Cardiff – Aberavon team news

Cardiff return back to the Arms Park for the Indigo Premiership clash with Aberavon on Friday night. (7:30pm).

Cardiff go into the game looking to continue their winning run in the league that was extended to seven wins at Bridgend. Aberavon currently sit in second place, but the coaching staff and squad are not putting any emphasis on it being a top of the table one verses two clash.

Speaking ahead of the game Head Coach Steve Law said “we will once again be looking at our performance. This is another big game in what will be a season of big games. Aberavon will be coming here on the back of a loss last week and we know how dangerous a team they are. Last season here they kept going for eighty minutes and nearly won the game right at the death.”

“This week we have a bit of continuity in our selection. Dan Fish returns to us following his stint with the Blues last week. He is joined in the back three by Jason Harries. With our current injury crisis on the wing we are very appreciative of the help we have received from the Blues in releasing him to play for us.

Up front it is pretty much status quo with only one change in the pack. Teddy Williams returns from the Under20s squad training session last week, and with James Ratti still with the Blues squad Teddy gets another opportunity in the second row.

On the injury front we are pleased that Kieran Martin came through his first game back last week with the Wanderers. On the flip side Zach O’Driscoll is side-lined after an injury early after getting on the field at the Bridgend last week. That though gives Lloyd Pike an opportunity from the bench.

15 Dan Fish

14 Jason Harries

13 Max Llewellyn

12 Sam Beard

11 Joe Gatt

10 Gareth Thompson

9 Tom Habberfield

1 Thomas Davies

2 Evan Yardley

3 Ollie Drake

4 Teddy Williams

5 Callum Bradbury

6 James Thomas

7 Alex Everett

8 Morgan Allen (Capt)

 

26 Brynley Toms

16 Hugo Souto

18 Peter Lloyd

19 Sam Pailor

20 Lloyd Pike

21 Ethan Lloyd

22 Joe Scrivens

23 Edd Howley

Pre Match Interview.

James Thomas

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 14 12 0 2 337 211 55
Carmarthen Quins 13 9 1 3 319 229 45
Aberavon 13 9 0 4 293 223 43
Merthyr 15 8 0 7 316 311 41
Pontypridd 15 8 0 7 328 315 38
RGC 1404 14 7 0 7 352 315 36
Llandovery 12 6 2 4 271 225 35
Swansea 12 5 0 7 189 214 25
Newport 12 4 0 8 240 263 25
Llanelli 13 5 0 8 244 343 23
Ebbw Vale 14 3 1 10 254 308 21
Bridgend Ravens 15 3 0 12 228 414 17