On Wednesday, Newport face a Pontypridd side having a mixed start to the season and positioned in the bottom half of the table – an unusual place for the Sardis Road outfit.  They are sure to be difficult opponents as they look to climb up the table.

The Black & Ambers are on a roll with three bonus point wins on the trot.  The coaching team again makes changes to avoid complacency and keep everyone fresh.  Henry Palmer and Kyle Tayler come into the pack and Che Hope, Carwyn Penny and Jon Morris start in the backs.

Newport: Tom Workman, Henry Palmer, Garin Harris, Nick Thomas, Josh Skinner, Rhys Jenkins, Kyle Tayler, Ben Roach Captain, Che Hope, Carwyn Penny, Elliot Frewen, Matt O’Brien, Jon Morris, Oli Andrew, Ioan Davies.

Replacements: Tomoya Adachi, Aaron Dowse, Dan Suter, Jon Verrier, Josh Reid, Daf Buckland, Jac Lloyd, Chay Foster-Smith


Referee: Ben Breakspear

AR1:  Gareth Newman

AR2:  Ellis Poulden

Kick-off: 7:15PM

Venue:  Newport Stadium, Newport Sports Village