Match Preview v Newport RFC

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Match Preview v Newport RFC

Ebbw Vale RFC return to action tomorrow against Newport RFC at Newport Stadium with a 2.30pm kick off.

The Steelmen will be looking to return to winning ways in the Gwent Derby  against Newport RFC following their defeat in their last outing to Pontypool RFC.

Jason Strange has made several changes to the team that faced Pontypool and will be delighted with the return of both Joe Franchi and Harry Rees-Weldon to the starting lineup after injury. In the backs, the only change sees Carrick Mcdonough move to full back with the return of Harry Rees-Weldon on the wing. While upfront, it a new look back row with Kobi Rees and Alex Howes making their first starts of the season alongside Cameron Regan.

The full Ebbw Vale squad is as follows:

15 Carrick Mcdonough 14 Harry Rees-Weldon 13 Ethan Phillips 12 Dom Franchi 11 Jordan Thomas 10 Evan Lloyd 9 Jon Evans

1 Morgan Davies 2 Joe Franchi (CAPT) 3 Adam Court 4 Dylan Bartlett 5 Curtis Gregory 6 Cameron Regan 7 Kobi Rees 8 Alex Howes


16 Rhys Francis 17 Luke Garrett 18 Harry Drane 19 Jakub Malecki 20 Owen Conquer 21 Rory Harries 22 Kieran Meek 23 Lewis Young


Addicts Information

The Addicts will be providing transport to the match tomorrow. They will be leaving The Welfare at 12.30pm and will be returning from the Newport Stadium at 4.30pm.

The clubhouse at Newport Cricket Club which is adjacent to Newport Stadium will be open from 12 noon on match day for food and drink. Everyone welcome.


For those travelling by car the address for Newport stadium is:  Newport International Sports Village, Stadium Way, Newport NP19 4PT

Postcode for Satnavs NP19 4PT


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