ABERAVON vs NEWPORT

Newport head to the Talbot Athletic Ground to face an on-form Aberavon side. The Wizards have won their two league games against Bridgend and Swansea and they will provide tough opposition.

Following a very good win away to Ebbw Vale the Black & Ambers came down to earth with a bump and were dumped out of the cup by a rampaging Carmarthen Quins. Saturday’s game gives the team a chance to get back on track.

Newport: Lewis Smout, Henry Palmer, Garin Harris, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Andrew Mann, Rhys Jenkins, Josh Skinner, Luke Crane, Matt O’Brien, Ryan Gardner, Adam Jones, Harri Griffiths, Harri Lang, David Richards.

Replacements: Jaime Jeune, Brodie Coughlin, Louis Jones, James Sheeky, Kyle Tayler, Geraint Watkin, Geraint O’Driscoll, Elliot Frewen.

Referee: Dan Jones

AR1: Aaron Parry

AR2: Richard Brace

Kick off: 2.30pm

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 9 9 0 0 225 119 41
Carmarthen Quins 8 6 0 2 206 147 28
Pontypridd 9 5 0 4 200 192 24
Aberavon 8 5 0 3 164 152 24
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 9 5 0 4 208 178 23
Llanelli 9 5 0 4 187 219 22
Merthyr 9 4 0 5 199 201 22
Llandovery 7 4 0 3 158 134 20
Newport 9 3 0 6 174 191 18
Swansea 9 3 0 6 140 159 17
Ebbw Vale 9 2 0 7 183 230 13
Bridgend Ravens 9 1 0 8 128 250 7