TEAM NEWS: NEATH v BARGOED – CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL – Sunday 24th April.
TEAM NEWS & SUPPORTERS’ INFORMATION
The Neath team to play Bargoed on Sunday has been announced with head coach Patrick Horgan immediately commenting that it was “easily the most testing” selection of the season.
Unfortunately, only 23 players can be named and some will naturally be disappointed to miss out; the coaches had an unenviable task in certain positions as so many have worked so hard to get to the final and to current second place in the league.
One thing is certain, ALL squad players will be firmly in supporters’ thoughts !
Of course, the side may yet change as late fitness tests are still required at the team’s last walk-through session. The final also means opportunity knocks for one young player.
The additional replacements allowed require specialist tight head prop cover so the Blacks have drafted in a newcomer in student Zac Giannini who hails from Llanelli Wanderers and has played for Wales Under-20.
Neath v Bargoed
15 Aaron Bramwell (Capt); 14 James Roberts, 13 Ryan Evans, 12 David Langdon, 11 Matthew Jenkins; 10 Steff Williams, 9 Elis Horgan; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Sion Crocker, 3 Tim Ryan; 4 Sam Langford, 5 Jon Barley; 6 Alun Jones, 8 David Griggs, 7 Owain Morgan
Replacements:- 16 Josh Clark, 17 Gareth Lloyd, 18 Zak Giannini, 19 Jacob Blackmore, 20 Carwyn Sion, 21 Dyfan Ceredig, 22 Nicky Griffiths, 23 Jon Bayliss
Referee – Mr. Steffan Edwards (Swansea Valley)
NEATH RFC – REMAINING FIXTURES
Wed. April 27 Tata Steel Home K.O. 7.15pm
Fri. May 6 Cross Keys Home K.O. 7.30pm