NEWPORT RFC vs, CARDIFF RFC

Newport travelled to Llanelli and returned with the five points following a good performance against a spirited opposition.  The good surface and wide pitch suited the style of rugby that the Black & Ambers want to play.  But there was a price to pay with serious injuries to Dai Richards, Joe Bartlett and Will Griffiths.  This could be a huge setback as we enter a crucial stage of the season.

Saturday’s opponents are going well and they, like us, are in a good position for league and cup honours.  They also like to play a fast open game so we are likely to see some great rugby as these old rivals go head to head.  Let’s hope that this encounter adds to the rich history of these two great clubs.  With this game being played at Rodney Parade and Newport Former Players sponsoring the game then I’m sure that some old battles will be talked about and replayed!

The Newport coaching team has delayed selecting the matchday squad as they await some last minute fitness checks.  Details will be posted as soon as we are able.

 

Referee: Dewi Phillips

AR1:  Gareth Davies

AR2:  Kelvin Short

Kick off:  2:30PM

Please note that this game will be played at Rodney Parade.

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