Cardiff – Bridgend Ravens – team news

Cardiff return to Indigo Premiership action on Saturday with the visit of Bridgend Ravens to the Arms Park

Having not played for five weeks the Blue & Blacks will be looking forward to getting back on the field. Both sides will be looking to gain points for different reasons. The Ravens currently sit at the bottom of the table, but have lost several games by less than one score this season. Their efforts in those games has not been rewarded and the Blue & Blacks know they will have to be at their best to win what will be a tough game.

There are several changes in the side and some new faces too. With players out and unavailable Cardiff draft in former Blue & Black Luke Crocker. The back row forward has recently returned from Australia and will be looking forward to returning to Cardiff colours. Another new name is Gwilym Bradley. The Wales U20 and Cardiff Blues Academy back row is an exciting prospect and covers a back row where the Blue & Blacks have specific injury problems. On the wing James Beal will win his 50th cap.

Cardiff

15 Ioan Davies

14 James Beal

13 Jack Brooks

12 Barney Nightingale

11 Teri Gee

10 Gareth Thompson

9 Tom Habberfield Capt

1 Brynley Toms

2 Evan Yardley

3 Ollie Drake

4 Macauley Cook

5 Callum Bradbury

6 Sam Pailor

7 Luke Crocker

8 Nathan Hudd

16 Thomas Davies

17 Ethan Lewis

18 Will Davies King

19 Kieran Martin

20 Gwilym Bradley

21 Ethan Lloyd

22 Joe Scrivens

23 Edd Howley

 

Pre-match Interview.

Luke Crocker

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