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 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