Bridgend Ravens – Cardiff team news

Cardiff RFC make the short trip west to Bridgend to play the Ravens on Saturday in the Indigo Premiership. (14:30)

Having gone six games undefeated in the League this season the Blue & Blacks will be looking to extend that run against a Ravens side that have won once so far this season. That win though was against current Champions Merthyr at the beginning of October, Bridgend winning 17-12.

Speaking ahead of the game Head Coach Steve Law said “another tough game this week away at Bridgend. They have been very close in most of the games they have lost especially against Aberavon and Pontypridd where they led until very late in the games. Again we will have to perform to our highest standards to get a result.”

There are again changes to the side this week and that shows the competitiveness in the squad. Several of the team that have performed so well with Cardiff RFC over recent weeks have been rewarded with a call up for the Blues this weekend. Ben Thomas, Dan Fish, Jim Botham and James Ratti – who has just been awarded a two year professional contract on the back for his Blue & Black performances – will join up the European squad this weekend, we send them there with our very best wishes.

That though gives opportunities for other players and we are delighted to see Ioan Davies – the Wales u20s full back – returning to the field after his injury.”

 

15. Joe Scrivens

14 Ioan Davies

13 Leon Andrews

12 Max Llewellyn

11 Joe Gatt

10 Gareth Thompson

9 Tom Habberfield

1 Thomas Davies

2 Evan Yardley

3 Ollie Drake

4 Sam Pailor

5 Callum Bradbury

6 James Thomas

7 Alex Everett

8 Morgan Allen (Capt)

 

16 Brynley Toms

17 Hugo Souto

18 Peter Lloyd

19 Teddy Williams

20 Zach O’Driscoll

21 Ethan Lloyd

22 Sam Beard

23 Edd Howley

 

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TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19