6th May: Youth XV v Cowbridge
East District Cup: Cardiff Arms Park
6th May: First XV v Dinas Powys
East District Cup: Glamorgan Wanderers
8th May: Second XV v Llanishen II
Mallett Cup: Cardiff Arms Park
8th May: Third XV v Caerau Ely
Ninian Stuart Cup:Cardiff Arms Park
22nd April: In the latest round of Rock – Paper – Squirrel, Rock beats Squirrel once again. Well done the the Thirds this evening, who progressed to the final of the Ninian Stuart 31-5.
21st April: Rocks II 27-21 Rhiwbina II. Great result for the Two Gang this evening against a determined Rhiwbina outfit. The Rocks led for most of the game with Rhiwbina pulling in front, with a penalty, in the last minute and talk of post finals-night drinks being arranged by their supporters were heard. The second half was dominated by the impressive forward display from the Rocks who forced the opposition scrum to admit defeat and go passive. This strategy certainly worked as the Rocks were down a point or two (can’t remember) with moments to go when Phillipe joined the festivities to round off a great night for St. Peter’s leaving the Squirrels going nuts and a very quiet Danny Murph. Well done to all involved tonight taking the Two Gang to a Final alongside the Firsts. Mike Thomas reports that the last time we reached a Mallet Cup final was 1928. He missed the game injured.
Tomorrow night it’s the turn of the Cavalier Thirds who once again face Rhiwbina in the Ninian Stuart (6.15pm) on Tremorfa Park.
20th April: Remaining First Team fixtures – Pentyrch at home this Saturday and Fairwater away (to be arranged) and of course the East District Cup Final at Glamorgan Wands v Dinas Powis on Wednesday 6th May at 7pm.
19th April: Cardiff and District Rugby Union
Mallett Cup – Semi finals Tuesday 21st April KO 18.15 at Rumney RFC.
Barry II v Llanishen II
St Peters II v Rhiwbina II
Ninian Stuart Cup – Richard Kemble Ceilings
Semi Final draw – matches to be played on Wednesday 22nd April 2015.
Whitchurch v Caerau Ely II
St Peters III v Rhiwbina III
Recent Junior News from Steptoe
under 10s win district tourny OUR TIGERS played 7 won 7 points for 267 points against 7 and the PANTHERS PLAYED AT BRIDGEND TOURNY FINISHED 3RD both teams from the 10s at 2 tournies on the same day
Many thanks to our Guest Editor for keeping us up to date during the last fortnight…
WHAT A WEEKEND!
The seconds game was cancelled…………again! They must of heard about the Taffs Well score! The Vets played a touring side from Bristol and let them come within 5 to be hospitable!
What do you call 2 under 15’s , 5 under 17’s , 6 under 16’s and 2 Irish? The Rocks Youth Barbarians! Again, being hosts they let the Irish boys come back to within 10!
The really drama was at Pentyrch! The firsts were cruising and I mean cruising to a bonus point win , they led 22-0 at halftime! 15 minutes later is was 22-15 what the &%£$ ! They did however hold on and ran in a further try to win 29-15, Phew!
A big another big week ahead! East District Semi and the Youth 2nds going for promotion!
Just remember its Fast and Furious in the ready money round!
A Night to Remember!
What a disaster last night! The thirds played Llanishen away and they let them score a try!
Its a treble of semi finals for the “The Big Rocks” and to say the thirds played well is an understatement! Tries from Phil W, Rob P, Owen D, Matt K sealed an emphatic win. It was 60-5 or 63-5 or 65- 5 (Mikey was scoring again)!
The best try of the night has to go to Donkey, He burst over the line from 5 yards, shoulder barging the ref out of the way for the vital score! Mullane was immaculate with the boot in the first half, but got fed up and kept trying to go under posts in the second half.
So there’s no pressure for the 1st’s or is there?
Assassin for Chairman…………………..You heard it here first!
“ROCKS RUN RIOT AND TAKE FROM THE WELL”
The Summer is here and so is the semi-final of the Mallet Cup. St Peters 2nd’s show a master class of rugby last night, running in 6 unanswered tries!
