TEAM NEWS & SUPPORTER INFORMATION: NEATH v BRIDGEND (HOME) – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2023 KICK OFF 7.30PM
Following the postponement of Saturday’s game against RGC, Neath eagerly anticipate the rarity of a an Indigo Premiership game under floodlights when Bridgend visit The Lextan Gnoll on Thursday evening (kick off 7.30pm).
The S4C cameras will be there so All Blacks supporters will be hoping that they provide an inspiration for Ryan Evans and his team.
Quirkily, both teams lost to Llandovery last time out, Neath sinking 7-38 at Church Bank against the champions who then moved on to the Brewery Field where Bridgend lost 13-36.
Injuries to full back Lewis Evans and prop Elis Hopkins have disrupted Neath’s planning and the starting line-up shows several changes with veteran full back Aaron Bramwell and wings Dafydd Howells and Ryan Griffiths returning.
The scrum half position is yet to be determined but will lie between Elis Horgan, Chris Morgans and Gruff Williams.
In the pack, player-coach Tim Ryan, lock Jacob Blackmore and flanker Morgan Kneath start.
Neath v Bridgend (Home)
15 Aaron Bramwell; 14 Dafydd Howells, 13 Ryan Evans (captain), 12 Kristian Jones, 11 Ryan Griffiths; 10 Steff Williams, 9 A.N. OTHER; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Chris Morris, 3 Tim Ryan; 4 Jacob Blackmore, 5 Cai Arnold; 6 Morgan Kneath, 8 David Griggs, 7 Owain Morgan
Replacements – 16 Sion Crocker, 17 Gareth Lloyd, 18 Tarek Dabeh, 19 Ioan Jones, 20 Fletcher Barry, 21 A.N.OTHER, 22 Sean Wilcox, 23 Louis Rees
Sat. Nov. 18 Pontypool Away 2.30pm
Sat. Dec. 2 Newport Away 2.30pm
Sat. Dec. 16 Swansea Home 2.30pm
Ground entry is £10 (Adults), Under-16’s FREE.
- Turnstiles at the Town End will open at 6.30pm
- Programmes on sale inside the gates (only £2)
- Refreshments available inside the ground
- No dogs allowed (other than sight-assisting), no smoking or vaping inside ground.