Neath are back in WRU Championship action on Saturday with a visit to Ystalyfera (kick off 2.30pm).
The Blacks earned themselves a Cup final tie against Bargoed last week with a hard-earned 25-19 win at Maesteg Quins and expect an equally as strong challenge in the Swansea Valley this week.
Neath v Ystalyfera (Away)
15 Iestyn Morgan; 14 Jonny Bayliss, 13 Aaron Bramwell (captain), 12 David Langdon, 11 Louis Rees; 10 Steff Williams, 9 Macauley Griffiths; 1 Huw Wilkes, 2 Sion Crocker, 3 Tim Ryan; 4 Sam Langford, 5 Jacob Blackmore; 6 Alun Jones, 8 Scott Hicks, 7 Owain Morgan
Replacements :- 16 Josh Clark, 17 Gareth Lloyd, 18 Emyr Williams, 19 Elis Horgan, 20 Iwan Johnes
Referee – Mr. Simon Mills (Burry Port)
Neath first played Ystayfera in the opening game of the 1908/09 season on September 5 at The Gnoll, Neath winning 25-5, centre Frank Rees scoring the first try of the new campaign on his way to a hat-trick, Bill Sandham getting a couple, Dick Hughes and Bill Jones one each with Jack Phillips converting two.
The Blacks followed up by winning 22-6 in 1909/10 too through tries by Gwilym Jones (2), Shon Evans, Arthur Williams, Tom Davies and Tom Reason. Then the First World War intervened until more modern times !
NEATH RFC – NEXT CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURE
Sat. March 26 Beddau Home K.O. 2.30pm
WRU CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL
Latest news from the WRU is that teams will learn TOMORROW (FRIDAY) when, where and at what time the final will be !!
As soon as we hear the news, it will appear on our web-site so keep an eye out.