Indigo Premiership and Specsavers Cup 2019/20

Cardiff will open the new Premiership season with a home game against Regional rivals Pontypridd.

The new season brings a new sponsor and a new format. Twelve teams will now compete in the Indigo Premiership. Speaking ahead of the season Head coach Steve Law, who will again be supported by Gethin Jenkins and Rhys Thomas, with James Dixon coming in as backs coach said, “I expect the standard of rugby in the new, streamlined Indigo Group Premiership to go up with the reduced number of teams and the jeopardy of relegation. Pontypridd will always be a mouth-watering prospect to start the season, followed by Llanelli who survived the play-off last season.”

The National Cup also has a new sponsor – Specsavers. The Cup draw sees the defending Champions heading to North Wales to play RGC1404 on Sept 14th. Steve Law added, “We probably achieved more last season than expected with the Cup win which did so much for us as a team and for the supporters, and finishing second in the league. Having said that we are certainly ambitious for the coming season. To begin our Specsavers Cup defence at RGC will be tough – especially given the hiding we got in our final game of the season. I think the standard of all teams will improve this season.”

The full cup draw is

RGC v Cardiff
Aberavon v Bargoed
Cardiff Met v Ystrad Rhondda
Newport v Carmarthen
Llandovery v Ystalyfera
Neath v Trebanos
Tata Steel v Bedwas
Ebbw Vale v Narberth
Pontypool v Swansea
Beddau v Bridgend
Merthyr v Pontypridd
Maesteg Quins v Llanelli
Cross Keys v Glamorgan Wdrs

Cardiff RFC fixtures (subject to change)

07/09/2019

Pontypridd (H)

14/09/2019

RGC1404 (A) Cup

21/09/2019

Llanelli (A)

12/10/2019

Swansea (H)

19/10/2019

Carmarthen Quins (H)

26/10/2019

RGC1404 (A)

02/11/2019

Ebbw Vale (H)

16/11/2019

Bridgend (A)

23/11/2019

Aberavon (H)

07/12/2019

Newport (A)

14/12/2019

Merthyr (H)

21/12/2019

Llandovery (A)

28/12/2019

Pontypridd (A)

04/01/2020

Llanelli (H)

11/01/2020

Swansea (A)

18/01/2020

Carmarthen (A)

25/01/2020

RGC 1404 (H)

15/02/2020

Ebbw Vale (A)

29/02/2020

Bridgend (H)

07/03/2020

Aberavon (A)

21/03/2020

Newport (H)

28/03/2020

Merthyr (A)

04/04/2020

Llandovery (H)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 2 2 0 0 57 33 9
Aberavon 2 2 0 0 51 40 8
Merthyr 2 1 0 1 59 44 6
Swansea 2 1 0 1 47 29 5
Llandovery 1 1 0 0 26 20 5
Newport 1 1 0 0 29 23 5
Pontypridd 2 1 0 1 43 41 5
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 2 1 0 1 43 43 5
Ebbw Vale 2 0 0 2 44 71 1
Carmarthen Quins 1 0 0 1 17 20 1
Bridgend Ravens 1 0 0 1 26 27 1
Llanelli 2 0 0 2 15 66 0