Newport vs. Bridgend

Say it quietly but Newport RFC will be playing a home game on a Saturday afternoon! Last week they played superbly to get a win against a very good Llandovery outfit. Although no tries were scored it was a great game to watch and Newport gave their best defensive display of the season.

Bridgend are not having the best of seasons so far with only one win but that doesn’t tell the complete story. Their one win was against Merthyr, they lost to Aberavon by one point and they lost to Pontypridd by a last move try and conversion. They play fifteen man rugby and on their day they can beat any team in the league. They will test Newport on Saturday.

The Black & Ambers still don’t have a full squad to select from although Evan Whitson, Dan Partridge and David Richards are now available.

Newport: Louis Jones, Evan Whitson, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Josh Skinner, Kyle Tayler, Rhys Jenkins (Capt.), Geraint Watkins, Matt O’Brien, Elliot Frewen, Geraint O’Driscoll, Harry Griffiths, Jon Morris, Dai Richards.

Replacements: Lewis Smout, Matt Dwyer, Garin Harris, Andrew Mann, Josh Reid, Luke Crane, Llywarch ap Myrddin, Harri Lang.

 

Referee: John Darcy

AR1: Chris Williams

AR2: Mark Butcher

Kick-off: 2:30

 

The Bisley Suite is undergoing refurbishment so we will be using the Premier Lounge/Watkins Bar on Saturday. Newport RFC merchandise will be on sale and supporters can order the black rugby shirt that was previously only available to players. FoNR will have various new items for sale so come along and you’re sure to find an ideal Christmas gift.

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6