The Ebbw Vale squad for Saturday’s visit to Sardis Road, kicking off at 2pm , has been announced by Head Coach, Nigel Davies and shows 5 changes from last week.
15 Christopher Levesley, 14 David Williams, 13 Dominic Franchi, 12 Adam Jones, 11 Ryan Gardner; 10 David Langdon, 9 Christopher Thomas; 1 Ross Jones, 2 Mathew Williams, 3 Gethin Robinson; 4 Damien Hudd (Captain), 5 Ashley Sweet; 6 Luke Crocker, 7 Ronny Kynes, 8 Harrison Keddie.
Bench: 16 Joseph Franchi, 17 Ian George, 18 Lloyd Bridges, 19 Rhys Clarke, 20 Ethan Doyle, 21 Tom Edwards, 22 Iain Smerdon, 23 Nathan Preece.
You can catch highlights of last Saturday’s matchday on our youtube challenge here.
Ebbw Vale’s away fixture with Pontypridd on Saturday will now kick off at 2pm. We received a request for the alteration from Pontypridd today, Wednesday, and are pleased to accommodate them.
The Steelmen 23 for Saturday’s home match against Carmarthen has been announced, and contains several changes from last week with Dan Haymond, Jordan Howells, Chris Thomas, Ian George and Luke Crocker coming in to the starting line-up.
15 Daniel Haymond, 14 David Williams, 13 Jordan Howells, 12 Adam Jones, 11 Ryan Gardner; 10 Iain Smerdon, 9 Christ Thomas; 1 Ian George, 2 Mathew Williams, 3 Gethin Robinson; 4 Damien Hudd (Captain), 5 Ashley Sweet; 6 Luke Crocker, 7 Ronny Kynes, 8 Ethan Doyle. Bench: 16 Joseph Franchi, 17 Ross Jones, 18 Lloyd Bridges, 19 Joseph Bartlett, 20 Edward Morris, 21 Tom Edwards, 22 David Langdon,
23 Chris Levesley
Lloyd Bridges is on permit from Penallta and Ed Morris is on permit from Glamorgan Wanderers. Thanks to both clubs for their cooperation.
The Ebbw squad has been training hard this week, determined to give a much better account of themselves than they did at Llanelli last week. You can see what they’ve been up to here.
Head Coach Nigel Davies has named his match day 23 for the Steelmen’s visit to his old club, Llanelli on Saturday afternoon. Remember that this is a 12:30 kick off. Chris Levesley makes his first start at full back and Dominic Franchi has recovered from the injury he picked up at Llandovery to partner Adam Jones in the centre. Up front, Cameron Regan and Ashley Sweet return.
Chris Levesley; David Williams, Dominic Franchi, Adam Jones, Ryan Gardner; Iain Smerdon, Tom Edwards; Ross Jones, Mathew Williams, Gethin Robinson; Damien Hudd (capt), Ashley Sweet; Cameron Regan, Ronny Kynes, Ethan Doyle. Bench: Joseph Franchi, Ian George, Robert Sevenoaks, Harrison Keddie, Luke Crocker, Chris Thomas, Steffan Jones, DanHaymond.
Ebbw won 51-0 at Parc-y-Scarlets in April but Llanelli have improved since then and were big winners over Neath last week. The Steelmen will be keen to put things right after last week’s narrow defeat to Cross Keys.
Ebbw’s match at Parc-y-Scarlets this Saturday will kick off at 12:30 pm. This will enable people travelling to the game from Ebbw Vale to have enough time to return to EVRFC for big screen coverage of the Wales v South Africa Rugby World Cup quarter final, which kicks off at 4pm.
Club Secretary Ian James said, “We really have to thank the management at Llanelli RFC, and the match officials of course, in agreeing to our proposed kick off time change.”
The Steelmen 23 to take on Cross Keys at Eugene Cross Park on Saturday afternoon, kicking off at 1:30 pm, shows several changes from last week. Adam Jones makes his first start of the season at centre, as does Ryan Gardner on the wing, while Rob Seveonaks gets the nod at tight head and Rhys Clarke steps in for the injured Ashley Sweet.
15 Daniel Haymond, 14 David Williams, 13 Nathan Preece, 12 Adam Jones, 11 Ryan Gardner; 10 Iain Smerdon, 9 Thomas Edwards; 1 Ross Jones, 2 Mathew Williams, 3 Robert Sevenoaks; 4 Damien Hudd (captain), 5 Rhys Clarke; 6 Harrison Keddie,
7 Ronny Kynes, 8 Ethan Doyle. Bench: 16 Joe Franchi, 17 Ian George, 18 Gethin Robinson, 19 Joe Bartlett, 20 Luke Crocker, 21 Chris Thomas, 22 Jordan Howells,
23 Chris Levesley.
If you missed Saturday’s home win over Cardiff (it was 34-22 in case you haven’t heard) there’s a chance to catch up with a flavour of the whole matchday experience, including plenty of on-field action, on our very own youtube TV channel. If you were there, why not relive the memories?
Click on this link to go to EVRFC TV.
Ebbw Vale entertain old friends and rivals Cross Keys next Saturday afternoon, October 10th.
Make a note of the early start though – the game will kick off at 1:30 pm, because of the Wales v Australia match later on that day. Set your alarm!
Ebbw are ready to welcome Cardiff to Eugene Cross Park on Saturday afternoon, determined to put behind them last week’s reverse at Llandovery.
The team is: 15 Daniel Haymond, 14 David Williams, 13 Jordan Howells, 12 Nathan Preece, 11 Thomas Watkins; 10 Iain Smerdon, 9 Thomas Edwards; 1 Ross Jones, 2 Mathew Williams, 3 Gethin Robinson; 4 Damien Hudd (captain), 5 Ashley Sweet; 6 Harrison Keddie, 7 Ronny Kynes, 8 Ethan Doyle. Bench: 16 Joseph Franchi, 17 Ian George, 18 Robert Sevenoaks, 19 Joseph Bartlett, 20 Rhys Clarke, 21 Christopher Thomas, 22 Chris Levesley, 23 Steffan Jones.
You can take a look at the Steelmen’s preparations in training this week on EVRFC TV.