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
Cardiff 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6