Newport – Cardiff Team News

Cardiff are on the road once again with a trip to our oldest rivals Newport.

Following a victory in the cup at Tata Steel it is back to League action for the Blue & Blacks. “it’s a different challenge this week. Games against anyone in the top half of the table are always going to be tough and Rodney Parade on Saturday will be no different” said Head Coach Steve Law “last time in the league we were very competitive against Pontypridd, but more in the second half than in the first. This week we will have to be on the nail for the full eighty minutes. We are delighted to be helping with the return to fitness of two of the Cardiff Blues players and we welcome Aled Summerhill and Jack Roberts into the side as they look to work their way back and we will give them as much game time as they need”

“It is also great to see Shane Lewis Hughes getting the recognition with the Blues side in Glasgow this week. Shane has been playing with us for weeks and has shown what we is capable of – we wish him well.”

***UPDATED***

Aled Summerhill has been called up for the Cardiff Blues game so will not play for us. Tom Williams replaces him and Ioan Davies is called up to the bench.

Cardiff (vs Newport)

15 Edd Howley
14 Tom Williams
13 Jack Roberts
12 Ben Thomas
11 Joe Gatt
10 Gareth Thompson
9 Martin Roberts
1 Thomas Davies
2 Joey Tomlinson (Capt)
3 Peter Lloyd
4 James Down
5 Ben Murphy
6 Jim Botham
7 Zach O’Driscoll
8 Tom Daley

16 Fraser Young
17 Ian Jenkins
18 Kieron Brown
19 Sam Pailor
20 Morgan Allen
21 Scott Gibson
22 Steffan Jones
23 Ioan Davies

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3