TEAM NEWS & SUPPORTER INFORMATION: NEATH v EBBW VALE (HOME) – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2023 – KICK OFF 2.30PM
Ebbw Vale pay a hasty return to The Lextan Gnoll to play Neath on Saturday (kick off 2.30pm).
Last month, Ebbw Vale won 19-40 at The Gnoll and this time head west as leaders of the Indigo Premiership following two good home victories over RGC and Llandovery.
Neath were rather unlucky last time at home when they were edged out by a single point 22-23 by Pontypridd and last weekend they picked up a bonus point but were well beaten at Cardiff Arms Park.
As usual, there are changes in the Neath starting line-up with James Roberts making his seasonal bow on one wing and Dafydd Howells returning on the other. Kristian Jones comes in at centre and Chris Morgans starts at scrum-half.
Up front, Thomas John and Cai Arnold pair up in the boiler-house while David Griggs makes his first home start of the season and is flanked by Gethin Tremlett and Ben Williams.
Josh Clark re-appears on the replacements’ bench as does Tim Ryan while there may be a place for Owain Morgan too.
Ebbw Vale will be confident of extending their run – so Neath must be doubly determined to end it ! Whatever the weather, spectator comfort is assured with three sides of The Gnoll under full cover.
Neath v Ebbw Vale (Home)
15 Lewis Evans; 14 Dafydd Howells, 13 Ryan Evans (captain), 12 Kristian Jones, 11 James Roberts; 10 Steff Williams, 9 Chris Morgans; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Chris Morris, 3 Elis Hopkins; 4 Thomas John, 5 Cai Arnold; 6 Gethin Tremlett, 8 David Griggs, 7 Ben Williams
Replacements: 16 Josh Clark, 17 Tim Ryan, 18 Gareth Lloyd, 19 Jacob Blackmore,(From) Fletcher Barry/Owain Morgan/ Dyfan Ceredig, 22 Gruff Williams,23 Kieren Charles
Sat. Oct. 28 Llandovery Away 2.30pm
Sat. Nov. 4 RGC Home 2.30pm
Thu. Nov. 9 Bridgend Home 7.30pm
Sat. Nov. 18 Pontypool Away 2.30pm
Ground entry is £10 (Adults), Under-16’s FREE.
- Turnstiles at the Town End will open at 1.30pm
- Programmes on sale inside the gates (only £2)
- Refreshments available inside the ground
- No dogs allowed (other than sight-assisting), no smoking or vaping inside ground.