Newport Look Forward To Pontypridd Test

The Black & Ambers need to forget about that last kick loss to Ebbw Vale as they prepare to face another side at the top end of the table. They can’t afford to lose concentration against a team that is always hard to beat.

Pontypridd will be hurting after going down to a rampant Llandovery in front of the TV cameras and conceding 48 points in doing so. They are still in sight of the top spot and will be determined to get back on track. Games between these two sides are usually high-scoring, entertaining affairs and this one will be no different.

The Newport coaching team will be keen to rectify the errors that caused last Saturday’s loss and the players will also be keen to put in a good performance. The medical team will have been busy too as they try to patch up some injured players.

Newport: Lewis Smout, Henry Palmer, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Morgan Burgess, Kyle Tayler, Mathew Reed, Ryan James, Matt O’Brien, Jon Morris, Tom Pascoe, Chay Smith, Duan Thomas, Geraint O’Driscoll.

Replacements: Will Evans, Dan Preece, Garin Harris, Andy Mann, Rhys Jenkins, Tom Lucas, Haydn Simons, Sion Summers.

Referee: Tom Spurrier

AR1: Jason Bessant

AR2: Mark Butcher

Kick-off: 2:30 PM

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3