NEWPORT vs. LLANELLI

When we played Llanelli at Parc Y Scarlets early in the season we travelled in a confident mood.  We had won three of our four league games and had suffered just one narrow defeat away to Cardiff while the home side had lost all four of their games.  Unfortunately, neither team played to form with the Black & Ambers struggling to get continuity and Llanelli playing well, using the wide, fast game that brought them victory that day. 

The West Wales outfit have lost their last three games but not by much and to three good teams and will be looking to get their first double of the season.

Newport has the better record this season but still suffers from a lack of consistency.  From great away wins against Carmarthen, Ebbw Vale and Merthyr to the stuttering draw at Bedwas.  Although leading 18-0 at half time the coaches were disappointed as it should have been a lot more.  In the second half, frustration among the players saw yellow cards and a multitude of penalties and Bedwas cashed in and got a well-deserved draw. 

Newport: Dan Preece, Will Evans, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Josh Skinner, Kyle Tayler, Mathew Reed, Ryan James, Haydn Simons, Elliot Frewen, Lloyd White, Chay Smith, Andy Evans, David Richards.

Replacements:  Henry Palmer, Lewis Smout, Garin Harris, Andy Mann, Morgan Burgess, Geraint Watkin, Haydn Palmer, Duan Thomas.

Referee: Mike English

AR1:  Jason Bessant

AR2:  John Darcy

Kick-off:  2:30

The pitch has been covered to protect from frost so we are confident the game will be ON

When we played Llanelli at Parc Y Scarlets early in the season we travelled in a confident mood.  We had won three of our four league games and had suffered just one narrow defeat away to Cardiff while the home side had lost all four of their games.  Unfortunately, neither team played to form with the Black & Ambers struggling to get continuity and Llanelli playing well, using the wide, fast game that brought them victory that day. 

The West Wales outfit have lost their last three games but not by much and to three good teams and will be looking to get their first double of the season.

Newport has the better record this season but still suffers from a lack of consistency.  From great away wins against Carmarthen, Ebbw Vale and Merthyr to the stuttering draw at Bedwas.  Although leading 18-0 at half time the coaches were disappointed as it should have been a lot more.  In the second half, frustration among the players saw yellow cards and a multitude of penalties and Bedwas cashed in and got a well-deserved draw. 

Newport: Dan Preece, Will Evans, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Josh Skinner, Kyle Tayler, Mathew Reed, Ryan James, Haydn Simons, Elliot Frewen, Lloyd White, Chay Smith, Andy Evans, David Richards.

Replacements:  Henry Palmer, Lewis Smout, Garin Harris, Andy Mann, Morgan Burgess, Geraint Watkin, Haydn Palmer, Duan Thomas.

Referee: Mike English

AR1:  Jason Bessant

AR2:  John Darcy

Kick-off:  2:30

The pitch has been covered to protect from frost so we are confident the game will be ON

When we played Llanelli at Parc Y Scarlets early in the season we travelled in a confident mood.  We had won three of our four league games and had suffered just one narrow defeat away to Cardiff while the home side had lost all four of their games.  Unfortunately, neither team played to form with the Black & Ambers struggling to get continuity and Llanelli playing well, using the wide, fast game that brought them victory that day. 

The West Wales outfit have lost their last three games but not by much and to three good teams and will be looking to get their first double of the season.

Newport has the better record this season but still suffers from a lack of consistency.  From great away wins against Carmarthen, Ebbw Vale and Merthyr to the stuttering draw at Bedwas.  Although leading 18-0 at half time the coaches were disappointed as it should have been a lot more.  In the second half, frustration among the players saw yellow cards and a multitude of penalties and Bedwas cashed in and got a well-deserved draw. 

Newport: Dan Preece, Will Evans, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Josh Skinner, Kyle Tayler, Mathew Reed, Ryan James, Haydn Simons, Elliot Frewen, Lloyd White, Chay Smith, Andy Evans, David Richards.

Replacements:  Henry Palmer, Lewis Smout, Garin Harris, Andy Mann, Morgan Burgess, Geraint Watkin, Haydn Palmer, Duan Thomas.

Referee: Mike English

AR1:  Jason Bessant

AR2:  John Darcy

Kick-off:  2:30

The pitch has been covered to protect from frost so we are confident the game will be ON

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