Welsh clubs lose league points
Cardiff
November 24, 1999

The Welsh/Scottish league table has been given a different look after Pontypridd and Cardiff have both had points deducted by the WRU.
The action results from fixtures that the two sides played against Edinburgh Reivers during the World Cup, when a league win was only worth 2 points. However these games had originally been scheduled for later in the season and the clubs had believed that they were entitled to 4 points for the wins.
"The league committee found that the spirit of the rule would be best maintained by confirming all matches played before November 6 were for 2 points," said a Welsh Rugby Union statement.
The deductions mean that Llanelli are now only 1 point behind Pontypridd at the top of the table.
On hearing the decision Pontypridd chief executive Cenydd Thomas said. "We are disappointed because we accepted advice from the union that the matches should be for four points. We asked not once but three times,"

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