7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
HT: 14-6 Attendance: 900
Ebbw Vale: Tries - S Mitchell 2, C Bevan 2, K Tuipolotu 2; Cons - B Shelbourne 2; Pen - B Shelbourne
Mardird 2012: Try - A Kovalenko; Con - N Torno; Pens - N Torno 3
Ebbw Vale: R Davies; M Rowlands, R Shorney, E Binham, A Bevan; S Mitchell, B Shelbourne; A Black, L Phillips (J Evans 53-78), M Jones, O Booyse (W Thomas 69), N Edwards (P Sidoli 38), C Billen (P Williams 71), R Williams, K Tuipulotu
Scorers: Tries - S Mitchell 2, C Bevan 2, K Tuipolotu 2; Cons - B Shelbourne 2; Pen - B Shelbourne
Yellow Card: A Black (59)
Madrid 2012: N Torno; J Prieto, A Kovalenco, V Barrio Gonzalez (A Manheimer 46), A Montero; I Macat (J A Barrio 53), F Alonso Valero (A Beltran 71); D Perez Fernandez (M Alvarez 63), C Pena Marina (A Onega Camacho 63), M Burgaleta, F Lopez Martin, Y Mitin (D Esteban Ubieto 53), S Edwards, M Garcia Kristensen (capt), O Zalizniy
The Welshmen lost out by nine points over the two legs in the first round of the PARKER PEN CHALLENGE CUP to Montauban and are bound to want to make amends in the Shield. They have reached the quarter-finals in two of the last three last seasons of the PARKER PEN SHIELD and warmed-up for their first game against a Spanish club side with a friendly defeat at Llanelli last weekend.
Club captain Chay Billen is fit to resume for the Steelmen against the reigning Spanish Cup holders, who were overpowered by the Borders on their European debut - 73-22 at home and 77-15 away.