TEAM NEWS & SUPPORTERS’ INFORMATION – NEATH v BEDWAS (AWAY) – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 2023 KICK OFF 12.30pm
Neath aim to put last week’s narrow 23-28 defeat by unbeaten WRU Championship leaders Pontypool behind them when they visit Bedwas at the Bridge Field on Saturday for an early international day kick off (12.30pm).
Earlier in the season, Neath won the corresponding fixture but Bedwas were boosted by last Saturday’s 20-13 win away at Narberth and the Blacks have not won at Bedwas for several seasons.
With half the league fixtures still remaining, Neath have the luxury of almost a full squad to choose from which makes selection difficult for the coaches.
As usual Neath make several changes including the return of ex-captain Aaron Bramwell at centre.
Neath v Bedwas (Away)
15 Lewis Evans; 14 Aled Brew, 13 Ryan Evans (captain), 12 Aaron Bramwell, 11 Louis Rees; 10 Rhys Harris, 9 Luc Jones; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Josh Clark, 3 Tim Ryan; 4 Sam Langford, 5 Jon Barley; 6 Morgan Kneath, 8 David Griggs, 7 Owain Morgan
Replacements – 16 Sion Crocker, 17 Jon Thomas, 18 Carwyn Sion, 19 Macauley Griffiths, 20 Ben Atkins
Referee – Mr. Elfyn Morris-Roberts (Swansea Valley)
Forthcoming Fixtures :-
There have been a couple of changes to March fixtures which now read :-
Sat Mar 4 Narberth A 2.30pm Championship
Fri Mar 10 Glamorgan Wanderers H 7.30pm Championship
Fri Mar 17 Cardiff Metropolitan A 7.15pm Championship
Sat Mar 25 Trebanos H 2.30pm Championship
Sat Apr 1 Pontypool A 2.30pm Cup
Also, Neath RFC’s home WRU Championship game against Maesteg Harlequins (postponed on Dec 10) has been re-arranged for Tuesday, April 11 at The Gnoll (7,15pm kick off).