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
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19