After a bruising encounter against close rivals, Ebbw Vale, it’s straight back into action against league leaders, Llandovery, on Thursday.  The Drovers are having an excellent season, setting the pace in the Indigo Premier League, and reaching the final of the Welsh Premier Cup.  They have shown real consistency, having lost just one league game and playing high tempo, flowing rugby using backs and forwards.

The Black & Ambers were able to field a strong side last Saturday but the injury list is getting longer and the coaches’ options are reduced.

Newport: Josh Reynolds, Wade Langley, Chris Davies, Elliot Ferriman, Rynard Landman, Josh Reid, Kyle Tayler, Ben Roach, Che Hope, Matt O’Brien, Lloyd Lewis, Jon Morris, Che Foster-Smith, Iwan Pyrs Jones, Jake Lloyd

Replacements: Henry Palmer, Tom Workman, Christian Brooke, Tom Caple, Lewis David, Dafydd Buckland, Iestyn Galton, Lewis Bates.

Referee:  Adam Jones

AR1:  Ben Connor

AR2:  Ellis Poulden

AR3:  Neil Perkins

Kick-off:  7:30 PM

Venue: Newport Stadium