Cardiff beat Aberavon at the Talbot Athletic ground for the second season running. The rain and wind made conditions very difficult to play rugby in, but both sides attempted to entertain the merger crowd.
Aberavon played with the wind in the first half and got the first score when outside half Damjanovic landed a penalty. James Whittingham replied in kind before Damjanovic was on target again having failed with two other attempts.
The first try came when the home side ran turnover ball back at the Blue and Blacks. A cross field kick was fielded by Richard Carter who slipped the ball inside for Steff Andrews to score. Crucially the conversion went wide and Whittigham was able to claw Cardiff back with two short range penalties before giving the visitors the lead on the stroke of half time with his fourth successful kick.
The second half became a very stop start affair, only Ethan Lewis and Lou Reed seemed able to get any go forward for either side. But it was the Blue and Blacks who scored the first points. A charge lead by Rory Watts-Jones ended with Tavis Knoyle crossing. Whittingham added the conversion and was at the forefront on the Cardiff rear guard as Cardiff resisted everything the Wizards threw at them. They were to be awarded a penalty try, but it wasn’t enough at Cardiff hung on for the win.