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Flying start for #RTP2024 with much more to come!


Three down, 30 to go! The Road to Principality 2024 got off to a flying start at the home of Welsh rugby with three great cup finals in the first of 11 days of action beginning at U11 and going all the way to the WRU Premiership Cup final.

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It is the third season of the WRU’s innovative and all-inclusive matches at the home of Welsh rugby, and the winners on opening night were Bridgend & District Schools, Coleg Gwent and Llandovery College.

Bridgend carried off the Dewar Shield at the new U16 age level with a nail-biting 19-18 win over Mynydd Mawr & Dinefwr. It was the first time Bridgend had won since 1990.

The girls Welsh Schools U18 title remained in the hands of Coleg Gwent as they once again beat a highly competitive Llandovery College side 39-0 to extend their unbeaten run in the tournament, while the Llandovery College boys side became the first school team to win the WSC Rugby U18 Cup with a 28-13 triumph over Ysgol Glantaf.

The next round of matches in #RTP2024 will be on Tuesday, 19 March when the girls take centre stage with four cup finals from U12-18 age levels. The following four days will see three Welsh Senior Schools & Colleges Rugby Union U18 finals take place, five Welsh Schools Junior Group & Welsh Schools Intermediate finals, the WRU’s inclusivity day and then four Girls U18 WRU Hub finals wrapped around the Wales v Scotland women’s Six Nations match at the Arms Park.

The women will bring down the curtain on proceedings on Saturday, 27 April, when the three senior finals will be played after Wales meet Italy in the women’s Six Nations.

Earlier that month there will be two days of men’s club action with the Division 2-5 cup finals taming place on Saturday, 6 April, with the Division 1, Championship and Premiership finals being decided the next day.

Road To Principality 2024
– all kick off times TBC

Tuesday, 19 March – WRU Welsh Schools Girls U12-U18 Finals
Girls Schools U12 Cup Final
Girls Schools U14 Cup Final
Girls Schools U16 Cup Final
Girls Schools U18 Cup Final

Wednesday, 20 March – Welsh Senior Schools & Colleges Rugby Union U18 Finals
Boys U18s Plate Final
Boys U18s Vase Final
Boys U18’s Cup Final

Thursday, 21 March – Welsh Schools Junior Group & Welsh Schools Intermediate Finals
Junior Group U11 DC Thomas Bowl Final
Junior Group U11 DC Thomas Plate Final
Junior Group U11 DC Thomas Cup Final
Intermediate Group Year 9 Cup Final
Intermediate Group Year 10 Cup Final

Friday, 22 March – WRU Inclusion Day
Ummul Girls Academy & Principality Stadium Tour
Ethnically Diverse Schools Festival & PS Tour
Special Educational Needs Schools Festival & PS Tour
Mixed Ability Game
International Gay Rugby Game

Saturday, 23 March – WRU Girls U18 Hub Finals
Girls U16 Plate Final
Girls U16 Cup Final
Girls U18 Plate Final
Wales v Scotland 6N @Cardiff Arms Park
Girls U18 Cup Final

Tuesday, 26 March – Men’s Inter District Final
WRU Inter District Cup Final – 7.30pm

Friday, 29 March – WRU U18 Club Finals
Boys U18 Bowl Final
Boys U18 Plate Final
Boys U18 Cup Final

Saturday, 6 April – WRU Men’s Division 5-2 Club Finals
Admiral Division 5 Cup Final
Admiral Division 4 Cup Final
Admiral Division 3 Cup Final
Admiral Division 2 Cup Final

Sunday, 7 April – WRU Men’s Division 1, Championship & Premiership Club Finals
Admiral Division 1 Cup Final
Admiral Championship Cup Final
WRU Premiership Cup Final

Saturday, 27 April – Women’s 6N & Women’s Finals
Wales v Italy 6N
Women’s Bowl Final
Women’s Plate Final
Women’s Cup Final


Wednesday, 6 December, 2023
Dewar Shield U16 Boys Final – Bridgend & District School 19 -18 Mynydd Mawr & Dinefwr Schools
Welsh Schools U18 Girls Final – Coleg Gwent 39 – 0 Llandovery College
WSC Rugby U18 Boys Final – Llandovery College 28 – 13 Ysgol Glantaf

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