NEWPORT vs. RGC

The Black & Ambers will be hoping that they can take their league form into this game as they start their cup campaign.  It will be strange to play a ‘home’ game at Cardiff Arms Park but if we must play on another ground then this is the best option. Transport links are good, there are good facilities for supporters and the 3G surface should suit the fast, wide, high tempo game that we want to play.

RGC have not enjoyed the success that they have achieved in previous seasons but they still sit in a healthy eighth position in the league and they will be determined to progress to the next round.

The squad has been rotated this season but it will be interesting to see the team selected for this must-win game.  Team will be selected after Thursday’s training session.

Once again, the coaching team make changes as they make full use of the squad.

Newport: Lewis Smout, Henry Palmer, Jack Williams, Rhys Cresswell, Dan Partridge, Chris Williams, Josh Reid Mathew Reed, Geraint Watkin, Haydn Simons, Andy Evans, Geraint O’Driscoll, Haydn Palmer, Adam Sabri, David Richards.

Replacements:  Will Evans, Dan Preece, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Morgan Burgess, Iwan Bergwin, Matt O’Brien, Chay Smith.

Venue:  Cardiff Arms Park

Kick-off: 6:30PM

Referee:  Gareth Newman

This is an ALL-PAY game as it is a cup game.  Adults £12, concessions £8, under16s free.

As part of Newport Transport’s sponsorship, Newport RFC season ticket holders can travel to and from home games for free on production of their season ticket.  They have agreed that this benefit will apply to this game in Cardiff.

 

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3