Cardiff Met Opens Training Grounds to Canadian Rugby Team


Members of the Canadian rugby team at Cardiff Met's Cyncoed campus. ​

As rugby fever envelops the city, Cardiff Metropolitan University welcomed some special guests in the form of the Canadian rugby team.

The team used a number of Cardiff Met's sporting facilities at the Cyncoed Campus - including the university's first team pitch, and gym - to help them prepare for their opening game against Ireland at the Millennium Stadium.

The University is home to some of the highest quality sporting facilities in the region and has previously hosted a number of other high profile international teams when visiting Wales to compete. These include the mighty All Blacks, South African and Argentinian rugby squads, and a host of Paralympic athletes from across the globe, during preparation for London 2012.

Owen Rodgers, Assistant Director of Sport at Cardiff Met, said: "Cardiff Met is one of the leading Universities for sport students in the UK and we pride ourselves on our excellent facilities, catering for individuals at every level.

"We were delighted to host the Canadian rugby team and would love to welcome them back should they ever need to make use of our facilities in the future."