Ebbw host Bridgend Ravens this Saturday as afternoon rugby returns to the CiNER GLASS Community Stadium. Both sides will be eager to get the win, the hosts aiming to make it three in a row for the first time this season whilst Bridgend will be hoping to make amends after a 50-point walloping last week at the hands of Pontypridd.
Bridgend have won just once this season, against a strong RGC side just a few weeks ago, and so Jason and the lads will be aware of the threats they bring and will want to utilise a strong crowd to boost them to victory.
“Whenever you’ve got good support, the main part of that is the team needs to do that on the pitch. Ebbw Vale will always get good crowds, but that’s up to us to get the crowd back here and supporting, not up to them,” said Jason.
The players will be rested and U20s will have returned from injury, so there will be a full squad to choose from barring a few names.
“Ten days recovery is needed by the players. We’ll have the weekend off and then back in Tuesday and Thursday. We just needed to get our process and attitude process; nothing is about the opposition at the moment,” added Chippy.
Ebbw currently sit ninth, but a win could see them climb as high as seventh. Bridgend sit at the foot of the table but need just two points to get off the bottom.
The last time the sides met was in December 2019, Bridgend taking the spoils at Eugene Cross Park that afternoon, 18-15. Let’s hope the result proves different this weekend and let’s make the Ravens #FEELTHESTEEL!!!!
Supporters can buy match tickets in advance here: https://www.evrfc.co.uk/product/indigo-welsh-premiership-saturday-26th-march-bridgend/
By Rob Rees