Blues A runners up Ponty Youth progress to regional play-offs
It was mathematical rather than rugby genius that proved the decisive factor in the Blues A League title race, with Rumney Youth retaining the crown following a WRU decision based on a ratio of points accumulated per game played.
Reigning Blues A champions Rumney and their main challengers Pontypridd had fought a close battle all season with the lead changing a number of times through the campaign. With a number of league fixtures unfulfilled, the title decision was made according to Rule 6c of the National Youth League Rules and Regulations.
Rumney Youth had a return of 66 points from 15 games played = 4.4 in comparison to Pontypridd’s 57 points from 13 games played = 4.38. The Cardiff based side were therefore duly accorded the status of Blues A League champions.
There is however a twist in the tail of the youth league saga as Rumney Youth cannot proceed to contest the regional play-offs due to a previously arranged end of season tour.
It will therefore be Pontypridd Youth as runners up who represent the Blues A League in the national play-offs.
The preliminary play-off will be staged on Saturday 5th May with Pontypridd taking on Dragons A League winners Newbridge Youth at the neutral venue of Caerphilly RFC, the match kicking off at 2:30pm.