2017/2018 Principality Premiership
Newport 16 v 27 Pontypridd
08 May 2018 - Rodney Parade, Newport

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Games are coming thick and fast for the Black & Ambers and they don’t come much tougher than this one against Pontypridd.  After going long periods without a game earlier in the season the Newport squad have to prepare for another game with hardly any recovery time.

Pontypridd is a team on form and are second in the Premier Division.  They could still overtake Merthyr and finish as league winners if their rivals slip up.  We can be sure that they will be going for a victory on Tuesday.  This season it is honours even in the previous two games with the spoils going to the home team on each occasion.  Both have been close, high-scoring games with the first at Rodney Parade ending 29-27 and the Sardis Road game ending 47-45.

Once again Newport RFC is grateful to several of our local clubs in allowing us to use players on permit to cover our injured squad members.

Newport: Nicky Boyce, Will Evans, Tom Piper, Connor Shefford, Dan Partridge, Arron Atkin, Josh Reid, Chris Williams, Morgan Evans, Matt O’Brien, Elliot Frewen, Tom Pascoe, Haydn Palmer, Harri Lang, Geraint O’Driscoll.

Replacements: Evan Whitson, Matt Prosser, Garin Harris, Joe Bartlett, Dudley Stead, Ryan James, Chay Smith, Jon Morris.


Referee:  Simon Rees

AR1:  Jonathan Evans

AR2: Simon Wycherley

Kick off: 7:15 PM