Team news for the Ben Francis Cup tie at Pontypool United

Bedwas travel to Pontypool United RFC (Memorial Ground, Conway Road, Pontypool, NP4 6HL) for a Ben Francis Cup tie on Friday evening (29 October 7-15pm k.o). This is the first time Bedwas have entered this competition for a number of years, so all are looking forward to playing at a ground that is new to us.

This being a cup competition allows Head Coach Stefan Sankala to name a twenty-three man squad, therefore there are a few changes to this week’s line up.

Outside half Matty Bancroft takes the captain’s armband for the first time.

There is a potential debut for Matthew Isles from the bench, the full twenty-three being: –

  1. Liam C. Jenkins, 14. Josh Edwards, 13. Dafydd Thomas, 12. Lewis Bowden, 11. Aaron Billingham, 10. Matty Bancroft (C), 9. Liam Herdman; 1. Ben Drew, 2. Mike Dacey, 3. Kalum Phillips, 4. Harry Oliver, 5. Ben Sier, 6. Cai James, 7. Rhys Jones, 8. Alex Bourne.

Replacements: 16. Liam Jenkins, 17. Matthew Isles, 18. Rhys Hutcherson, 19. Adam Young, 20. Matthew Bovington, 21. Sam Davies, 22. Matthew Williams, 23. Alec Jones