Cardiff move closer to first title
Monday 06 February 1995
The Heineken League title is now in touching distance for Cardiff, even though they have six games still to play. It will take a minor miracle, or a major disaster, to stop them from scooping the top prize in Welsh rugby for the first time.
A first league win at Stradey Park, and a third successive win over Llanelli, ensured that Alex Evans's side successfully overcame their biggest remaining hurdle. After this triumph they can even begin to think in terms of a league and cup double.
Not that Evans, the cagey Australian coach who has transformed Cardiff from perennial under-achievers into one of the toughest teams in Wales, is prepared to talk trophies just yet. "If you start thinking about winning your trophies before you've actually won them then you are in trouble. We are in a good position, but we still have some tricky games to play," he said.
The toughest of Cardiff's six remaining matches is likely to be on Wednesday night when Treorchy are the visitors. Other than that, they have to face the five bottom teams in the table.
While Cardiff are keeping a tight rein on any premature celebrations, the Welsh selectors were at least able to crack open the champagne as Ieuan Evans, Nigel Davies and Emyr Lewis all emerged unscathed, and with tries, to virtually secure selection en masse against England.
Llanelli: Tries Proctor, Evans, N Davies, Lamerton; Conversions Stephens 3. Cardiff: Tries Moore, Walker, E Lewis; Penalties A Davies 4; Drop goal A Davies.
Llanelli: I Jones; I Evans, N Davies, N Boobyer, W Proctor; C Stephens, R Moon (capt); H Williams-Jones, R McBryde, S John, L Williams, A Copsey, C Quinnell, P Davies, A Lamerton.
Cardiff: C John; S Ford, G John, A Palfrey, N Walker; A Davies (capt), A Moore; A Lewis, J Humphreys, L Mustoe, S Roy, D Jones (J Wakeford, 7-12), M Bennett (V Davies, 79), E Lewis, O Williams.
Referee: T Rowlands (Treorchy).
Latest in Sport
Jay Hart sex tape: Clitheroe footballer sacked after being filmed having sex with unknown blonde woman in manager's dug-out
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
Radamel Falcao to Liverpool: Agent of Manchester United striker 'makes contact' with Anfield
Cesc Fabregas in Premier League title dig at Arsenal after pointing out '27 year wait'
Mario Balotelli incident leaves Brendan Rodgers fuming after Liverpool's FA Cup exit to Aston Villa
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 2 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor David Dinsmore reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 3 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
£16000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An SEO Executive is required to...
£16000 - £38000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Due to continued expansion, an ...
£65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: A long-established, tech...
£60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: A highly successful, glo...