Speedy winger moves to Newport

Newport have further strengthened their backs options with the signing of Ryan Gardner from Brynmawr. The elusive running winger marked his Newport debut with a try in the win at Pontypridd.

Backs coach Dai Lynch knows all about Ryan and is pleased with the signing. ‘Ryan has joined after a successful season in Division One East with Brynmawr RFC. The coaches at Newport have been very impressed with his dedication and attitude to learning in training where he has ‘ thrown himself’ into any activity he has been presented with. Another workmanlike performance against Pontypridd in the first trial saw him rewarded with an interception try and he adds considerable competition to an already talented group of wingers that Newport have at their disposal.’

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 14 12 0 2 337 211 55
Carmarthen Quins 13 9 1 3 319 229 45
Aberavon 13 9 0 4 293 223 43
Merthyr 15 8 0 7 316 311 41
Pontypridd 15 8 0 7 328 315 38
RGC 1404 14 7 0 7 352 322 36
Llandovery 12 6 2 4 271 225 35
Swansea 12 5 0 7 189 214 25
Newport 12 4 0 8 240 263 25
Llanelli 13 5 0 8 251 343 23
Ebbw Vale 14 3 1 10 254 308 21
Bridgend Ravens 15 3 0 12 228 414 17