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Neath RFC

Neath play their first home game in this season’s Indigo Premiership when they host Carmarthen Quins at The Gnoll (kick off 2.30pm).

Last week Quins suffered a home defeat (31-55) to champions Llandovery but had the satisfaction of scoring four tries so Neath know they will need to be at their best.

Ryan Evans will captain a Neath side which features four changes from the side which battled hard against the odds in a 14-27 defeat at Aberavon last Saturday evening.

Into the team come winger Josh Congreve who scored in each of Neath’s three pre-season games and Joe Hutchings is on the other flank which he occupied for most of last week’s game after Ryan Griffiths was concussed and whence he scored a try.

Two changes up front see hooker Chris Morris replace the injured Sion Crocker and young flanker Fletcher Barry comes in after impressing in pre-season. Macauley Griffiths and Aaron Bramwell are on the replacements’ bench.

Neath v Carmarthen Quins (Home)

15 Lewis Evans; 14 Josh Congreve, 13 Ryan Evans (captain), 12 Kieran Charles, 11 Joe Hutchings; 10 Kristian Jones, 9 Elis Horgan; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Chris Morris, 3 Gareth Lloyd; 4 Cai Arnold, 5 Jacob Blackmore; 6 Fletcher Barry, 8 Morgan Kneath, 7 Ben Williams

Replacements : 16 Elis Hopkins, 17 Evan Kneath, 18 Tim Ryan, 19 Ioan Jones, 20  Carwyn Sion, 21 Fergus Kneath, 22 Macauley Griffiths, 23 Aaron Bramwell

Referee – Mr. Gareth Newman (Abergavenny)

September Fixtures

Thu.  Sept. 14     Merthyr                                        Away

Sat.   Sept. 23     Ebbw Vale (Cup)                             Home

Sat.   Sept. 30     Pontypridd                                    Home


Supporter Information

Supporters are advised to arrive at the ground early to collect season tickets, be mindful of the extreme heat and note that :-

  • Turnstiles at the Town End will open at 1.30pm
  • Programmes on sale inside the gates (only £2)
  • Refreshments available inside the ground.

Hospitality News

We are delighted to announce that HAYDEN PUGH is our guest speaker for Saturday’s clash v Carmarthen Quins RFC.

Haydn was a key player during Neath’s Swalec Cup win in 2008/09
and the league double in 2009/10

(Season Ticket holders £15)

To order hospitality tickets – see details below: 

Call 07873 787414 or email

You can also book online via:

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