Next up: Stefan Sankala brings his Ystrad Rhondda side to Bedwas.


Buoyed by their victory at Treorchy last Saturday it’s another tough fixture this week for Bedwas RFC as we welcome current league leaders Ystrad Rhondda RFC to the Bridgefield. We are looking forward to welcoming back our former Head Coach Stefan Sankala who took over at the visitors in the close season.

Bedwas Head Coach Pat McGee said ‘The boys have trained well all week. We are looking forward to the visit of Stef and Ystrad Rhondda. There will be a warm welcome for Stef who was a big part of Bedwas RFC’

There are a few changes to the Bedwas line-up.

Rhys Morgans returns from injury and starts at open side flanker with Dale Rogers on the opposite flank and Tom Chapman moving to lock forward. Lewis David who impressed on his debut last week on permit from Whiteheads RFC continues at Number 8. Ben Drew starts at loose head prop with Ryan Thomas moving the bench.

Aaron Billingham has recovered from injury and comes in on the  left wing with Hamish Anderson moving to the right wing in place of Liam Jenkins who is on the bench.

On the replacement bench hooker Arwel Hughes returns from an overseas trip and utility back Morgan Winstone also returns from injury.

The full line up is:
15. Lloyd Wilkins, 14. Hamish Anderson, 13. Adam Williams, 12. Lewis Bowden, 11. Aaron Billingham, 10. James Dixon, 9. Jak Robbins; 1. Ben Drew, 2. Lewis Crane, 3. Rhys Hutcherson, 4. Tom Chapman, 5. Harry Oliver, 6. Dale Rogers ©, 7. Rhys Morgans, 8. Lewis David.

Replacements:

  1. Ryan Thomas, 17. Arwel Hughes, 18. Jo Hole, 19. Liam Jenkins, 20. Morgan Winstone.

As part of the players efforts to raise money for Prostate Cancer (Wales) we will be holding a bucket collection for this worthy charity. Please give as generously as you are able.