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Neath RFC

Neath play their brought forward WRU Championship tie against Cardiff Metropolitan at Cyncoed on Friday evening (kick off 7.15pm) – not 7.30pm as advertised in some quarters.

The students are always good on their own patch and Neath will need to continue their progress from last week when they beat Glamorgan Wanderers 59-nil.

The All Blacks make their usual quota of changes with centre Sean Wilcox, winger Louis Rees and outside-half Steff Williams back. Up front prop Jack Powell, lock Jacob Blackmore and back rowers David Griggs and Dyfan Ceredig return.

Jon Bayliss returns to the replacements’ bench while flanker Elis Hopkins will captain the side in the absence of injured Ryan Evans who strained a hamstring last week.

Neath v Cardiff Metropolitan (Away)

15 Lewis Evans; 14 James Roberts, 13 Sean Wilcox, 12 Aaron Bramwell, 11 Louis Rees; 10 Steff Williams, 9 Luc Jones; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Josh Clark, 3 Tim Ryan; 4 Matthew Davies, 5 Jacob Blackmore; 6 Elis Hopkins (captain), 8  David Griggs, 7 Dyfan Ceredig

Replacements –  16 Sion Crocker, 17 Gareth Lloyd, 18 Morgan Kneath, 19 Macauley Griffiths, 20 Jon Bayliss

Referee – Mr. Adam Jones (Brecon)


Remaining Fixtures :-

Revised dates for several fixtures have been confirmed. The full list of remaining fixtures is now :-

Sat     Mar    25      Trebanos                         H       2.30pm        Championship

Sat     Apr      1      Pontypool                        A        2.30pm        Cup

Sat     Apr      8      Tata Steel                       H       2.30pm        Championship

Tue    Apr    11      Maesteg Harlequins         H       7.15pm        Championship

Sat     Apr    22      Ystrad Rhondda              H       2.30pm        Championship

Sat     Apr    29      Maesteg Harlequins         A        2.30pm        Championship

Sat     May      6      Glamorgan Wanderers     A        2.30pm        Championship

Wed   May    10      Cross Keys                       H       7.15pm        Championship

Tue    May    16      Cross Keys                       A        7.15pm        Championship

Sat     May    20      Beddau                           A        2.30pm        Championship