Sept 1st: Ebbw Vale 6 Pontypridd 17

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Sept 1st: Ebbw Vale 6 Pontypridd 17

No report is available for this match.

Pre-match posting as follows:

Lee Davies rings the changes for Ebbw’s first home game of the Principality campaign against Pontypridd on Friday night.
While Ebbw were winning at Bargoed last Saturday, Ponty lost at home to Bedwas, but will be keen to repeat last season’s success at ECP.
Lee said, “We are keen to build on last week’s winning start with an improved performance against Pontypridd.

Pontypridd always has a personal feel for me as many of the boys I have coached through Coleg y Cymoedd now play at the club, also my good friend and colleague Gareth Wyatt coaches the team. So staff room bragging rights are at stake!

As a management team we have picked a team we feel can execute the game plan to get the result on Friday evening. Again we have given boys an opportunity to show they’re quality and capable of playing at this level. We welcome player/coach Ashley Sweet into the starting line up. Joining him is Ebbw Vale former player Dorian Jones, who is hugely passionate about the club and I am sure will give his all for the cause.
These boys are joined by Dragons academy players Will Talbot Davies and Tom Hoppe who will play his first game for the club. Good luck Tom.

We are confident in an improved performance on Friday evening and hope you can join us for what I am sure will be an exciting fixture.”

The Steelmen line up is: Dan Haymond, Steffan Thomas, Srdan Majkic, Dom Franchi, Will Talbot-Davies; Dorian Jones, Dai Jones; Joel Harries, Joe Franchi, Rob Sevenoaks; Kristian Parker, Ashley Sweet; Rhys Clarke, Ronny Kynes, Cameron Regan. Bench: Will Haly, Ian George, Dean Brooker, Jon Davies, Owen Jones, Carl Lewis, Dai Langdon, Tom Hoppe.

Ross Jones and Lewis Dennet are named as “travelling reserves”. Lance Randall is unavailable and Toby Fricker has not recovered from a dead leg.

Admission, as for all home Premiership matches, will be £12 (£8 concessions).

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