POSTPONED – NEATH v CARDIFF MET –
Due to the early arrival of Storm Dennis, the match has been postponed.
Neath return to League action for the first time since January 11th when Cardiff Metropolitan visit The Gnoll on Saturday (kick off 2.30pm).
The students beat Neath at Cyncoed 20-16 last October so the Blacks are out to make amends and will be looking for an altogether more assertive performance this time from forwards and backs alike.
The fast-draining Gnoll ground is in tip-top condition and Storm Ciara made no impression at all; officials are confident that it will cope with Storm Dennis too and that the game will go ahead.
Neath are eager to play and are boosted by the return of top-scorer Luke Griffiths after injury. Jordan Rees is paired with young Elis Horgan at half-back while Ben Uphill, Steff Jones, Jon Barley, Tomi Antozzi and David Griggs return to the pack.
Fit-again Matthew Jones takes his place on a strong-looking replacements’ bench alongside Ross Pritchard while Gareth Lloyd, Ifan James and Scott Malone provide forward cover.
Neath v Cardiff Metropolitan (Home) 2.30pm
15 Aaron Bramwell (captain); 14 Luke Griffiths, 13 Ben Atkins, 12 Matthew Pearce, 11 James Roberts; 10 Jordan Rees, 9 Elis Horgan; 1 Ben Uphill, 2 Iestyn Jones, 3 Steff Jones; 4 Jacob Blackmore, 5 Jon Barley; 6 Tomi Antozzi, 8 David Griggs, 7 Ben Lukes
Replacements – 16 Gareth Lloyd, 17 Ifan James, 18 Scott Malone, 19 Ross Pritchard 20 Matthew Jones
Referee – Mr. Ben Breakspear (Abercynon)
ADMISSION – £8 (all parts), Under-16’s FREE.
GATES OPEN – 1.45pm