CARMARTHEN vs. NEWPORT

 

Another tough away trip for Newport as they travel to face second-placed Carmarthen Quins. The home team has a good all-round game and they use the driving maul very effectively as we saw in the game at Rodney Parade where we were dumped out of the cup.

The Black & Ambers need to put in a good performance after coming second to a powerful Cardiff fifteen last time out. The coaching team rotates the squad with Tom Piper, Kyle Tayler, Tom Pascoe, and Harri Lang coming in. Dan Partridge returns after the injury at Llanelli and Jon Morris moves into the outside centre position.

 

Newport: Dan Preece, Matt Dwyer, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Morgan Burgess, Kyle Tayler, Rhys Jenkins, Luke Crane, Matt O’Brien, Elliot Frewen, Tom Pascoe, Jon Morris, Harri Lang, Lywarch Ap Myrddin.

Replacements: Lewis Smout, Henry Palmer, Louis Jones, Josh Reid, Andrew Mann, Geraint Watkins, Haydn Simons, Adam Jones.

 

Referee: Jason Bessant

AR1: Andrew Moule

AR2: Paul Jones

Kick-off: 2:30 PM

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Newport 10 8 0 2 320 198 40
Cardiff 10 6 0 4 308 171 34
Merthyr 10 5 0 5 296 281 28
RGC 1404 9 4 0 5 191 258 21
Pontypridd 9 4 0 5 181 249 19
Ebbw Vale 10 2 0 8 132 271 11