 this weekend. He came on for 13 minutes late in the second half and caused chaos for England, being pivotal in two crucial turn overs and … the biggest hoof of a ball off the field at gone 80 minutes ever seen. Well done Jordan. Great win against England. ROCK ON.
7th January: Another good, but narrow, win for the First XV 23-25 on the road to Porth Quinns. The next league game is on 21st February at home to Brecon. Meanwhile the seconds notched up 43 points at home to Clwb Rugbi II winning 43-5. Well done to both teams today.
6th January: First XV tomorrow are away to Porth and a prayer for the boys in red tonight…Dear God – remember - Bethlehem is in Wales!!! Amen.
31st January: The First XV gave us another second half scare today at Llandaff Fields against CRCC where they led 19-3 at half time. A poor start to the second half by the Rocks allowed hard-running CRCC back into the game scoring brace of tries early on. A resurgent forward dominated ten minutes from the Rocks prevailed, before the ball was shipped wide in the final quarter to put Pareyo in for his second of the match. The score remained 20-27 for the last fifteen minutes of the game, before a similar try was scored by CRCC. As the clock ran down to the last minute, The CRCC stepped up to level the scores from 10m wide of the sticks. To the disbelief of – just about everyone – the ball was pushed wide. A narrow escape or a superb start and determined defence? Who knows? The scoreboard showed 25-27… Result!! Next weekend, Wales v England Friday night in the club, but the big game is Porth v Rocks on Saturday.
The Youth had a good win travelling to Rumney 3-19 and, although the seconds pushed Rhiwbina hard for 70 minutes, the result went against us 42-28.
28th January: Rugby this weekend. First XV away to CRCC on Llandaff Fields. Second XV away to Rhiwbina II. Thirds at home to Old Illtydians II. Youth away to Rumney and the Development – Barry at Home.
27th January: Social Fixtures for your Diary.
14th March: Rocks Social XV v Army Reserve
27th January: Message from Baldy… Just a quick note to say that we are all paid and good to go, Coach to and from London paid, Eurostar paid and hotel paid 13 rooms x 3 nights B&B so all I need now is the names, DOB, passport Nos, expiry dates and country of origin and for those that haven’t the outstanding balance so they don’t have to spend the 3 days looking over their shoulder for me Allez
25th January: The First XV played a game of very different halves on the Harlequins yesterday – leading 24-0 at the break, but needing to defend a determined Abercynon for much of the second half. The final score of 34-26 was well deserved for both teams, who each left the field with a bonus point. The seconds man of the match – The Mercurial Mullane – successfully converted all seven of the Rocks tries who finished the afternoon with a 42-14 victory over Cardiff Harlequins II. Meanwhile, the Youth travelled to Aberdare where a last minute score for the home team meant a narrow defeat of 19-17.
Monies for the above trip should be paid to Baldy as soon as possible. The trip has been paid for and now the monies need to be sent to Baldy as soon as possible. You know how much you owe - let’s get it done. We also need to send to Mike quickly – name, DoB and passport numbers (ideally a photocopy or scan of your passport would be ideal). Allez!!
21st January: Best wishes to Dennis Norman, who is currently unwell in hospital.
21st January: Congratulations to six of St. Peter’s Under 16 Squad, who have been selected to play for Cardiff Blues Under-16s South will tackle Scarlets East Under-16s in the WRU Regional Age Grade at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this evening. Well done Tom Meehan, Sion O’Brien, Marley Lovell, Joe Miles Ben Thomas and Josh McAuly.
More from the Under 16′s… Dafydd Manley,Sam Wall and Dylan Lawley who played for the blues development against the Dragons on Monday and Ioan Davies, Gruff Roberts and Josh Nolan, who play a year up in the u16s, are in the Cardiff schools First Squad for this season. The future is good. The future is green and black!
18th January: First team lost to Wattstown 7-24, Thirds lost to Barry, 19-0.
17th January: Congratulations to Callum Sheedy (Bristol RFC) and Jordan Viggers (Blues) who have been selected for the Wales Under 20s squad. Both players are products of the Rocks Junior Programme. More.
11th January: At last some rugby news to report for the first time in nearly a month! A great start to the new year for the Rocks yesterday with three wins out of three. Firsts won 25-3 at Gwernyfed, no bonus point but 3 tries. Seconds beat Llanishen 35-32. Junior youth beat Cardiff Quins youth by a lot. Happy New Year!!! Next week, the First XV travel to Wattstown.
7th January: Update on Phillipe and Benon (our Ugandan rugby players) They are moving into the flat in Splott today. We need your help… They now just need – a washing machine -under worktop 500mm freezer and some pots and pans please. . Can’t fault all the help received. Very touched. Thanks. X If you are able to help, please contact Paul Ring. (Nice one Paul)
6th January 2014: Rugby this coming weekend. First XV Away to Gwernyfed, Seconds Away to Llanishen IIs, Third XV Away to Fairwater IIs.