CARMARTHEN vs. NEWPORT

 

Another tough away trip for Newport as they travel to face second-placed Carmarthen Quins. The home team has a good all-round game and they use the driving maul very effectively as we saw in the game at Rodney Parade where we were dumped out of the cup.

The Black & Ambers need to put in a good performance after coming second to a powerful Cardiff fifteen last time out. The coaching team rotates the squad with Tom Piper, Kyle Tayler, Tom Pascoe, and Harri Lang coming in. Dan Partridge returns after the injury at Llanelli and Jon Morris moves into the outside centre position.

 

Newport: Dan Preece, Matt Dwyer, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Morgan Burgess, Kyle Tayler, Rhys Jenkins, Luke Crane, Matt O’Brien, Elliot Frewen, Tom Pascoe, Jon Morris, Harri Lang, Lywarch Ap Myrddin.

Replacements: Lewis Smout, Henry Palmer, Louis Jones, Josh Reid, Andrew Mann, Geraint Watkins, Haydn Simons, Adam Jones.

 

Referee: Jason Bessant

AR1: Andrew Moule

AR2: Paul Jones

Kick-off: 2:30 PM

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