2017/2018 Principality Premiership
Newport 28 v 25 Bedwas
03 November 2017 - Rodney Parade, Newport

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Newport will welcome a Bedwas side determined to put things right after being well beaten by Pontypridd last Saturday.  Bedwas weren’t at their best for this game and a series of errors allowed an efficient Ponty team to leave the Bridge Field with a victory.  Despite this defeat our visitors are still the East Division leaders and are a very strong outfit.

The Black & Ambers will be looking for a win after a disappointing showing against Cardiff at The Arms Park.  Despite scoring two tries in an extended period of extra time the Newport fifteen were always on the back foot against a powerful Cardiff pack and a controlling outside half.

A couple of players picked up injuries and the coaching team will be hoping that some of our long term injured will be ready by Friday.

The squad will be selected following fitness checks and Thursday’s training session.

Newport: Phil Price, Will Evans, Ken Dowding, Adam Brown, Rhys Cresswell, Alex Everett, Kyle Tayler, Rhys Jenkins (c), Owen Davies, Matt O'Brien, Corey Howelss, Adam Sabri, Chay Smith, Haydn Palmer, Haydn Simons.

Replacements:  Evan Whitson, Nicky Boyce, Tom Piper, Joe Cullimore, Josh Reid, Ryan James, Geraint O'Driscoll, Wes Cunliffe.

Kick-off:  7:30 PM

Referee: Alex Thomas RFU

AR1: Elgan Williams

AR2: Lee Parry