Newport RFC face a tough match at Bargoed Park when they play Bargoed in a PSF this Saturday August 10th 2013 KO 2:30PM. Bargoed pushed eventual winners Ebbw Vale all the way last season in the Championship.
The teams met in a Welsh cup match at Rodney Parade back in 1979/80 with the home side running out winners 34-0 and Newport also helped Bargoed celebrate their centenary in 1981/2 when Newport again won 25-16.
There will be a few new faces in the Newport squad under newly appointed captain Lee Beach - another new siigning.
Likely starting line-up :
G O'Driscoll, E Frewen, D Franchi, D Robinson, O Broad T Hancock,, A Quick
D Pattison, Andrew Brown, G Robinson, Adam Brown, D Rosser, S Waldron, L Beach (capt), J Skinner.
Reps from :
J Monck, D Morgan, J Jeune, D Rogers, J Sullivan, A Frampton, B Lampitt
J Leadbeater, E Davies, E Doe, Z Henegan.
Referee : Sean Brickell
NB : There will be "rolling" replacements.
After the match the players will return to Rodney Parade for a social function with the supporters at approx 1800hrs. The clubhouse bars will be open and BBQ food (Hot dogs, burgers etc.) on sale.
This will be an opportunity to meet and chat with the players over a few beers. The FoNR August Bullion Draw will also be made and any player sponsors can collect their player jerseys.
Please come along and meet the guys.