All Whites Challenge First Up

We start the new Premiership season with a local derby against the All Whites in St Helens this coming Saturday. Kick off is 2.30pm, it should be a cracking game so we look forward to seeing you in Swansea.
It’s very much all change at Llanelli RFC, quite a number of boys with us last year have moved on to other clubs – we wish them all well. We’ve brought in a lot of new players into the squad who are no doubt delighted & itching to put the shirt on and represent this famous club of ours.
New players include
Zac Chambers – wing/centre
Rhys Cherry – hooker – played a few times last year on permit from Waunarlwydd
Ed Couzens – 2nd row ex Trebanos
Lewis Davies – Prop, previously with Narberth
3 boys have transferred in from Championship side Tata, Bleddyn Davies (Centre), Steffan Davies (Scrum Half), Jacob Lewis (back row)
Gareth Harvard (tight head) played numerous times for us in recent seasons on permit from Felinfoel, now registered with Llanelli.
Elis Hopkins – Back row ex Cross Keys
Tadhg McGuckin – No10 ex Maesteg Quins
Iwan Temblett (Scrum Half) formerly with Trebanos, Aberavon & Ospreys Acedemy
Gruffydd Williams a student at Swansea Uni.
Eray Wilson (wing) ex Felifoel

Our new medical team are working with a couple of lads who have short term injuries but all being well they’ll be up & running quite soon. One stalwart, Ash Hyndman is waiting for a shoulder operation, we wish him well and look forward to seeing him back on the pitch as soon as.

The regional A side will also be playing this weekend and a few of our boys are involved in that fixture so our matchday squad on Saturday will include a few boys coming in on permit from local clubs.

So, onto the matchday squad to face the All Whites
1 Craig Thomas 2 Greg George 3 Gareth Harvard 4 Matthew Donohoe 5 Ed Couzens 6 Sion Jones 7 Nathan Hart 8 Elis Hopkins 9 Steffan Davies 10 Tadhg McGuckin 11 Liam Hutchins 12 Johnny Lewis (c) 13 Bleddyn Davies 14 Rhydian Williams 15 Ashley Sutton. 16 Rhys Cherry 17 Dylan Lawley 18 Adam Thomas 19 Joe Williams 20 Josh Weeds 21 Griff Williams 22 Tom Williams 23 Zac Chambers

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Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6