WRU National Cup – Round 2 Draw

After receiving a bye in Round 1, The Keys have taken their place in the draw for the WRU National Cup 2nd Round and have subsequently learned their fate after Tuesday lunchtime’s draw. Cross Keys will host runaway Championship leaders Pontypool at Pandy Park on the weekend of 26th January 2019. Pooler, who also received a bye in round 1 after Neath were unable to raise a side for their clash at Pontypool Park will come to Pandy Park with a side that has more than its fair share of familiar faces to the Keys’ faithful. Amongst their squad are former Keys captains Scott Matthews and Rob Nash, who of course lifted the Cup as Keys skipper back in 2012. They are joined in the vastly experienced Pooler squad by former Keys men Darren Hughes, Danny Hodge and Lloyd Lewis, whilst another cup winner with Keys in 2012, Rhys Dyer is now part of the coaching staff at Pontypool Park.

The two sides last met in the quarter finals at Pandy Park back in March 2017 and it was Keys, who featured Matthews, Hughes and Hodge in their lineup against Pooler who were triumphant as they secured a semi final place with a 19 points to 3 victory.

The full Draw for Round 2 is:-

Cardiff Met v Bedwas
Cross Keys v Pontypool
Llandovery v Trebanos
Merthyr v Ebbw Vale
Newbridge v Bridgend
Pontypridd v Llanelli
RGC1404 v Cardiff
Swansea v Bargoed

All ties are scheduled to take place on the weekend of Saturday 26th January 2019.

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TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3
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