Steve Law

Cardiff coach Steve Law Pic: Howard Evans.

The Law Of Steve . . . One Trophy Is Never Enough for Cardiff RFC

By David Williams

Steve Law’s pursuit of silverware at Cardiff will continue this weekend with another derby clash against Newport in the semi-finals of the Indigo Premiership.

Law has become a serial winner at the Arms Park since joining as head coach in 2017 from Bedwas.

Two cups and one league title have already been delivered and in the COVID hit 2019/20 campaign they were on course to win the league when time was called as they held a seven-point lead.

This season the league and cup double is very much on the cards having backed up their title win last year with another first place finish.

That earned them the right to host fourth placed Newport on Sunday (kick-off 5.15pm).

The prize for Law’s men if they can match their recent WRU Premiership Cup final win over the Black & Ambers will be a home final against the winners of the game between Llandovery and Merthyr.

“We may not have the best players or pay the brightest brand of rugby, but we are a very difficult team to beat. There is a real desire and passion to play for Cardiff in the players,” said Law.

“I’ve told them that in my eyes they are already the best team in the country having finished in the No 1 position in the table. Now they face a tricky challenge against Newport to try to get a home final.”

If there were any doubts that Cardiff are favourites to complete the league and cup double this season then their five try demolition of Merthyr ended them.

The Ironmen started strongly but were well beaten in the end.

With a home semi-final place, as well as top spot overall, up for grabs at the Arms Park, Law’s side ensured they will have the advantage when Newport head to the Welsh capital on Sunday for a repeat of the WRU Premiership Cup final.

Cardiff won that one with a spectacular late try from Joe Goodchild, but this time it was their leading try scorer, Dewi Cross, who grabbed the headlines.

With his side trailing 7-3 at the end of a highly competitive first-half, Cross turned on the style, and the after-burners, to race clear for two second half tries that took his league tally to 19 this season.

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