ABERAVON vs NEWPORT

Newport head to the Talbot Athletic Ground to face an on-form Aberavon side. The Wizards have won their two league games against Bridgend and Swansea and they will provide tough opposition.

Following a very good win away to Ebbw Vale the Black & Ambers came down to earth with a bump and were dumped out of the cup by a rampaging Carmarthen Quins. Saturday’s game gives the team a chance to get back on track.

Newport: Lewis Smout, Henry Palmer, Garin Harris, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Andrew Mann, Rhys Jenkins, Josh Skinner, Luke Crane, Matt O’Brien, Ryan Gardner, Adam Jones, Harri Griffiths, Harri Lang, David Richards.

Replacements: Jaime Jeune, Brodie Coughlin, Louis Jones, James Sheeky, Kyle Tayler, Geraint Watkin, Geraint O’Driscoll, Elliot Frewen.

Referee: Dan Jones

AR1: Aaron Parry

AR2: Richard Brace

Kick off: 2.30pm

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 3 3 0 0 74 43 13
Aberavon 3 3 0 0 67 52 12
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 3 2 0 1 69 54 9
Merthyr 3 1 0 2 71 61 7
Ebbw Vale 3 1 0 2 81 92 6
Swansea 3 1 0 2 57 46 6
Newport 2 1 0 1 41 39 6
Llandovery 2 1 0 1 50 57 5
Carmarthen Quins 2 1 0 1 45 38 5
Pontypridd 3 1 0 2 51 67 5
Bridgend Ravens 2 1 0 1 43 39 5
Llanelli 3 0 0 3 33 94 0