Bargoed – Cardiff Team News

Cardiff are on the road again on Saturday as they travel to Bargoed in the Principality Premiership.
Following last weekend’s win at RGC in the cup Head Coach Steve Law was full of praise for his squad “it was a very good performance and a top result. The squad have grown as a group and last weekend we saw the best of them. They had composure under pressure and the processes the coaching staff had worked on were adhered to. The execution was very good. It was a mature accurate performance from a group that is still learning“

“This week will be a very different challenge. Bargoed are fighting hard to stay in this league and we know from previous games there that this will be a very hard game against a very very committed team. We will have to be mentally tough this weekend as well as show all the attributes we had last week”

There is also a new name on the team sheet this week. Following the loss of Rory Pitman to Doncaster, Luke Crocker to Australia and the unavailability of Miles Normandale Aled Cockwell has joined the Blue & Blacks from Neath RFC to add extra strength to the back row.

Cardiff (vs Bargoed)

15 Ben Thomas
14 Llywarch Ap Myrddin
13 Max Llewellyn
12 Jack Roberts
11 Joe Gatt
10 Steffan Jones
9 Scott Gibson
1 Thomas Davies
2 Joey Tomlinson (Capt)
3 Peter Lloyd
4 Kieran Martin
5 Callum Bradbury
6 Sam Pailor
7 Zac O’Driscoll
8 Tom Daley

16 Fraser Young
17 Ian Jenkins
18 Kieron Brown
19 James Murphy
20 Aled Cockwell
21 Martin Roberts
22 Gareth Thompson
23 Will Rees-Hole

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 26 20 0 6 756 475 102
Cardiff 26 19 1 6 771 547 95
Llandovery 27 19 1 7 779 479 94
Pontypridd 25 18 0 7 840 480 89
Ebbw Vale 27 18 1 8 624 488 85
Aberavon 25 16 2 7 569 478 78
Newport 28 15 2 11 683 654 78
Swansea 27 15 0 12 604 518 75
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 25 12 1 12 630 513 71
Carmarthen Quins 28 13 1 14 603 520 71
Llanelli 28 10 1 17 588 689 53
Bedwas 27 10 1 16 591 739 52
Bridgend Ravens 25 8 0 17 501 612 45
Cross Keys 26 5 1 20 528 882 35
Bargoed 26 6 0 20 496 830 32
Neath 26 1 0 25 367 1026 3