Cardiff played Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd for the first time on Saturday celebrating the home team’s 5oth anniversary.
The game, played at Pontcanna Fields saw persistent rain right throughout the game. Despite that a healthy crowd turned out to see the home side take advantage of the conditions to open the scoring. A dropped pass in the Cardiff backline plopped into the mud and was hacked into the in-goal area allowing the home side to touch the ball down for a converted try.
With conditions difficult controlling the ball became a bit of a problem but Cardiff did work their way down to the Clwb twenty-two and created space for Cameron Gibbon to cross in the corner. And the Blue & Blacks went ahead a few minutes later. This time it was the forwards who created the opportunity. Flanker Dan Watts crashing over from short range. Lewys Montague converted before a period where the ball spent more time on the floor than in the hands.
Just before half time Gibbon crossed in the corner for his second try to extend the visitor’s lead. The second half saw the rain get a little heavier making it hard to play. Clwb got reward for their endeavours as they sent their wing over. But that was the only home try of the half as the Blue & Blacks took total control of the ball and field position. Wing Tom Morgan crossed for a debut try as did wing Tom Lucas. But Cameron gibbon, who was heavily involved all game, got reward for his efforts as he crossed to complete his hat-trick.
The Blue & Blacks were 32-10 winners as the referee blew for no side, but friendships were forged both on and off the pitch, and it won’t be 50 year before Cardiff and Clwb meet again.