Newport Aim to Finish on a High

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

Kick-off: 2:30

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