Team news for Saturday’s cup game

Bedwas head to St Peters RFC (Minster Road, Cardiff, CF23 5AS) this Saturday for a WRU Challenge Cup fixture. Another closely fought fixture is anticipated and Bedwas will need to continue their recent good form to progress to Round 2 as the hosts will be looking to gain revenge for last week’s defeat.

Ahead of the game Bedwas backs coach Bobby Andrews said ‘We are expecting another tough encounter this week after last week’s close game. We have had a really productive week in training with lots of boys sticking their hands up for selection. Hopefully that transfers to Saturday and we get a good performance.’

This being a cup fixture allows the coaches to name a 23 man squad.

We are pleased to welcome back Harry Oliver who has been providing injury cover for Cardiff RFC. Ioan Hill who took the field as a replacement against Cardiff Met two weeks ago has now transferred to Bedwas and we also welcome Will Oliver brother of Harry.

Other changes see Lewis Crane starting at hooker, and recalls for Owain Jones and Liam Jenkins on the wings, Jacob Wright at scrum half, Sam Davies at inside centre, and Rhys Morgans at openside flanker.

The full twenty-three is:

  1. Hamish Anderson, 14. Liam Jenkins, 13. Adam Williams, 12. Sam Davies, 11. Owain Jones, 10. James Dixon, 9. Jacob Wright; 1. Ryan Thomas, 2. Lewis Crane, 3. Rhys Hutcherson, 4. Harry Oliver, 5. Tom Chapman, 6. Rhys Jones, 7. Rhys Morgans, 8. Dale Rogers ©

Replacements: 16. Ben Drew, 17. Arwel Hughes, 18. Ioan Hill, 19. Lucas Weeks, 20. Jordan Hole, 21. Will Oliver, 22. Jack Guy, 23. Aaron Billingham.

Match referee is Mr John Darcy.