On Saturday Newport face a Cardiff team that are having a mixed start to the Premier League season with three wins, three losses and a draw. But the Blue & Blacks won the most important game – a 38 – 15 victory over the Black & Ambers in the Indigo Premiership Cup game. Ty Morris’s men go into this encounter after a run of four bonus point wins but, as supporters will know, games between these two sides don’t always go to form.
Newport make just three changes to the fifteen starters for Pontypridd, Dan Suter and Barny Langton come in to the pack and Lloyd Lewis replaces Elliot Frewen in the backs. The 10-12 partnership with Carwyn Panny and Matt O’Brien continues.
Jon Morris will play his 150th game for the club tomorrow. He joined from Newbridge in season 2014-15 and quickly became a favourite of the supporters with his whole-hearted displays in attack and defence. Let’s hope he adds to his 50 tries.
Newport: Tom Workman, Henry Palmer, Dan Suter, Josh Skinner, Barny Langton-Cryer, Rhys Jenkins, Kyle Tayler, Ben Roach, Che Hope, Carwyn Penny, Oli Andrew, Matt O’Brien, Jon Morris, Lloyd Lewis, Ioan Davies.
Replacements: Wade Langley, Harry Fry, Clay Gibbons, Josh Reid, George Young, Dafydd Buckland, Jac Lloyd, Chay Foster-Smith.
Referee: Mike English
AR1: Tom Spurrier
AR2: Gavin Roberts
Venue: Cardiff Arms Park