TEAM NEWS – NEATH v BARGOED – Saturday 3rd September 2022 – 2:30PM KO
TEAM NEWS & SUPPORTERS’ INFORMATION
Neath are home to Bargoed at The Gnoll on Saturday (kick off 2.30pm) in the opening match of the WRU Championship season.
Neath completed their preparations with a crowd-pleasing 33-33 draw with Swansea last week – but now the real thing begins !
Bargoed lost both their warm-up games to Swansea University (28-29) and Clifton (12-57) but did not field their full team in either defeat.
Their full XV is little-changed from that which won the Championship last year when they won at Neath (20-22) in the league but lost the Cup Final (13-16) so expect another close one.
The Welsh All Blacks will be led this season by centre Ryan Evans and his return is one of five changes to the side which started against Swansea last week with
Elis Horgan, Ioan Jones, Jon Barley and Morgan Kneath also back.
Neath v Bargoed (Home)
15 Lewis Evans; 14 James Roberts, 13 Ryan Evans (captain), 12 Ben Atkins, 11 Ryan Griffiths; 10 Steff Williams, 9 Elis Horgan; 1 Gareth Lloyd, 2 Josh Clark, 3 Tim Ryan; 4 Ioan Jones, 5 Jon Barley; 6 Morgan Kneath, 8 David Griggs, 7 Owain Morgan
Replacements – 16 Sion Crocker, 17 Jack Powell, 18 Carwyn Sion, 19 Nicky Griffiths, 20 Aaron Bramwell
Referee – Mr. Gwyn Morris (Cardiff)
Forthcoming Fixtures :-
Sat. Sep. 10 Cross Keys Away 2.30pm League
Sat. Sep. 17 Bedwas Home 2.30pm League
Sat. Sep. 24 Pontypool Away 2.30pm League
Sat. Oct. 1 Narberth Home 2.30pm League
Tickets are available as usual at the turnstiles.
Supporters are also able to buy tickets online to save time at the turnstiles via this link:
GENERAL MATCH ADMISSION (UNRESERVED) – £8 each
Allows general entry for one adult (16+).
HOSPITALITY MATCH TICKET ADULT – £20 each
Allows Hospitality access and 2 course buffet for one adult for one match (16+).
Match ticket also included.
HOSPITALITY MATCH TICKET CHILD – £4 each
Allows Hospitality access and 2 course buffet for one under 16 for one match.
Match ticket also included. Valid ID may be required on entry.
UNDER 16 ADMISSION (UNRESERVED) – Free
Admission is FREE for U16s.