Newport vs. Bridgend

Say it quietly but Newport RFC will be playing a home game on a Saturday afternoon! Last week they played superbly to get a win against a very good Llandovery outfit. Although no tries were scored it was a great game to watch and Newport gave their best defensive display of the season.

Bridgend are not having the best of seasons so far with only one win but that doesn’t tell the complete story. Their one win was against Merthyr, they lost to Aberavon by one point and they lost to Pontypridd by a last move try and conversion. They play fifteen man rugby and on their day they can beat any team in the league. They will test Newport on Saturday.

The Black & Ambers still don’t have a full squad to select from although Evan Whitson, Dan Partridge and David Richards are now available.

Newport: Louis Jones, Evan Whitson, Tom Piper, Joe Bartlett, Dan Partridge, Josh Skinner, Kyle Tayler, Rhys Jenkins (Capt.), Geraint Watkins, Matt O’Brien, Elliot Frewen, Geraint O’Driscoll, Harry Griffiths, Jon Morris, Dai Richards.

Replacements: Lewis Smout, Matt Dwyer, Garin Harris, Andrew Mann, Josh Reid, Luke Crane, Llywarch ap Myrddin, Harri Lang.

 

Referee: John Darcy

AR1: Chris Williams

AR2: Mark Butcher

Kick-off: 2:30

 

The Bisley Suite is undergoing refurbishment so we will be using the Premier Lounge/Watkins Bar on Saturday. Newport RFC merchandise will be on sale and supporters can order the black rugby shirt that was previously only available to players. FoNR will have various new items for sale so come along and you’re sure to find an ideal Christmas gift.

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 6 6 0 0 149 88 27
Aberavon 5 5 0 0 112 89 20
Merthyr 6 3 0 3 139 117 17
Newport 6 3 0 3 117 102 16
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 6 3 0 3 140 139 15
Pontypridd 6 3 0 3 124 132 15
Carmarthen Quins 5 3 0 2 108 90 13
Swansea 6 2 0 4 110 112 12
Llandovery 4 2 0 2 93 79 11
Ebbw Vale 6 1 0 5 122 168 7
Llanelli 5 1 0 4 96 147 6
Bridgend Ravens 5 1 0 4 77 124 6