Newport 0 v 0 Swansea
23 August 2018 - Stores Field, Risca

Match Preview


Newport travel the short distance to The Stores Field, the home of Risca RFC, for the last of the pre-season friendlies. With Rodney Parade being unavailable, we would like to thank Risca RFC for allowing us to play there at short notice.

Swansea RFC has recruited well during the off-season and it will be interesting to see how a fellow Premier Division club will approach this game at the start of a very difficult season. It could be that both teams will use this game to try different combinations as they look to fine tune the squads for that vital first league game.

The Black & Ambers have plenty of forwards to pick from but injuries and unavailability mean they don’t have many options in the backs.


Forwards First Half: Lewis Smout, Henry Palmer, Garin Harris, Andrew Mann, Joe Bartlett, Josh Skinner, Kyle Tayler, Mathew Reed.

Forwards Second Half: Jack Williams, Evan Whitson/Will Evans, Tom Piper, Rhys Cresswell, Connor Shefford, A N Other, Morgan Burgess, Josh Reid, Chris Williams.

Backs: Ryan James, Matt O’Brien, Harri Lang, Matt McGovern, Chay Smith, Elliot Frewen, Haydn Simons.

Replacements:  Ryan Bates, Geraint Watkins, Tom Lucas, Curtis Ayling.

Please note that the kick-off has been brought forward to 7:15 as we try to utilise the natural daylight before using the floodlights.

Please note too that we need to charge an admission price of £5 to cover the extra costs incurred.  This will apply to all adults but Under-16s are still free.