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
Cardiff 6 6 0 0 149 88 27
Aberavon 5 5 0 0 112 89 20
Merthyr 6 3 0 3 139 117 17
Newport 6 3 0 3 117 102 16
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 6 3 0 3 140 139 15
Pontypridd 6 3 0 3 124 132 15
Carmarthen Quins 5 3 0 2 108 90 13
Swansea 6 2 0 4 110 112 12
Llandovery 4 2 0 2 93 79 11
Ebbw Vale 6 1 0 5 122 168 7
Llanelli 5 1 0 4 96 147 6
Bridgend Ravens 5 1 0 4 77 124 6