Cardiff v Merthyr – team news

Cardiff entertain reigning Premiership Champions Merthyr at the Arms Park on Saturday afternoon (2:30pm)

This will undoubtedly be one of the Blue & Blacks toughest games of the season as Head Coach Steve Law recognises “Merthyr aren’t Champions for nothing. They have excellent players all over the park and one of the best coaching teams in the league. The have been 2 passes, one set piece or one kick away from winning all bar one of the games they have lost this season and their current seventh place doesn’t reflect how good a side they are.

Having said that we are focusing on what we have to do to win what will be a very tough, if not the toughest, challenge we will face this season. We have to focus in what we do well and we are confident that if we produce a performance on Saturday we will be able to get a result.

We have a winning habit at the moment and we want to continue that. There is a lot of talk about us having already won the title, but people have to remember that this league will not be won in the second week of December. We are facing three teams in the next few weeks that have all finished in the top four over recent years, and each of those challenges will have an impact on the destination of the title. We are not thinking about winning the Premiership we are focused on the next game, starting with Merthyr this weekend.”

Cardiff (vs Merthyr)

15 Edd Howley

14 Teri Gee

13 Leon Andrews

12 Max Llewellyn

11 James Beal

10 Gareth Thompson

9 Tom Habberfield

 

1 Thomas Davies

2 Evan Yardley

3 Peter Lloyd

4 Sam Pailor

5 Callum Bradbury

6 James Thomas

7 Alex Everett

8 Morgan Allen (Capt)

 

26 Brynley Toms

17 Iestyn Harris

18 Ollie Drake

19 Macauley Cook

20 Zach O’Driscoll

21 Lewis Jones

22 Joe Scrivens

23 Joe Gatt

 

 

Pre Game Interview.

Teri Gee

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 7 352 322 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 8 251 343 23
Ebbw Vale 14 3 1 10 254 308 21
Bridgend Ravens 15 3 0 12 228 414 17