RUGBY UNION: Welsh edge out Ponty to keep cup hopes alive

Joe Ajuwa

Joe Ajuwa

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London Welsh 26, Pontypridd 23

TWO tries from powerful wing Joe Ajuwa helped London Welsh defeat Pontypridd in today’s British & Irish Cup clash at the Kassam Stadium.

Welsh’s narrow win sees them still have a chance of reaching the knockout stages if they beat London Scottish next week, but Pool 2 remains very tight.

Fly half Will Robinson kicked 16 points in a flawless display for Welsh, which was just as well because they were outscored three tries to two.

Flanker Thomas Young, No 8 Jordan Sieniawski and centre Garyn Smith went over for Ponty, with fly half Simon Humberstone converting one and adding a penalty and a drop goal.

The winners of each of the six pools go through to the quarter-finals, plus the two best runners-up.

See tomorrow’s Oxford Mail for full coverage.

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