Cardiff City RL to launch with Scorpions friendly

Cardiff City Rugby League club will face the South Wales Scorpions in a friendly game at Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday February 11.

The game doubles as a launch for the new Cardiff club, which came about as the result of merger between Cardiff Demons and Cardiff Spartans.

“This match will be a great opportunity for Wales to showcase Rugby League in the capital city,” Cardiff City Rugby League coach and Wales international second row forward Phil Carleton said.

“Playing at the Arms Park makes any occasion special but the fact that Cardiff City Rugby League are playing their first game against South Wales’ only semi-professional side makes it all more interesting.

“I know that Mike Grady and Paul Emanuelli will be keen to look at the new Scorpions players in a competitive game whilst also trying out some new ideas.

“The odds are stacked against us, but you can be sure the Cardiff City Rugby League boys will be fired up and keen to start with a win.

“I know both clubs are hoping to get a good crowd and we want to put on a good show, so whether you are new to rugby league, a fan or just want to do something different with your Wednesday evening we would love to see you at the Arms Park on 11th February.”

Five former Scorpions players will be sporting the blue of the new club in the game, which will add some spice to the encounter.

“We’re really looking forward to the game against Cardiff City Rugby League. It’s going to be a good, tough game as both sides will be looking to impress,” said Scorpions Coach Mike Grady.

“The League One Cup competition kicks off two weeks later, so this game will let us have a look at what we going to go with for that game.

“I would also like to wish Cardiff City RL all the best for the start of their Rugby League journey, it’s great to rugby league alive and well in the capital and I will be watching their Welsh Conference results with a keen interest and hope to get to a few games too.

“For me this game is great opportunity to prepare the lads before what is sure to be a challenging but hopefully rewarding season.”

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