Cinderford vs. Newport

 

Newport were looking for opponents who would test them before the start of a new season. They will certainly be tested by a Cinderford outfit who travelled to Church Bank on Saturday and came away with a win against a very useful Llandovery team.

The Black & Ambers had a good victory against Pontypridd last time out but coaches and players accept that there were too many mistakes and everyone will be keen to put things right. Since that game at Sardis Road there have been some useful training sessions as the coaching team runs the rule over different players and combinations.

There are a host of changes from the last game as every squad member is given an opportunity to claim a place in the starting line-up against Ebbw Vale for the first league game.

Newport: Louis Jones, Jamie Jeune, Garin Harris, Andrew Mann, Dan Partridge, Josh Skinner, Josh Reid, Rhys Jenkins Cpt., Luke Crane, Geraint O’Driscoll, Harri Lang, Tom Pascoe, Jon Morris, Adam Sabri, Llywarch ap Myrddin.

Replacements:

Forwards: Lewis Smout, Henry Palmer, Tom Piper, Morgan Burgess, Garin Price, Reuben Tucker

Backs: Josh Guy, Geraint Watkins, Matt O’Brien, Haydn Palmer, Ryan Gardner, Jack Wright, Dai Richards, Tom Hoppe.

Kick off: 7:15

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 14 12 0 2 337 211 55
Carmarthen Quins 13 9 1 3 319 229 45
Aberavon 13 9 0 4 293 223 43
Merthyr 15 8 0 7 316 311 41
Pontypridd 15 8 0 7 328 315 38
RGC 1404 14 7 0 7 352 322 36
Llandovery 12 6 2 4 271 225 35
Swansea 12 5 0 7 189 214 25
Newport 12 4 0 8 240 263 25
Llanelli 13 5 0 8 251 343 23
Ebbw Vale 14 3 1 10 254 308 21
Bridgend Ravens 15 3 0 12 228 414 17