LLANELLI vs. NEWPORT

After the heartbreak of the loss to Pontypridd the Black & Ambers get a chance to get back to winning ways with a trip to Parc Y Scarlets to face Llanelli. A five-point win seemed on the cards with a twelve point lead and ten minutes to go but Ponty were ruthless and made the most of their chances.

Llanelli gained an away win against previously unbeaten Aberavon and most people would see this as a shock result. The fact that Angus O’Brien played for the visitors obviously helped and it would be very interesting if he played on Saturday.

Dan Partridge returns to fitness and goes into the second row, Josh Reid takes the open-side flanker position in a new-look backrow. No changes in the backs following some superb attacking play last Saturday.

Newport: Louis Jones, Brodie Coghlan, Garin Harris, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Andrew Mann, Josh Reid, Garin Price, Luke Crane, Matt O’Brien, Elliot Frewen, Geraint O’Driscoll, Harry Griffiths, Jon Morris, David Richards.

Replacements: Lewis Smout, Evan Whitson, Tom Piper, Rhys Cresswell, Kyle Tayler, Geraint Watkin, Tom Pascoe, Harri Lang

 

Referee: Mike English

AR1: Jason Morris

AR2: Greg Morgan

 

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