Newport – Cardiff team news

Cardiff return to Indigo Premiership action this weekend with a visit to Rodney Parade.

The Blue & Blacks will be looking to continue their current form which has seen them win all eight of their league matches this season. That won’t be an easy task against their oldest rivals and friends Newport.

The Black & Ambers are currently 8th in the table and would like nothing better than to end Cardiff’s winning run. Speaking ahead of the game Head Coach Steve Law said “there are several changes to the side this week, with a few players shifting positions and others being welcomed back from injury.

Newport are a very good side, results in the last few weeks haven’t fallen their way, but they have gained bonus points against tough opposition, eighth position in the table does not tell the full story of their season so far. We know our standards will have to be at their highest if we want to come away with anything from Rodney Parade”

Cardiff vs Newport (Sat 7th Dec- Rodney Parade 14:30)

15 Edd Howley

14 James Beal

13 Sam Beard

12 Max Llewellyn

11 Tom Habberfield

10 Dan Fish

9 Lewis Jones

26 Brynley Toms

2 Evan Yardley

3 Peter Lloyd

4 Sam Pailor

5 Callum Bradbury

6 James Thomas

7 Alex Everett

8 Morgan Allen (Capt)

 

16 Thomas Davies

17 Iestyn Harris

18 Will Davies-King

19 Kieran Martin

20 Zach O’Driscoll

21 Gareth Thompson

22 Joe Scrivens

23 Joe Gatt

 

Pre Match Interview

Brynley Toms

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