Steelmen Challenge Next

Team of take on the Steelmen
1 Rhys Thomas 2 Greg George 3 Ryan Thomas 4 Jake Baker 5 Ashleigh Hyndman 6 Joel James 7 Nathan Hart (c) 8 Tom Phillips 9 Declan Smith 10 Ioan Hughes 11 Liam Hutchings 12 Jonny Lewis 13 Ryan Davies 14 Tom Rogers 15 Kalum Evans 16 Rhys Cherry 17 Callum Williams 18 Liam Tobias 19 Elliott Rees 20 Joseph Miles 21 Gareth George 22 Oliver Reyland 23 Leon Randell

On Saturday we travel up the heads of the valleys to Eugene Cross Park to take on Ebbw Vale in our next Principality Premiership league encounter. The boys followed up their win over Bridgend with an excellent performance at Neath last Friday evening and will go into this game with renewed confidence. Yes, it will be a big ask to go to Ebbw & get a result – play to our strengths, keep a disciplined approach and the team can upset the odds!
Our opponents are having a very good season. They climbed up to fourth in the Premiership after securing an excellent win over Cardiff last weekend coming from behind with the winning drop goal slotted very late on. They led the league in the early months winning seven games on the bounce including a big win over us in the first game of the season. In recent weeks, they’ve got back to winning ways having had a bit of a blip in late Oct, early Nov by earning wins over the Quins & Bargoed. They will be tough to beat but our recent results have improved a lot so I’m sure the boys will be looking forward to this challenge.

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TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3