Tata Steel v Cardiff – Team News

Cardiff take a break from the Premiership as the first round of the National Cup gets underway this weekend.

The Blue & Blacks will be looking to build on the performances in recent weeks and especially following the win over Pontypridd on Tuesday.

“that is a short turnaround in terms of recovery” said Head Coach Steve Law “but having performed so well on Tuesday in securing a bonus point win and stopping Ponty getting anything the whole squad is looking forward to getting back out on the field again. Going to places like Tata is what the cup is all about and they will be very much up for taking out one of the Premiership teams, we will have to perform again to make sure of a second round fixture”

Tata will be no strangers to Cardiff either in the cup or this season. In August the Blue & Blacks sampled their hospitality when they played in a friendly and last season the sides met at the same stage of the Cup, Cardiff winning on both occasions.

Cardiff (vs Tata Steel)

15 Tom Williams

14 Llywarch Ap Myrddin

13 Adam Jones

12 Will Rees-Hole

11 Edd Howley

10 Steffan Jones

9 Martin Roberts (Capt)

1 Fraser Young

2 Ian Jenkins

3 Kieron Brown

4 Kieron Martin

5 James Murphy

6 Sam Pailor

7 Zach O’Driscoll

8 Tom Daley

16 Ramaz Rhukhadze

17 Joey Tomlinson

18 Peter Lloyd

19 Thomas Davies

20 Callun James

21 Scott Gibson

22 Gareth Thompson

23 Johnny Wood

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