Newport Look Forward To Pontypridd Test

The Black & Ambers need to forget about that last kick loss to Ebbw Vale as they prepare to face another side at the top end of the table. They can’t afford to lose concentration against a team that is always hard to beat.

Pontypridd will be hurting after going down to a rampant Llandovery in front of the TV cameras and conceding 48 points in doing so. They are still in sight of the top spot and will be determined to get back on track. Games between these two sides are usually high-scoring, entertaining affairs and this one will be no different.

The Newport coaching team will be keen to rectify the errors that caused last Saturday’s loss and the players will also be keen to put in a good performance. The medical team will have been busy too as they try to patch up some injured players.

Newport: Lewis Smout, Henry Palmer, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Morgan Burgess, Kyle Tayler, Mathew Reed, Ryan James, Matt O’Brien, Jon Morris, Tom Pascoe, Chay Smith, Duan Thomas, Geraint O’Driscoll.

Replacements: Will Evans, Dan Preece, Garin Harris, Andy Mann, Rhys Jenkins, Tom Lucas, Haydn Simons, Sion Summers.

Referee: Tom Spurrier

AR1: Jason Bessant

AR2: Mark Butcher

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