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 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