Llanelli side to take on Llandovery

Llanelli head to Llandovery’s Church Bank on Saturday on the hunt for the first win of the Indigo Group Premiership Cup season.

With defeats to Aberavon and Bridgend in the opening two rounds, Llanelli will be keen to mark their first victory this weekend in their first West Wales derby of the season.

Llandovery on the other hand have enjoyed a winning start to their campaign, notching up solid victories over Swansea and Carmarthen Quins.

Paul Fisher’s side narrowly lost to Bridgend at Parc y Scarlets last weekend, missing out on a victory after a frantic final few minutes.

Speaking on his side’s team selection Fisher said: “There were parts of last weekend’s performance that we were really pleased with, we saw improvement in certain areas from the game against Aberavon the week before.

“We were disappointed with the result but essentially our ill-discipline and missed opportunities allowed Bridgend back in to the game.”

He went on to say; “Llandovery are good team that have been together for a long time. We know it’s going to be a difficult challenge. We’ve asked the boys this week to take ownership around discipline and we’ve prepared for the potential bad weather conditions.

“We’ve put a game-plan in place that we feel will challenge them on their own patch.”

Llanelli team to take on Llandovery at Church Bank, Saturday 2nd October, kick-off 2.30pm;

15 Eray Wilson, 14 Amir Jiwa Walji, 13 Joe Roberts, 12 Ryan Davies, 11 Harrison Button, 10 Ioan Hughes (c), 9 Ifan Beynon Thomas, 1 Sam O’Connor, 2 Rhys Cherry, 3 Alex Jeffries, 4 Ashleigh Hyndman, 5 Ed Couzens, 6 Ellis Thomas, 7 Caine Rees Jones, 8 Elis Hopkins

Replacements; 16 Dylan Lawley, 17 Morgan MacRae, 18 Lewis Davies, 19 Jack Solomon, 20 Sam Martin, 21 Archie Hughes, 22 Josh Phillips, 23 Tristan James

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 11 9 0 2 374 210 46
Newport 11 9 0 2 337 214 45
Aberavon 11 7 0 4 322 243 37
Llandovery 11 6 0 5 303 287 31
RGC 1404 11 6 0 5 286 244 31
Merthyr 11 5 0 6 329 294 31
Pontypridd 11 7 0 4 239 259 30
Carmarthen Quins 11 6 0 5 232 254 30
Bridgend Ravens 11 4 0 7 186 276 18
Swansea 11 3 0 8 212 269 18
Ebbw Vale 11 3 0 8 157 263 14
Llanelli 11 1 0 10 189 353 10