TEAM NEWS: NEATH v YSTRAD RHONDDA (AWAY) – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 2021
After last week’s fine 19-7 win at Narberth, Neath RFC travel to Ystrad Rhondda on Saturday(kick off 2.30pm) for the second round of the second phase of the WRU Championship Cup.
Coach Pat Horgan makes several changes behind the scrum with Iestyn Morgan starting at full back, Jon Bayliss coming in on the wing and David Langdon moving back to centre with Steff Williams available again following an addition to the family last week.
Up front, Jack Powell takes over at loose-head prop, Chris Morris comes in on permit from Ammanford at hooker and David Griggs returns at No.8.
Centre Ryan Evans is honoured with the captaincy for the first time and the replacements’ bench features Gareth Lloyd, Kelvan Ashby, Ross O’Connor, Elis Horgan and Aaron Bramwell.
Neath v Ystrad Rhondda (Away)
15 Iestyn Morgan; 14 Aaron Grabham, 13 Ryan Evans (captain), 12 David Langdon, 11 Jon Bayliss; 10 Steff Williams, 9 Nicky Griffiths; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Chris Morris, 3 Tim Ryan; 4 Sam Langford, 5 Jon Barley; 6 Jacob Blackmore, 8 David Griggs, 7 Alun Jones
Replacements – 16 Gareth Lloyd, 17 Kelvan Ashby, 18 Ross O’Connor, 19 Elis Horgan, 20 Aaron Bramwell
Referee – Mr. Rhys Jones (Pencoed)
Sat. October 23rd Neath v Glamorgan Wanderers (Home) K.O. 2.30pm
Other Games coming up at The Gnoll
Wed. October 20th Neath PT College v Coleg Sir Gar K.O. 2.30pm
Mon. November 1st Neath Schools Under-15’s v Aberavon K.O. 6.00pm
Wed. November 3rd Neath PT College v Glantaf K.O. 2.30pm
Sat. November 6th Ospreys ‘A’ v Ealing Trailfinders 2nds K.O. 2.00pm
Mon. November 8th Neath Schools Under-15’s v Bridgend K.O. 6.00pm