Newport face a Llandovery team riding high in the league table. Always a difficult side to play against with a strong pack and a very fast and elusive back division. In the away fixture the Black & ambers just couldn’t get going and the home team exploited every mistake or wrong decision to run out 43-10 winners.
Whereas Llandovery still have a mathematical chance of overtaking league leaders, Merthyr, there is nothing on this game for the home side. That said, they are sure to want to put on a good performance in front of the loyal supporters and without any pressure we could see some entertaining rugby.
After a long season, several players are carrying injuries but the coaching team can still select a strong team. There are also players on view who the coaches will be looking at with thoughts of next season.
Newport: Dan Preece, Evan Whitson, Garin Harris, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Andrew Mann, Kyle Tayler, Mathew Reed, Geraint Watkin, Matt O’Brien, Elliot Frewen, Jack Wright, Chay Smith, Jon Morris, Geraint O’Driscoll.
Replacements: Matt Prosser, Lewis Smout, Harri Seward, Josh Reid, Tom Hoppe, Tom Lucas, Haydn Simons, Duan Thomas.
Referee: Mike English
AR1: Simon Rees
AR2: Peter Mortimer