TEAM NEWS & SUPPORTERS’ INFORMATION
NEATH v CARDIFF METROPOLITAN (AWAY) – SATURDAY, APRIL 9th, 2022
Neath have three home fixtures remaining but play their final away match in this year’s WRU Championship when they visit Cardiff Metropolitan at Cyncoed (kick off 2.30pm).
Places are up for grabs in the team for the WRU Championship Cup final in two weeks time and, with a few players unavailable, Neath make several changes from the side which started in the 68-14 win over Beddau last time out.
Jon Bayliss forms a speedy back three with wingers James Roberts and Matthew Jenkins who scored 7 tries between them against Beddau. Skipper Aaaron Bramwell will partner David Langdon at centre while Steff Williams and Nicky Griffiths are re-united at half back.
Gareth Lloyd, Chris Morris and Tim Ryan form a solid front row with Sam Langford and Jacob Blackmore packing down behind. In the back row, Carwyn Sion switches to No.8 flanked by Emyr Williams and Dyfan Ceredig.
On the replacements’ bench, Iestyn Morgan and Elis Horgan provide the backs cover with Jack Powell, Josh Clark and David Griggs poised to add impact up front.
Neath v Cardiff Metropolitan (Away)
15 Jon Bayliss; 14 James Roberts, 13 Aaron Bramwell (captain), 2 David Langdon, 11 Matthew Jenkins; 10 Steff Williams, 9 Nicky Griffiths; 1 Gareth Lloyd, 2 Chris Morris, 3 Tim Ryan; 4 Sam Langford, 5 Jacob Blackmore; 6 Emyr Williams, 8 Carwyn Sion, 7 Dyfan Ceredig
Replacements :- 16 Josh Clark, 17 Jack Powell, 18 David Griggs, 19 Elis Horgan, 20 Iestyn Morgan
Referee – Mr. Aled Evans (Llanelli)
NEATH RFC – NEXT FIXTURES
Sat. April 16 Glamorgan Wanderers Home K.O. 2.30pm
Sun. April 24 Bargoed (Cup Final) Principlity Stadium K.O. 3.15pm Wed. April 27 Tata Steel Home K.O. 7.15pm
ALSO yet to be agreed, HOME Championship match with Cross Keys.