Storm Eunice live: Updates on cancelled football and rugby in Cardiff this weekend

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Zebre won’t fly in for URC clash, Welsh Cup quarter final is on, kids’ football cancelled

Last updated 17:02, Friday, February 18. This article is no longer being updated.

PROFESSIONAL sports games are being cancelled as Storm Eunice rages on – we have live updates on which games are called off for this weekend.

Cardiff Rugby have cancelled their United Rugby Championship fixture against Zebre, which would have gone ahead on Friday evening at 7.35pm. A spokesperson for the United Rugby Championship said: “A decision to reschedule this game has been made in the health and safety interests of all staff and team personnel involved.”

The Italian visitors were set to fly to Cardiff today but have not been able to do so because of the red weather warning. The Cardiffian has more detail here.

Tickets for the game will remain valid for the rescheduled fixture. Cardiff Arms Park will be closed today.

Cardiff RFC are not aware of any changes to their away game against Bridgend Ravens tomorrow (Saturday, February 19) which is still scheduled to kick off at 2.30pm.

In the football, Taffs Well and Penybont are set to play their Welsh Cup quarter final in Bridgend on Saturday at 12.45pm. Tickets will be available on the gate.

While Cardiff City’s Saturday 3pm game against Blackpool has not been cancelled, the stadium is closed today.

But Steve Morison went ahead with his pre-match press conference, in which he said: “Blackpool will be an interesting one. They’ve got their way of playing, and as always we will work on what we’re going to do.”

The Gazette, Blackpool’s daily news provider, has reported that Blackpool are awaiting guidance before travelling down.

In the JD Cymru Premier, Cardiff Met Uni FC’s away game against Newtown on Saturday at 2.30pm should go ahead unless indicated otherwise, a club source has confirmed.

But the Met women’s under-19s game tonight against Abergavenny Women FC has been postponed.

Barry Town United Ladies still plan to attract a season-record crowd on Sunday at 2pm at Jenner Park, when they face The New Saints. The team will only cancel the game if a red warning is issued for the day or if officials deem the game unsafe. Entry will be free if the game goes ahead.

Gareth Hawke, the treasurer of Splott Albion, told The Cardiffian that all fixtures in the Cardiff and District League, played mainly across parks in Cardiff, have been cancelled for the weekend. But Canton Liberal FC said at 9pm last night that they were confident their game would go ahead.

AFC Whitchurch’s first team home game against Caerphilly Athletic at 2.30pm on Saturday is set to go ahead, but the club suspects it could be cancelled – and all their youth games over the weekend have been called off.