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Abertillery Drop Out Of Cup

Abertillery Drop Out Of Cup

Abertillery became the 17th club to withdraw from the Principality Cup in Wales this season, when they declined to visit Aberavon in a fifth round tie on December 21.

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They follow the example of fellow Division Two club Brynmawr in boycotting the Cup after a mess-up in the draw made by the Welsh Rugby Union last week.

Though Carmarthen Athletic, who had lost in Round Four, were firstly included and Cwmavon, who had won a seperate tie, were ommitted, the WRU refused to alter the draw.

Brynmawr withdrew from their match away to another Carmarthen club – the Quins – and Cwmavon intended to follow suit. But, though Cwmavon are now intending to play their match at Pontypool, Aberillery have dropped out.

Abertillery secretary Garth Collier stated: ‘We are following the line taken by Brynmawr and that the draw was unfair.’ His chairman, Martin Edwards, added: ‘We feel that there should have been a re-draw and that there is still time to do one.’

Oddly, the WRU have ordered Carmarthen Quins and Aberavon to meet in a previously-postponed league Division One match on December 18, but the clubs hope to move that to December 21 – the date they should have appeared in the Cup.

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