TEAM NEWS: TATA STEEL v NEATH (Away) – Saturday 29th October – 2:30pm KO
WRU Championship leaders Neath visit Tata Steel on Saturday (kick off 2.30pm).
Although Neath have visited Tata before, it will be their first league visit to the Margam-based club as the two previous meetings were at The Gnoll in Covid-affected seasons.
Tata have re-gathered their forces and last week did well at Trebanos where they led late into the game – so the Blacks will not be under-estmating the challenge that awaits them.
Neath have some key players back among a handful of changes for the game. Skipper Ryan Evans is away on a school trip so Jonny Bayliss teams up with Sean Wilcox at centre while Jay Weaver takes over at scrum-half.
Up front, Neath are reinforced by prop Gareth Lloyd, hooker Josh Clark, lock Sam Martin and back rower Morgan Kneath. Flanker Owain Morgan captains the side.
Neath v Tata Steel (Away)
15 Lewis Evans; 14 Ryan Griffiths, 13 Jonny Bayliss, 12 Sean Wilcox, 11 Aled Brew; 10 Steff Williams, 9 Jay Weaver; 1 Gareth Lloyd, 2 Josh Clark, 3 Tim Ryan; 4 Sam Martin, 5 Jon Barley; 6 Jacob Blackmore, 8 Morgan Kneath, 7 Owain Morgan (captain)
Replacements – 16 Sion Crocker, 17 Morgan Thomas, 18 Ioan Jones, 19 Macauley Griffiths, 20 Ben Atkins
Referee – Mr. Aaron Parry (Pontypool)
Forthcoming Fixtures :-
Sat. Nov. 12 Cardiff Metropolitan Home 2.30pm League
Fri, Nov 18 Brynamman Away 7.15pm 125th Anniversary