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 8 8 0 0 196 112 36
Pontypridd 8 5 0 3 192 174 24
Carmarthen Quins 7 5 0 2 172 118 23
Aberavon 7 5 0 2 135 118 22
Merthyr 8 4 0 4 179 179 21
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 8 4 0 4 184 173 19
Llanelli 8 4 0 4 165 199 18
Newport 8 3 0 5 167 162 18
Llandovery 6 3 0 3 140 126 16
Swansea 8 2 0 6 127 149 13
Ebbw Vale 8 2 0 6 173 217 12
Bridgend Ravens 8 1 0 7 123 226 7