Posted: Thu 24th Mar 2016

Cardiff Met Women’s Rugby Team Makes History With Tenth BUCS Championship Title /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016

The University’s women’s rugby team is celebrating after becoming the first UK University to secure ten victories in the national BUCS cup final at Twickenham Stadium. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Cardiff Met team, which is currently coached by WRU Women’s rugby team coach, Rhys Edwards, notched up a 20-5 victory against Northumbria University. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The scoreline sat at a comfortable 20-0 with 34mins to go after a 10-0 lead by half time although Northumbria managed to score their first five points 15 minutes before full time. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cardiff Met’s journey to the final has been first class with nine wins in 10 games and a total score of 628 points with just 21 conceded. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cardiff Met’s number 8 Olivia Freya Jones has played outstandingly throughout the championship and was recognised with the Player of the Match title. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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Professor Antony J Chapman, President and Vice-Chancellor at Cardiff Met said: “Many congratulations to the women’s rugby team on this latest triumph. For Cardiff Met to be the first university to win the championship for the tenth year is testament to the calibre of sport played here. We are very proud of the University’s history of nurturing and producing winning teams and sports stars and this result highlights the pedigree of training and sport education on offer here. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chris Jennings, Director of Sport at Cardiff Met, said: “Our female rugby players are dedicated athletes committed to their game and training and they are very deserving of this title win. The dedication of the coaching team behind them and family and supporters who travelled to Twickenham has played no small part in this success. Congratulations.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cardiff Met’s points scorers included number 15, Elli Norkett, number 14, Olivia Archer and number 11, Cerys Ballett. Two Cardiff Met substitutions in the final 11 minutes of play saw all squad members play in the final. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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