Llanelli team to face Merthyr

Llanelli head to The Wern on Saturday to take on Dale McIntosh’s Merthyr side, just days after the announcement that the coaching set-up under his leadership will step down at the end of this season.

Newport continued their winning run, currently six from six, in the Indigo Premiership last weekend but a determined effort, and a desire to stay in the game until the bitter end, saw Llanelli come away with a try bonus.

The all-important point sees Llanelli move to ninth position in the table, however Swansea, Ebbw Vale and Bridgend Ravens who make up the lower third of the table all have a game in hand.

Merthyr, currently fifth, are hot on the heels of Carmarthen Quins and RGC who are only two and three points ahead, respectively.

Llanelli team to face Merthyr at The Wern, Saturday 11th March, kick-off 2.30pm;

15 Ioan Hughes, 14 Amir Jiwa-Walji, 13 Tomos Davies, 12 Iwan Evans, 11 Harrison Button, 10 Josh Phillips, 9 Luke Davies, 1 Sam O’Connor, 2 Llew Phillips-Taylor, 3 Rhys Davies, 4 Sam Martin, 5 Ashleigh Hyndman, 6 Ryan Thomas, 7 Ellis Thomas, 8 Nathan Hart (c)

Replacements; 16 Rhys Cherry, 17 Thomas Zoogah, 18 Richard Bassett, 19 Jack Soloman, 20 Dylan Lawley, 21 Ifan Beynon-Thomas, 22 Jonny Lewis, 23 Rhodri Jones

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