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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3