NEWPORT vs. LLANELLI

When we played Llanelli at Parc Y Scarlets early in the season we travelled in a confident mood.  We had won three of our four league games and had suffered just one narrow defeat away to Cardiff while the home side had lost all four of their games.  Unfortunately, neither team played to form with the Black & Ambers struggling to get continuity and Llanelli playing well, using the wide, fast game that brought them victory that day. 

The West Wales outfit have lost their last three games but not by much and to three good teams and will be looking to get their first double of the season.

Newport has the better record this season but still suffers from a lack of consistency.  From great away wins against Carmarthen, Ebbw Vale and Merthyr to the stuttering draw at Bedwas.  Although leading 18-0 at half time the coaches were disappointed as it should have been a lot more.  In the second half, frustration among the players saw yellow cards and a multitude of penalties and Bedwas cashed in and got a well-deserved draw. 

Newport: Dan Preece, Will Evans, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Josh Skinner, Kyle Tayler, Mathew Reed, Ryan James, Haydn Simons, Elliot Frewen, Lloyd White, Chay Smith, Andy Evans, David Richards.

Replacements:  Henry Palmer, Lewis Smout, Garin Harris, Andy Mann, Morgan Burgess, Geraint Watkin, Haydn Palmer, Duan Thomas.

Referee: Mike English

AR1:  Jason Bessant

AR2:  John Darcy

Kick-off:  2:30

The pitch has been covered to protect from frost so we are confident the game will be ON

When we played Llanelli at Parc Y Scarlets early in the season we travelled in a confident mood.  We had won three of our four league games and had suffered just one narrow defeat away to Cardiff while the home side had lost all four of their games.  Unfortunately, neither team played to form with the Black & Ambers struggling to get continuity and Llanelli playing well, using the wide, fast game that brought them victory that day. 

The West Wales outfit have lost their last three games but not by much and to three good teams and will be looking to get their first double of the season.

Newport has the better record this season but still suffers from a lack of consistency.  From great away wins against Carmarthen, Ebbw Vale and Merthyr to the stuttering draw at Bedwas.  Although leading 18-0 at half time the coaches were disappointed as it should have been a lot more.  In the second half, frustration among the players saw yellow cards and a multitude of penalties and Bedwas cashed in and got a well-deserved draw. 

Newport: Dan Preece, Will Evans, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Josh Skinner, Kyle Tayler, Mathew Reed, Ryan James, Haydn Simons, Elliot Frewen, Lloyd White, Chay Smith, Andy Evans, David Richards.

Replacements:  Henry Palmer, Lewis Smout, Garin Harris, Andy Mann, Morgan Burgess, Geraint Watkin, Haydn Palmer, Duan Thomas.

Referee: Mike English

AR1:  Jason Bessant

AR2:  John Darcy

Kick-off:  2:30

The pitch has been covered to protect from frost so we are confident the game will be ON

When we played Llanelli at Parc Y Scarlets early in the season we travelled in a confident mood.  We had won three of our four league games and had suffered just one narrow defeat away to Cardiff while the home side had lost all four of their games.  Unfortunately, neither team played to form with the Black & Ambers struggling to get continuity and Llanelli playing well, using the wide, fast game that brought them victory that day. 

The West Wales outfit have lost their last three games but not by much and to three good teams and will be looking to get their first double of the season.

Newport has the better record this season but still suffers from a lack of consistency.  From great away wins against Carmarthen, Ebbw Vale and Merthyr to the stuttering draw at Bedwas.  Although leading 18-0 at half time the coaches were disappointed as it should have been a lot more.  In the second half, frustration among the players saw yellow cards and a multitude of penalties and Bedwas cashed in and got a well-deserved draw. 

Newport: Dan Preece, Will Evans, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Josh Skinner, Kyle Tayler, Mathew Reed, Ryan James, Haydn Simons, Elliot Frewen, Lloyd White, Chay Smith, Andy Evans, David Richards.

Replacements:  Henry Palmer, Lewis Smout, Garin Harris, Andy Mann, Morgan Burgess, Geraint Watkin, Haydn Palmer, Duan Thomas.

Referee: Mike English

AR1:  Jason Bessant

AR2:  John Darcy

Kick-off:  2:30

The pitch has been covered to protect from frost so we are confident the game will be ON

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 27 21 0 6 798 501 107
Llandovery 28 20 1 7 803 492 98
Cardiff 26 19 1 6 771 547 95
Ebbw Vale 28 19 1 8 671 512 90
Pontypridd 25 18 0 7 840 480 89
Aberavon 26 17 2 7 612 490 83
Newport 29 16 2 11 726 678 83
Swansea 28 15 0 13 625 552 75
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 26 12 1 13 669 556 73
Carmarthen Quins 29 13 1 15 616 544 71
Llanelli 29 11 1 17 622 710 58
Bedwas 28 10 1 17 615 786 52
Bridgend Ravens 26 9 0 17 544 651 50
Cross Keys 27 5 1 21 552 925 35
Bargoed 27 6 0 21 522 872 33
Neath 27 1 0 26 379 1069 3