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Nant aim to return to Cardiff showpiece; RUGBY UNION.

Byline: ROB GRIFFITHS

NANT Conwy begin their quest to return to the Millennium Stadium this afternoon when they entertain Bethesda in the first round of the Swalec Plate.

Last season Nant Conwy went down to a 21-15 Plate final defeat at the Cardiff venue, beaten by Penallta, who are currently in Division One East alongside RGC.

Tries that day from Llywarch ap Myrddin and Gareth Jones, one converted by Carwyn ap Myrddin, who also kicked a penalty were not enough for the Trefriw outfit.

Today they will hopefully embark on another run to the final, although they entertain a Bethesda side themselves hoping to prove last season's run was not a fluke.

Pesda crashed out in the semi-finals, ironically also at the hands of Penallta.

Ruthin will be hoping results go with the form book as they entertain bottom of Division One North side Llangefni today.

Second-bottom Mold host Caernarfon, who look to have their season back on track after a testing start, while Dolgellau, who reached the last eight of the Swalec Bowl last season, entertain Pwllheli.

Denbigh will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign as they entertain Abergele in the second round of the Swalec Bowl.

With seven wins from seven in the league, Denbigh sit top of Division Two North, six points clear of rivals Cobra, who entertain Rhyl this afternoon, while Abergele presently occupy fourth spot.

Division Two side Shotton Steel make the long trek across the country to face Porthmadog, while Llangollen entertain Holyhead and Llanidloes travel to Rhos.

Newtown make the trip to take on Flint and Harlech entertain Menai Bridge in the remaining fixture. SWALEC PLATE ROUND ONE: Ruthin v Llangefni, Nant Conwy v Bethesda, Mold v Caernarfon, Dolgellau v Pwllheli. BYES: Bala, Bro Ffestiniog.

SWALEC BOWL ROUND TWO: Cobra v Rhyl, Colwyn Bay v Wrexham, Denbigh v Abergele, Flint v Newtown, Harlech v Menai Bridge, Llangollen v Holyhead, Porthmadog v Shotton Steel, Rhos v Llanidloes.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
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Date:Oct 27, 2012
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