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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3