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Neath RFC

Neath travel the well-worn path to St. Helen’s to play Swansea on Saturday (kick off 2.30pm).

The Blacks were a little unlucky not to get more out of last week’s 24-31 defeat by Newport and they know it will take a special effort at St. Helen’s.

Neath name an unchanged back division but freshen up the front row where Mason Morgan and Sion Crocker come in and the side is captained once again by outside-half Kristian Jones.

It will be a memorable occasion for flanker Jacob Blackmore who makes his 100th appearance for the Blacks. The Cimla lad has been one of Neath’s most consistent performers in recent years both in the back row and the second row and it is an honour well deserved.

Neath v Swansea (Away)

15 Steff Williams; 14 Jon Bayliss, 13 Sean Wilcox, 12 Kieran Charles, 11 Ryan Griffiths; 10 Kristian Jones (captain), 9 Gruff Williams; 1 Mason Morgan, 2 Sion Crocker, 3  Elis Hopkins; 4 Matthew Davies, 5 Cai Arnold; 6 Jacob Blackmore, 8 Morgan Kneath, 7 Gethin Tremlett

Replacements – 16 Chris Morris, 17 Morgan Thomas or Jack Powell, 18 Tarik Dabeh, 19 Ioan Jones, 20 Ben Williams, 21 Brychan Wood, 22 Llewellyn Hawkes, 23 Khalifa Al Muflahi

Referee – Mr. Ben Breakspear (Abercynon)

Remaining Fixtures

Neath’s final home game against RGC next Saturday (April 20) is “Community Day” and will be an occasion for all the family with FREE entry for all.

Gates will open at 12.30 for women’s rugby with the Neath Panthers and there will be a food fair and entertainment for all the family.

Saturday     April 20     RGC                                              Home          2.30pm

Saturday     April  27     Carmarthen Quins                          Away          2.30pm