Ebbw Vale
2017/2018 Principality Premiership
Ebbw Vale 21 v 23 Cardiff
25 November 2017 - Eugene Cross Park, Ebbw Vale

Match Preview

Ebbw Vale

Cardiff travel to Ebbw Vale on Saturday for a game that kicks off at 12:00 ahead of the Autumn International later in the afternoon.

The side shows several changes to that one that took to the field last Friday. With resources deleted because of injuries the pack has a revamp. In the front row there is a welcome return to Blue & Black for Ethan Lewis at hooker, he will be joined by Peter Lloyd and Fraser Young who performed very well last weekend. With Miles Normandale injured there is a first start for Callum Bradley from the Academy.

The back row see Luke Crocker return for the injured Tom Daley, Ben White again captains the side for the flank.

At half back Ben Thomas returns having been with the Cardiff Blues Anglo-Welsh squad. Dafydd Smith forms a new partnership with Adam Jones in the centre and Llywarch Ap Myrddin retains his full back spot. On the wing Corey Howells is another debutant from the Academy. James Beal completes the starting XV.

Cardiff (vs Ebbw Vale)

15. Llwyarch Ap Myrddin

14 James Beal

13 Dafydd Smith

12 Adam Jones

11 Corey Howells

10 Ben Thomas

9 Rhodri Cole

1 Peter Lloyd

2 Ethan Lewis

3 Fraser Young

4 James Murphy

5 Callum Bradbury

6 Ben White

7 Luke Crocker

8 Chris Williams

16 James Greenfield

17 Corrie Tarrant

18 Ian Jenkins

19 Corey Tucker

20 Joe Miles

21 Geraint Watkin

22 James Dixon

23 Pat Lewis