On Saturday Newport make the short trip to The Stores Field to play our first pre-season friendly game against our near neighbours Risca. We would like to thank Risca RFC for agreeing to play this fixture at short notice following our game against Hartridge being cancelled. This game is a repeat of last season’s pre-season friendly which turned out to be a very entertaining game. I’m sure that our supporters will again enjoy the welcome in the clubhouse before and after the game.
The Newport coaches have not selected a starting fifteen as they will look to give every squad member some game time. The Black & Amber faithful will get a chance to see most of the new signings. It will be interesting to see how centre Matt McGovern goes against his former club. Mathew Reed at number 8 and Josh Skinner will add some grunt to the pack along with young Connor Shefford.
One of the Newport favourites we won’t be seeing is Geraint O’Driscoll who is getting married to our new physiotherapist, Emily Buckley. Best wishes to both
Kick off: 2:30