Team News for Saturdays trip to Cross Keys

Bedwas play their final WRU Challenge Cup group game on Saturday and make a visit to one of our closest rivals Cross Keys, the game at Pandy Park kicking off at 2-30pm.

There are a few tweaks to last weeks team with club captain Craig Hudd back in the second row after recovering from his injury sustained in a training match in Merthyr. Otherwise the forwards are unchanged.

Behind the scrum Dafydd Thomas moves onto the right wing in place of Alec Jones, Lewis Bowden comes in at inside centre with Matt Willims moving to outside centre. New recruit (on permit from Bedlinog RFC) Sam Davies makes his debut at full back.

On the bench are prop forward Liam Jenkins continues on permit from Bedlinog RFC, Rhys Hutcherson and Dion McIntosh come in replacing Mike Dacey and back three player Liam Jenkins.

The starting fifteen is:
15. Sam Davies, 14. Dafydd Thomas, 13. Matthew Williams, 12. Lewis Bowden, 11. Josh Edwards, 10. Matty Bancroft, 9. Rory Harries, 1. Ben Drew, 2. Dale Rogers, 3. Kalum Phillips, 4. Gareth Allen, 5. Craig Hudd (Captain), 6. Ben Sier, 7. Owen Jones, 8. Alex Bourne

Replacements:  16. Liam Jenkins, 17. Rhys Hutcherson, 18. Matthew Bovington, 19. Rhys Morgans, 20. Dion McIntosh.