All Welsh clubs were represented as the WARFL Red Devils made a 17 hour round trip to Worksop last weekend as they took on the best of the best from throughout Britain in the Brit Cup. A number of late dropouts meant that the inexperienced Devils only took 12 men to the 12-a-side tournament featuring some well established teams with a wealth of experience playing together.Despite the uphill challenge they faced, the Devils held their own and battled well. They initially struggled against both Grand Final teams the West Midland Wolverines and Nottingham Scorpions and lost by only a single point to both the Northern Warriors and Southern Saxons. The boys also managed an excellent victory, thrashing the London Wild Hawks, a mix of the experienced Wimbledon Hawks and West London Wildcats teams.
The players that competed in the Brit Cup were:
- Christopher Hann (Cardiff Double Blues) Manager
- Tim Atkins (Swansea Magpies) Captain
- Bryan Bliss (South Cardiff Panthers) Vice Captain
- Barry Cawte (Swansea Magpies)
- Liam Corbett (South Cardiff Panthers)
- Joshua Davey (South Cardiff Panthers)
- Ethan Dicks (Vale Warriors)
- Gareth Griffiths (Bridgend Eagles)
- Scott Jones (South Cardiff Panthers)
- Rhys Lewis (Cardiff Double Blues)
- Adam Wheeler (Vale Warriors)
- Dougie Young (South Cardiff Panthers)
The Cymru Red Dragons were further represented with Captain Tom Case playing a leading role for the Southern Saxons.