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 14 12 0 2 337 211 55
Carmarthen Quins 13 9 1 3 319 229 45
Aberavon 13 9 0 4 293 223 43
Pontypridd 16 9 0 7 346 332 42
Merthyr 15 8 0 7 316 311 41
RGC 1404 14 7 0 7 352 322 36
Llandovery 12 6 2 4 271 225 35
Swansea 12 5 0 7 189 214 25
Newport 12 4 0 8 240 263 25
Llanelli 13 5 0 8 251 343 23
Ebbw Vale 14 3 1 10 254 308 21
Bridgend Ravens 16 3 0 13 245 432 18