Llandovery – Cardiff team news

Cardiff travel to Church Bank on Saturday looking to extend their winning run in the Indigo Premiership

Cardiff will know how hard a game it will be on Saturday having not won there since 2014. Speaking ahead of the game Head Coach Steve Law said “Llandovery is one of those places that is very hard to win at. The Drovers are currently 9th in the table, which is mainly down to the fact they have only played 7 games so far this season. Last season they finished 4th and are again one of those sides who will have a huge say on who wins the Premiership this season. We know that we will have to play to our full potential if we want to win there this weekend.

After an excellent win against Merthyr last week we have had to make some changes to our side that has been quite consistent for a few weeks. Injury and unavailability the reason for the changes. What that does do though is give opportunity for the rest of the squad to show us what they can do. We have a few players back after injury, Kieran Martin coming back and with Callum Bradbury picking up a knock and James Ratti being selected to play for the Blues – which by the way is one of the most pleasing things to happen so far this season – Kieran’s return is timely.

Iestyn Harris also gets an opportunity to start having come off the bench in the last few weeks. Iestyn is another returning from injury but a great asset to our side. Jason Harries comes in on the wing. James Beal, another returnee takes a break to ensure he is in a good place for the tough matches we have coming up.

Another new name to Blue & Black supporters is Matthew Pettit, although he has a wealth of Premiership experience after his time at Bedwas. I have managed to persuade him to come out of retirement to help us during our front row injury crisis. Peter Lloyd having picked up a knock last week that has added to our growing list of walking wounded.”

Cardiff ( vs Llandovery)

15 Edd Howley

14 Jason Harries

13 Leon Andrews

12 Max Llewellyn

11 Teri Gee

10 Gareth Thompson

9 Tom Habberfield

1 Brynley Toms

2 Iestyn Harris

3 Ollie Drake

4 Sam Pailor

5 Kieran Martin

6 Alex Everett

7 Zach O’Driscoll

8 Morgan Allen (Capt)

16 Thomas Davies

17 Hugo Souto

18 Matthew Pettit

19 Lloyd Pike

20 James Thomas

21 Ethan Lloyd

22 Joe Scrivens

23 Ioan Davies

 

Pre Match Interview.

Morgan Allen

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