LLANDOVERY vs. NEWPORT

Newport travel to Church Bank in search of a win to break a three-match losing sequence. Although scoring two super tries last Sunday they conceded four to allow Merthyr to get the win and a bonus point.

Llandovery has two wins from their three league games and it is always a difficult place to play. They know the pitch so well and can adapt their game to suit the conditions. The Black & Ambers will have to reduce the error count and tighten their defence to get anything out of Saturday’s game.

Newport has players returning after injury and unavailability and the coaching team has some difficult decisions to make in several positions.

The team will be selected after some late fitness checks.

Newport: Louis Jones, Henry Palmer, Tom Piper, Josh Skinner, Joe Bartlett, Rhys Jenkins (Capt.) Kyle Tayler, Garin Price, Geraint Watkins, Matt O’Brien, James McCarthy, Geraint O’Driscoll, Harry Griffiths, Jon Morris, Elliot Frewen.

Replacements: Lewis Smout, Brodie Coughlin, Garin Harris, Andrew Mann, Josh Reid, Luke Crane, Haydn Simons, Llywarch Ap Myrddin.

Kick-off: 2:30

Referee: Elgan Williams

AR1: Jonathan Evans

AR2: Jon Hardy

 

 

 

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