TEAM NEWS & SUPPORTER INFORMATION – NEATH v CARDIFF (AWAY) – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2023 KICK OFF 1.30PM
Neath visit Cardiff at the Arms Park on Saturday with an earlier kick off time of 1.30pm.
Last time out, the Blacks were rather unlucky to be edged out by a point against Pontypridd 22-23 and the team shows a few changes for what is expected to be a fast encounter on the Arms Park artificial surface.
Behind the scrum, wing Ryan Griffiths plays his first game since the opening day of the season and skipper Ryan Evans resumes in the centre as does Llewellyn Hawkes on the other flank. Steff Williams is back for his first start and has Macauley Griffiths as his half-back partner.
Up front, prop Elis Hopkins, lock Cai Arnold and flanker Dyfan Ceredig are back along with No.8 David Griggs who makes his first start too. Owain Morgan will probably make his season’s bow from the bench.
Neath v Cardiff (Away)
15 Lewis Evans; 14 Llewellyn Hawkes, 13 Ryan Evans (captain), 12 Kieran Charles, 11 Ryan Griffiths; 10 Steff Williams, 9 Macauley Griffiths; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Chris Morris, 3 Elis Hopkins; 4 Jacob Blackmore, 5 Cai Arnold; 6 Morgan Kneath, 8 David Griggs, 7 Dyfan Ceredig
Replacements : 16 Morgan Thomas, 17 Evan Kneath, 18 Gareth Lloyd, 19 Thomas John, 20 Owain Morgan, 21 Ben Williams, 22 Chris Morgans, 23 Kristian Jones
Referee – Mr. Ben Connor (Abertillery)
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