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 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