Cardiff v Ebbw Vale Team News

Cardiff entertain Ebbw Vale at the Arms Park on Saturday looking to get back to winning ways in the league.

Following the fantastic Cup triumph on Sunday the Blue & Blacks are forced to make several changes with lots of players picking up knocks in the Principality Stadium win over Merthyr

Head Coach Steve Law said “it was a great day on Sunday. Bringing the Cup back to the Arms Park meant a great deal to all involved. But now we go back to business in the league. There are a few players struggling with injury after the weekend, but that gives opportunity for others to press their case. Ebbw will be a major test for us but we still want to finish in the highest position we can. I would like to thank all those clubs who have allowed us to permit players not only for this game, but for all their help throughout the season”.

Edd Howley will become the latest player to win his Club Cap, joining Matthew Powell and Ben Thomas from the team who played on Sunday. Should Kieron Brown come off the bench he will also join this elite group.

Cardiff vs Ebbw Vale

15 Dan Fish

14 Edd Howley

13 Joe Gatt

12 Will Rees-Hole

11 Mathew Powell

10 Gareth Thompson

9 Martin Roberts

1 Brad Thyer

2 Joey Tomlinson (Capt)

3 Will Davies-King

4 James Down

5 Sam Pailor

6 Tom Daley

7 Zach O’Driscoll

8 Aled Cockwell

 

16 Thomas Davies

17 Ian Jenkins

18 Kieron Brown

19 James Murphy

20 Owen Jones

21 Aaron Bidgood

22 Morgan Griffiths

23 Llywarch Ap Myrddin

 

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