Guinness PRO14 Final Preview – Leinster Rugby v Scarlets

LEINSTER Rugby will face defending champions Scarlets in the 2018 Guinness PRO14 Final on Saturday, May 26 at 18:00.

There is a huge amount at stake for both teams.

Scarlets are aiming to become only the second back-to-back champions of the competition while Leinster Rugby can become the first team from the Championship to complete a European and domestic double after their recent Champions Cup win.

Victory for Leinster Rugby would also deliver their fifth title, a result which...

McNicholl returns for semi final clash

SCARLETS will take on Glasgow Warriors in the Guinness PRO14 semi final on Friday night at Scotstoun Stadium as the West Wales region look to secure a victory for an opportunity to retain the trophy in Dublin next weekend.

Conference A leaders Glasgow secured a home semi final after an impressive season in the cross-conference competition, finishing seven points clear of second placed Munster at the end of the regular season games.

The Scarlets will take on Glasgow after securing a...

Pro14 semi-final preview: Glasgow Warriors V Scarlets

THIS Friday (May 18) will see the Scarlets travel to Scotland to face Glasgow Warriors in the semi-final of the Pro14.

To sum up the challenge awaiting the defending champions in Glasgow, consider this: out of a possible 50 match points Warriors have won 49 at Scotstoun this season. It is such incredible form that has made Glasgow Warriors’ home a true fortress under new coach Dave Rennie and with their artificial surface the hosts know exactly how to step on the accelerator.

But...

Pro14 semi-final line-ups confirmed

THE Semi-Final line-up for the 2018 Guinness PRO14 Final Series has been confirmed after this weekend's Semi-Final Qualifier games.

As Conference winners, Glasgow Warriors and Leinster Rugby have advanced directly to the Semi-Finals where they have earned home advantage.

Defending champions Scarlets will travel to Scotstoun to take on Glasgow Warriors after their win over the Toyota Cheetahs in Llanelli and after beating Edinburgh in...

Felinfoel are Division 1 West Champions

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KIDWELLY were hoping to spoil the party for Felinfoel as they took to the field at Parc Stephens on Saturday (May 5). The home team have had some impressive wins this season and their coach was optimistic at the start of the game.

Felinfoel had already won the title of Division 1 West Champions 2017/18 with games in hand and they could easily have taken a stroll in the...

Pontyates dispense with visiting Pontardawe

PONTYATES managed an impressive victory over visiting Pontardawe on Saturday (Apr 28).

The home side were without their captain Jamie Cooper. Readers will remember that he broke his leg in a game against Cefneithin.

A decent home crowd and visiting fans gathered to watch the game on what was in rugby circles Judgement Day in Cardiff.

Here in the Gwendraeth the judgement was that Pontyates were declared undoubted winners of a fiercely contested game of rugby.

The match finished...

Burry Port RFC are Champions

Burry Port RFC are the Division 3 West B Champions for 2017/18.

Before today's game, Saturday (Apr 28) the men in black needed to win with a bonus point to make certain and win they did against Nantgaredig RFC.

There was certainly a good crowd who watched on with anticipation. They didn't have long to wait before they saw, what was to be a riot as the home team scored the first try within a minute.

Nantgaredig bit back with a couple of penalties but they had to wait for the dying...

Burry Port Ladies RFC too much for Bonymaen

ON Sunday the 22nd April, the Burry Port Lady Blacks welcomed league rivals Bonymaen to the memorial park knowing that nothing less than a bonus point victory, while stopping Bony from gathering any points would do in their hunt for the WRU Ladies Division 1 B championship.

After some early rainfall the clouds disappeared and the sun shone through, which allowed for a very skillful, exciting game of rugby. Early in the first half, the Lady Blacks retained possession of the ball well...

Lampeter wilt in the heat as Burry Port RFC turn on the afterburners

Burry Port RFC are on fire. Metaphorically speaking of course.

The club whose ground is a frisby throw away from the coast benefit from the sea air full of iodine. The local butcher's shop may also be responsible for beefing out some of the lads to gigantuan proportions and you know what they say about cockles and laverbread and lead in pencils and hairs on chests.

Oof, its getting hotter in here as we try to express just how good the men in black are this season. A quick look back...