Llandovery vs. Newport

After a superb performance last Saturday against Bridgend Ravens in the Welsh Premier Cup quarter-final we can now look forward to a semi-final. The only other team definitely through is Cardiff with Aberavon still to play Merthyr and Pontypridd still to play Llandovery.  Any of those sides will be tough opponents and Saturday we get to test ourselves against probably the toughest, Llandovery, who finished top of the West group with 9 wins and one loss.

The Drovers are in good form with a settled squad and a style of rugby that, as well as being good to watch, has proved to be match-winning.  Newport will need to be on top form for 80 minutes to come away from Church Bank with anything.

Newport: Jamie Jeune, Will Griffiths, Garin Harris, Andrew Mann, Joe Bartlett, Rhodri Jones, Rhys Jenkins, George Young, Luke Crane, Will Reed, Elliot Frewen, Matt O’Brien, Cameron Lewis, Mathew Powell, Dai Richards.

Replacements: Louis Jones, Henry Palmer, Dan Suter, Dan Partridge, Kyle Tayler, Rhys Downes, Dafydd Smith, George Gladding.

 

Referee: Elgan Williams

AR1: Lewis Harrison

AR2: Colin Kirkhouse

 

Kick-off: 2:30

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 11 9 0 2 374 210 46
Newport 11 9 0 2 337 214 45
Aberavon 11 7 0 4 322 243 37
Llandovery 11 6 0 5 303 287 31
RGC 1404 11 6 0 5 286 244 31
Merthyr 11 5 0 6 329 294 31
Pontypridd 11 7 0 4 239 259 30
Carmarthen Quins 11 6 0 5 232 254 30
Bridgend Ravens 11 4 0 7 186 276 18
Swansea 11 3 0 8 212 269 18
Ebbw Vale 11 3 0 8 157 263 14
Llanelli 11 1 0 10 189 353 10