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 21 17 0 4 612 340 86
Cardiff 21 16 1 4 647 430 81
Pontypridd 20 16 0 4 714 357 78
Ebbw Vale 21 15 1 5 474 348 71
Llandovery 21 13 1 7 572 381 66
Aberavon 20 13 2 5 440 382 63
Newport 21 12 2 7 526 489 63
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 19 10 0 9 496 410 56
Carmarthen Quins 22 10 0 12 456 420 53
Swansea 20 10 0 10 467 416 51
Llanelli 21 6 1 14 411 546 34
Bridgend Ravens 19 6 0 13 362 472 33
Cross Keys 20 5 1 14 432 648 33
Bedwas 21 5 1 15 441 614 30
Bargoed 20 3 0 17 361 683 18
Neath 19 1 0 18 287 762 3