TEAM NEWS & SUPPORTERS’ INFORMATION – NEATH v CARDIFF METROPOLITAN (AWAY) – FRIDAY, MARCH 17th, 2023 KICK OFF 7.15pm
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