Speedy winger moves to Newport

Newport have further strengthened their backs options with the signing of Ryan Gardner from Brynmawr. The elusive running winger marked his Newport debut with a try in the win at Pontypridd.

Backs coach Dai Lynch knows all about Ryan and is pleased with the signing. ‘Ryan has joined after a successful season in Division One East with Brynmawr RFC. The coaches at Newport have been very impressed with his dedication and attitude to learning in training where he has ‘ thrown himself’ into any activity he has been presented with. Another workmanlike performance against Pontypridd in the first trial saw him rewarded with an interception try and he adds considerable competition to an already talented group of wingers that Newport have at their disposal.’

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