LLANELLI vs. NEWPORT

After the heartbreak of the loss to Pontypridd the Black & Ambers get a chance to get back to winning ways with a trip to Parc Y Scarlets to face Llanelli. A five-point win seemed on the cards with a twelve point lead and ten minutes to go but Ponty were ruthless and made the most of their chances.

Llanelli gained an away win against previously unbeaten Aberavon and most people would see this as a shock result. The fact that Angus O’Brien played for the visitors obviously helped and it would be very interesting if he played on Saturday.

Dan Partridge returns to fitness and goes into the second row, Josh Reid takes the open-side flanker position in a new-look backrow. No changes in the backs following some superb attacking play last Saturday.

Newport: Louis Jones, Brodie Coghlan, Garin Harris, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Andrew Mann, Josh Reid, Garin Price, Luke Crane, Matt O’Brien, Elliot Frewen, Geraint O’Driscoll, Harry Griffiths, Jon Morris, David Richards.

Replacements: Lewis Smout, Evan Whitson, Tom Piper, Rhys Cresswell, Kyle Tayler, Geraint Watkin, Tom Pascoe, Harri Lang

 

Referee: Mike English

AR1: Jason Morris

AR2: Greg Morgan

 

Kick off: 2:30 PM

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