Following their keenly-contested win over Narberth last week, Neath visit Trebanos on Saturday (kick off 2.30pm).
Trebanos have yet to win this season having lost in a demanding start to Cardiff Metropolitan, Ystalyfera, Cross Keys and Pontypool but Neath will not be under-estimating them in any way and coach Patrick Horgan says, “We have never had an easy time there in the league and it will be no different on Saturday.
“We have ground to make up on Pontypool so we need to focus from the start and get our game running accurately and smoothly.”
As usual, Neath make squad changes with last week’s finishers full back Jon Bayliss, scrum-half Nicky Griffiths, hooker Josh Clark and lock Ioan Jones starting and centre Sean Wilcox, wing Ryan Griffiths, prop Jonny Thomas, and back rower Carwyn Sion coming into the team.
Neath v Trebanos (Away)
15 Jon Bayliss ; 14 James Roberts, 13 Ryan Evans (captain), 12 Sean Wilcox, 11 Ryan Griffiths; 10 Steff Williams, 9 Nicky Griffiths; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Josh Clark, 3 Jonny Thomas; 4 Ioan Jones, 5 Jon Barley; 6 Carwyn Sion, 8 David Griggs, 7 Owain Morgan
Replacements – 16 Evan Kneath, 17 Tim Ryan, 18 Matthew Davies, 19 Jay Weaver, 20 Ben Atkins
Referee – Mr. Lewis Harrison (Vale of Glamorgan)
Forthcoming Fixtures :-
* Tonna have called off next week’s scheduled game due to a heavy fixture-list and injuries.
Sat. Oct. 22 Beddau Home 2.30pm League
Sat. Oct. 29 Tata Steel Away 2.30pm League