Skolars First and U19s teams to play at Cardiff Arms Park

17th July 2014

Wales Rugby League are taking three matches to Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 27th July thanks to sponsorship from Cardiff International Pool who are operated by Parkwood Leisure.

The magnificent six hour event will showcase three different levels of competitive Rugby League and will be headlined by the Kingstone Press Championship 1 fixture between South Wales Scorpions and London Skolars which will kick-off at 3pm.

Two hours earlier there will be an under 19 match between the same two sides while a Welsh Conference South match between Penallta based Valley Cougars and Gwendraeth Valley Raiders from Kidwelly kicks the day off at 11am.

Rugby League was first played at Cardiff Arms Park on June 8th 1996. A crowd of 6,078 were present to watch the old South Wales side beat Carlisle Border Raiders 37-18 before St Helens beat Sheffield Eagles 43-32 in what was Sheffield’s home Super League game but taken on the road. South Wales played four more games there in 1996 winning them all.

Just two other Rugby League games have been played at the Arms Park. Wales took on England there later in June 1996 losing 12-26 while another Super League game, in 1998 when Castleford beat Warrington 23-16, was also taken there as part of a nation-wide “on the road” round.

WRL’s Chief Operations Manager Chris Thair said: “Cardiff was a fantastic destination for Rugby League in 2013 and we hope the public get behind the sport once again. The World Cup Opening Ceremony, held in Cardiff last year, in which Wales played Italy drew a record attendance for a Welsh International Rugby League fixture, 45,052.

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