Aaron Bramwell captains a much-changed NEATH team to take on BARGOED at THE GNOLL on FRIDAY evening (kick off 7.30pm).
Scrum-half Tom Briggs (Kenfig Hill) makes his first start while stalwart Lee Evans lines up in the second row with Rhys Morgan (Trebanos).
The bench has a nostalgic air with former Gnoll favourites Kevin James and Marc Jones helping out their old Club in its hour of need alongside Jonny Gethin (Skewen), Adam Harris (Tondu), Iwan Davies (Trebanos) and Morgan Evans (Cross Keys).
Neath coaches Simon King, Paul Williams and Paul James united in saying, “This is not about those who have gone, it is about those who have stayed. And we are certain that the passionate Gnoll crowd will demonstrate their thanks and support to these loyal lads tomorrow night. Bargoed are a good, settled side but we have a committed side who will give it everything and wear the Neath jersey with pride.”
The squad is :-
Neath v Bargoed (Home)
15 Aaron Bramwell (captain); 14 James Roberts, 13 Regan King, 12 Keiran Williams, 11 Callum Hall; 10 Gavin Evans, 9 Tom Briggs; 1 Ben Uphill, 2 Sion Crocker, 3 Tyla Murvai; 4 Lee Evans, 5 Rhys Morgan; 6 Elis Hopkins, 8 Leon Ward, 7 Ceri White Replacements : 16 Marc Jones, 17 Garin Lloyd, 18 Jonny Gethin, 19 Adam Harris, 20 Iwan Davies, 21 Morgan Evans, 22 Kevin James, 23 Ian Ellis