Newport v Cardiff

After a narrow defeat at Pontypridd, Newport continue their East Cup fixtures with a home match against our big local rivals Cardiff at Rodney Parade.

The coaches have had some injury problems to deal with, particularly in the centre but it’s a strong looking XV that takes to the pitch tonight for the 19:15 kick off.

Season tickets will be available for supporters to purchase and collect before the game.

Newport Team: George Glading, Elliot Frewen, Deon Smith, Matt O’Brien (capt), Oil Andrews, Will Reed, Rhys Downes, Lewis Smout, Will Griffiths, Louis Jones, Joe Bartlett, Josh Skinner, George Young, Josh Reid & Ben Roach.

Subs: Henry Palmer, Jamie Jeune, Tom Piper, Elliot Ferriman, Rhodri Jones, Luke Crane, Clayton Gullis & Mathew Powell.

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