Team news for Friday evening’s fixture at Pontypool

It’s the biggest game of the season this Friday as Bedwas head to table topping Pontypool for a game that was originally scheduled to take place in November but was postponed due to Cup fixtures involving both sides.

Pontypool will remain favourites to win the promotion back to the Premiership but Bedwas look forward to the challenge they present and will be hoping to upset the apple cart.

There are a few changes to the Bedwas side that last played at Ystalyfera 13 days ago. In the back line James Hallett returns at full back and Owain Keane starts at scrum half. Adam Williams comes in on the bench to cover unavailability of others. Up front Tom Devine starts at loose head prop with Dale Rogers leading the side from hooker. Gareth Allen returns from the injury he picked up at Maesteg Quins in early December to partner Craig Hudd in the second row.

The full twenty selected is: 15. James Hallett, 14. George Collins, 13. Matthew Williams, 12. Lewis Bowden, 11. Jordan Rees, 10. Dion McIntosh, 9. Owain Keane; 1. Tom Devine, 2. Dale Rogers ©, 3. Kelvyn Williams, 4. Craig Hudd, 5. Gareth Allen, 6. James Richards, 7. Owen Jones, 8. Jonathan Armitage

Replacements: 16. Lewis Davies, 17. Rhys Hutcherson, 18. Mike Dacey, 19. Rory Harries, 20. Adam Williams.

Those supporters who are not travelling to Pontypool may wish to note that Bedwas RFC is hosting the Dewer Shield fixture between Pontypool School and Newport Schools at Under 15 level, kick-off 7-00pm.

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Pontypool 16 16 0 0 746 136 78
Bargoed 15 13 1 1 623 125 68
Bedwas 14 11 0 3 420 184 55
Cardiff Metropolitan University 16 11 1 4 446 372 53
Neath 14 7 0 7 274 299 36
Glamorgan Wanderers 16 8 0 8 233 340 35
Narberth 14 7 1 6 312 282 35
Maesteg Harlequins 16 8 0 8 235 370 34
Cross Keys 15 7 0 8 284 375 33
Ystrad Rhondda 15 6 0 9 254 329 30
Beddau 16 4 0 12 220 505 19
Trebanos 15 2 2 11 172 326 17
Tata Steel 16 2 1 13 232 521 15
Ystalyfera 16 2 0 14 204 491 13