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 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