Even though the 2nds were full of youth players, it took an old head to score the first try! Ollie Shepherd crossed after 10 minutes. This signalled a try fest ? Well no, Why? Because everybody wanted score! We had Aviet deciding he’s not a forward but a centre and Colley must have been captain because the new rule was you can only pass to me! Which meant we only led 7- nil at halftime!
The second half was a different story. St Peters sorted themselves out and ran in a further 5 tries from Corfield 2, Chandler 1 , Ballie 1 and a penalty try! Johnny Morris (looking better than he did on Animal Magic) kicked 5 out of 6! The final result was a resounding 43-nil (even though Mikey Thomas thinks its 49). Well Done!
Now for the thirds tonight, a tough ask but they are tough lads!
April 5th, 2015: Big Week Ahead for the Rocks
The seconds play Taffs Well at Home in the Mallet cup on Tuesday 7th April KO 6pm so meet at 5pm. The thirds play Llanishen away in the Ninan Stuart cup on Wednesday 8th April again KO 6pm. Lets get 2 from 2!
Ask not what your club can do for you but what you can do for your club!
4th April: Good wins for the First and Second XV. First XV narrowly beat Penarth 23-20 and the Seconds beat Llantwit Fardre 43-31. The First XV faced a resurgent Penarth who, having won their last four games, came to play some rugby. Whilst the game was certainly not pretty, the final score was hard fought for in the dying moments of the game. The Rocks were 9-20 down with ten minutes to go and scored two converted tries to take the spoils.
Mallett – Seconds XV v Taffs Well II XV on the Harlequins. Tuesday 7th April 6pm.
Ninian Stuart – Third XV v Llanishen III XV at Llanishen (Usk Rd). Wednesday 8th April 6pm.
First XV: Worthington East District Semi-Finals: Games take place at Llandaff North RFC on Tuesday 14th April ko 6.15 with the final at Glamorgan Wanderers on Wednesday 6th May ko 7pm.
Pitch 1 – Dinas Powys v Pontyclun
Pitch 2 – Barry v St Peter’s
3rd April: Rugby this weekend: First XV – Penarth at home; Second XV – St. Joseph’s away.
2nd April: St Peters Youth beat Llanishen convincing Wednesday night in the Cardiff and District Semi-Final. They book another date at the Arms Park on May 6th. Max Parr opened the scoring in the first 5 minutes with a well worked try, involving all the players! When The Max Express scored a 2nd try and Alex Lloyd comfortably converting from a difficult angle, the result was never in doubt. Llanishen tried hard to deal with a rampant St Peter’s but to no avail. St Peters ran in 3 more tries from Ryan Farrah, Sam Newton and Andrew Corfield and the match finished 31-8. Jack Beeres barmy army will play Cowbridge in the final. (Andrew Chandler)
28th March: Good result for the First XV, beating Pontyclun away 6-17. Both Youth teams fought hard today playing some superb rugby, but narrowly missing out on the win. Youth XV lost to Pontypridd on the Harlequins 18-19 and the Development XV went down 34-24. Still loads of games to go for the youth. Seconds are still up for promotion and the firsts are in the district semi finals. Both teams narrowly missed out on the East District semis!
24th March: Rugby this coming weekend: First XV away to Pontyclun. Seconds XV home to Glamorgan Wanderers II. Youth at home to Pontypridd.
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20th March: Easter Rugby Summer Camp for Kids <More info>
6th March: Date for your diary: Vets game 11th April (12 noon) against Old Bristolians.
5th March: Rugby this weekend. The First XV host St. Joseph’s RFC on the Harlequins, Two Gang will play Rumney II also at home. The youth are taking two teams to Pentyrch.
3rd March: On behalf of the travelling twenty six – thank you to Franck, Cedrick, the hospitality of the the Parisiens and of course Baldy for arranging the trip. And… not only did Wales win on Saturday evening, but St. Peter’s beat the French Select XV 5 tries to 7 on Saturday morning. <Photos>
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 rd Ain 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.