Speedy winger moves to Newport

Newport have further strengthened their backs options with the signing of Ryan Gardner from Brynmawr. The elusive running winger marked his Newport debut with a try in the win at Pontypridd.

Backs coach Dai Lynch knows all about Ryan and is pleased with the signing. ‘Ryan has joined after a successful season in Division One East with Brynmawr RFC. The coaches at Newport have been very impressed with his dedication and attitude to learning in training where he has ‘ thrown himself’ into any activity he has been presented with. Another workmanlike performance against Pontypridd in the first trial saw him rewarded with an interception try and he adds considerable competition to an already talented group of wingers that Newport have at their disposal.’

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