Last Saturday saw the Black & Ambers continue their winning run against a battling Bridgend outfit but it wasn’t the polished performance that was expected. The weather played a part with wet conditions and a driving wind making handling difficult. Wins at The Talbot Athletic Ground are hard to achieve and nothing less than a return to top form will get a good result there.
Newport shuffle the pack with Josh Skinner moving to Number 8 and Joe Bartlett coming in to second row. Louis Jones fills the loose head position. Elliot Frewen starts on the wing in the only change in the backs.
Newport: Louis Jones, Will Griffiths, Garin Harris, Elliot Ferriman, Joe Bartlett, George Young, Josh Reid, Josh Skinner, Luke Crane, Will Reed, Elliot Frewen, Matt O’Brien, Dafydd Smith, Jon Morris, Dai Richards.
Replacements: Henry Palmer, Lewis Smout, Dan Suter, Andrew Mann, Rhys Jenkins, Geraint Watkin, Cameron Lewis, George Gladding.
Referee: Jason Bessant
AR1: Stuart Kibble
AR2: Ryan Randall
Kick off: 2:30 PM