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Created on 18/10/2019 @ 11:56
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A look at the weekend’s local action by Gary Williams, of Oval Zone Rugby

Division One North side, COBRA, find themselves without a fixture again this weekend due to their scheduled opponents, unbeaten league leaders Llandudno, having to play the postponed WRU Plate game against Glynneath which was called off last Saturday.

In Division Two North, both Llanidloes and Newtown have tricky away ties, while Welshpool host an erratic Shotton Steel side.

Llanidloes, still smarting from last weekend's home defeat against bottom club Bangor, travel to face unbeaten Wrexham. A difficult game in which they will need to be at their very best to come home with any of the spoils.

Newtown travel to another unbeaten side, Rhyl, and will be hoping that they can regain their momentum and start climbing the table. Rhyl have already shown their improvement this season with a convincing win at Welshpool a couple of weeks ago.

Welshpool will have been training hard for the visit of Shotton, an unpredictable team who are quite capable of turning on the style when the mood takes them. However, it's a game that Pool must get some points from if they want to clear the relegation area and start threatening the teams above.

It's not been the best of starts for our three clubs in Division Two North and all three will be keen to get a result this weekend and calm the nerves even though we're only six weeks in to the season.

There's a tasty youth game taking place at Newtown as they entertain neighbours COBRA in a fixture that has been thrust into the spotlight, as the WRU launch their campaign to recruit more youth players in to the game and this game is one of just four throughout Wales this Saturday which will be receiving special media coverage. This one is far too close to call, but it's highly likely that you will get to see some TV footage of this game, so let's hope that they're all on their best behaviour.

On Sunday, COBRA Ladies face their sternest test of the season so far when they visit Abergele. Already this league is looking like a three-horse race between Caernarfon, COBRA and Abergele, so Sunday's game should be a closely fought encounter with the girls from Meifod currently in a rich vein of form and well capable of coming home with the win.

WRU Division Two North

Welshpool v Shotton Steel

Wrexham v Llanidloes

Rhyl v Newtown

North Wales Youth League

Newtown v COBRA

Sunday

North Wales Women's League

Abergele v COBRA

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