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Neath RFC

Newly-promoted Neath were made to battle for this bonus-point victory at sunny Beddau who fought (literally) to the end when they had two men sent off in a last minute dust-up.

The glorious weather conditions were matched by a really good game and Neath, who led 7-nil at half-time, came out on top courtesy of four tries by hooker Josh Clark in the first-half, and then centre and captain Ryan Evans, replacement Evan Kneath and finally full back Aled Brew with outside-half Lewis Evans converting three of them.

Well-drilled Beddau put up great resistance and deserved better from the game but their frustration boiled over at the end when both flankers Lewis James and captain Jordan Goodwin blotted their copybook by being sent-off.

The Town will have its chance to salute the Blacks’ return to the Premiership on Wednesday when Neath play their final game at The Gnoll when Ystrad Rhondda visit (kick off 7.15pm)