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
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