On Saturday Bridgend visit Newport Stadium to play a Newport team with a run of twelve victories behind them.  Although the Black & Ambers have a nine-point lead over second placed Llandovery they need another win to keep the pressure on their rivals.  The Drovers are also in good form and can get fifteen points from their last three games.

Bridgend are ninth in the table with three games to play and, although they’ve not had a good season by their standards, they will be looking forward to competing in the new Elite Domestic Competition next season.  They play an adventurous brand of rugby and are capable of scoring from any part of the field.

Once again the coaches rotate the squad and it’s a much changed starting fifteen that takes the field.

Newport:  Thomas Davies, Henry Palmer, Garin Harris, Rynard Landman, Josh Skinner, Josh Reid, Kyle Tayler, Ben Roach, Che Hope, Matt O’Brien, Iwan Pyrs Jones, Joe Westwood, Chay Foster-Smith, Lloyd Lewis, David Richards

Replacements:  Josh Reynolds, Wade Langley, Chris Davies, Jon Verrier, Lewis David, Dafydd Buckland, Carwyn Penny, Iestyn Galton.


Referee: Jason Bessant

AR1:  Mathew Leon

AR2:  Peter Mortimer

Kick-off: 2.30

Venue:  Newport Stadium