Once again, the Black & Ambers will travel to St Helens looking for their first win. This time it’s in the Premier Cup as they get a break from league pressure. Last week they were in charge with ten minutes to go, leading 20 points to 3 and playing with a strong wind behind before they were stunned by Swansea scoring three converted tries. If only they could play that last twenty minutes again! Well, they now have eighty minutes to prove that they know how to win.
The coaching team make six changes with Thomas Davies, Henry Palmer, Rhys Jenkins, Matt O’Brien, Cameron Lewis and Lloyd Lewis coming in to the starting line-up.
Newport: Thomas Davies, Henry Palmer, Garin Harris, Craig Hudd, Josh Skinner, Ryan Woodman, Rhys Jenkins, Ben Roach, Luke Crane, Will Reed, Elliot Frewen, Matt O’Brien, Cameron Lewis, Lloyd Lewis, Dai Richards.
Replacements: Jack Gillard, Josh Reynolds, Luke Yendle, Alex Grey, Josh Reid, Dafydd Buckland, Chay Foster-Smith, Jon Morris,
Referee: Aled Evans
AR1: Carwyn Williams
AR2: Jason Griffiths
Kick off: 2:30