ABERAVON vs NEWPORT

Newport head to the Talbot Athletic Ground to face an on-form Aberavon side. The Wizards have won their two league games against Bridgend and Swansea and they will provide tough opposition.

Following a very good win away to Ebbw Vale the Black & Ambers came down to earth with a bump and were dumped out of the cup by a rampaging Carmarthen Quins. Saturday’s game gives the team a chance to get back on track.

Newport: Lewis Smout, Henry Palmer, Garin Harris, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Andrew Mann, Rhys Jenkins, Josh Skinner, Luke Crane, Matt O’Brien, Ryan Gardner, Adam Jones, Harri Griffiths, Harri Lang, David Richards.

Replacements: Jaime Jeune, Brodie Coughlin, Louis Jones, James Sheeky, Kyle Tayler, Geraint Watkin, Geraint O’Driscoll, Elliot Frewen.

Referee: Dan Jones

AR1: Aaron Parry

AR2: Richard Brace

Kick off: 2.30pm

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19