TEAM NEWS & SUPPORTER INFORMATION – NEATH v PONTYPRIDD (HOME) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2023 KICK OFF 2.30PM
Neath play their second home league game of the season when they host Pontypridd on Saturday at The Lextan Gnoll (kick off 2.30pm).
For much of the Premiership’s existence, Neath and Pontypridd dominated affairs but both teams are seeking their first win this season.
After a much-improved performance against Ebbw Vale last week, there are changes in the Neath squad with Lewis Evans back at full back allowing Dafydd Howells to return to the wing. Skipper Ryan Evans is side-lined with a calf-strain so Kieran Charles returns at centre with Kristian Jones taking over the leadership.
Up front, newcomer Sam Pailor comes in for the injured Ioan Jones at lock and Fletcher Barry replaces the unavailable Dyfan Ceredig.
Steff Williams re-appears on the replacements’ bench which also features young lock Thomas John and Elis Hopkins.
Neath v Pontypridd (Home)
15 Lewis Evans; 14 Dafydd Howells, 13 Sion Wilcox, 12 Kiaran Charles, 11 Louis Rees; 10 Kristian Jones (captain), 9 Chris Morgans; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Chris Morris, 3 Christian Brook; 4 Sam Pailor, 5 Jacob Blackmore; 6 Fletcher Barry, 8 Morgan Kneath, 7 Ben Williams
Replacements : 16 Elis Hopkins, 17 Evan Kneath, 18 Gareth Lloyd, 19 Thomas John, 20 David Griggs, 21 Macauley Griffiths, 22 Steff Williams, 23 Aaron Bramwell
Sat. Oct. 14 Cardiff Away 1.30pm
Sat. Oct. 21 Ebbw Vale Home 2.30pm
Sat. Oct. 28 Llandovery Away 2.30pm
Ground entry is £10 (Adults), Under-16’s FREE.
Supporters are advised to arrive at the ground early to access the turnstiles :-
- 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.