Cardiff – Aberavon Team News

Cardiff entertain Aberavon on Friday night (19:15) looking to make it ten wins in a row in the Principality Premiership.

Following last weekend’s narrow victory over Llanelli and Merthyr’s slip at Swansea the Blue & Blacks now sit just one point off top spot. Head Coach, Steve Law, said of the game at Parc-Y-Scarlets “that was a very poor performance on Sunday. One that we need to put right if we are to have any hope of beating Aberavon tomorrow. Our execution just simply was not where we want and need it to be. Having said that Llanelli made it hard for us, but we managed to find a way to win.”

“Aberavon will be a completely different team to play. They have only lost 5 games this season and are on a decent winning run of their own. The game will have a massive bearing on where we are and where we go moving forward. Changes have been kept to minimum but we do welcome back Morgan Griffiths for his first game since the beginning of the season. He has been playing in the Premiership in recent weeks with Carmarthen.”

15 Edd Howley

14 Joe Gatt

13 Ben Thomas

12 Will Rees-Hole

11 Morgan Griffiths

10 Gareth Thompson

9 Martin Roberts

1 Thomas Davies

2 Joey Tomlinson (Capt)

3 Peter Lloyd

4 Kieran Martin

5 Callum Bradbury

6 Sam Pailor

7 James Botham

8 Morgan Allen

 

16 Kieron Brown

17 Ian Jenkins

18 Will Davies-King

19 James Murphy

20 Tom Daley

21 Scott Gibson

22 Steffan Jones

23 Llywarch Ap Myrddin

 

Travelling Reserves

Fraser Young

Amir Jiwa Walji

 

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3