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Neath RFC

Neath travel to play Bridgend at the Brewery Field on Saturday (kick off 2.30pm) .

Following their fine 17-15 win at RGC last week, the Welsh All Blacks keep changes to the minimum with five promotions from last week’s replacement bench starting.

Behind the scrum, Sean Wilcox, Kristian Jones and Gruff Williams start and up front double try-scorer Chris Morris is in at hooker and Taine Morgan comes into the back row.

Kieran Charles, Steff Williams, Ellis Lewis and Jacob Blackmore do replacement duties this week and are joined by Evan Kneath.

For the first time in Neath RFC’s long and distinguished history, the game will be refereed by an official from the Japanese Rugby Union in Mr. Katsuki Furasa.

Neath v Bridgend (Away)

15 Aaron Bramwell; 14 Louis Rees, 13 Ryan Evans (captain), 12 Sean Wilcox, 11 Ryan Griffiths; 10 Kristian Jones, 9 Gruff Williams; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Chris Morris, 3  Tim Ryan; 4 Matthew Davies, 5 Cai Arnold; 6 Taine Morgan, 8 Morgan Kneath, 7 Ben Williams

Replacements – 16 Evan Kneath, 17 Mason Morgan, 18 Gareth Lloyd, 19 Elis Hopkins, 20 Jacob Blackmore,  21 Ellis Lewis, 22 Steff Williams, 23 Kieran Charles

Referee – Mr. Katsuki Furasa (Japan)

Forthcoming Fixtures

Friday        March 15     Newport                                       Away          7.15pm

Saturday     March 23     Pontypool                                      Home          2.30pm

Saturday     April    6     Newport                                       Home          2.30pm

Saturday     April  13     Swansea                                       Away          2.30pm

Saturday     April 20     RGC                                              Home          2.30pm

Saturday     April  27     Carmarthen Quins                          Away          2.30pm