The Steelmen welcome fellow Gwent rivals to the CiNER Glass Community Stadium on Thursday evening for a night under the lights and on TV – well, streaming online.
Newport have been perennial foes for as far back as anyone can remember, even REL! The battles may not have the international names of years gone by, but they still harvest the same intensity and passion as ever, especially with it being the only Gwent derby in the current Premiership table.
Whilst Ebbw have struggled at times this season, Newport have well and truly flourished under Tyron Morris and it’ll no doubt be an extremely tough task for Ebbw.
The Steelmen enter off a back of a postponement last weekend after inclement weather – even us up in Ebbw get that! – took the game out of our control.
Nevertheless, our last trip on to a field was a victorious one as Llanelli made the visit to Ebbw Vale.
Newport’s recent form has been some of the best in the league, winning each of their last seven games. Both sides will want to play some rugby, but with a heavy pitch underneath we could well see a forward tussle for the ages.
The last Ebbw victory between the two sides came back in March 2019, running out 31-29 winners that day at Rodney Parade.
To steal Jason’s thoughts on the times ahead, “I thought tonight was the first real sign of being near where we want our culture to be. We looked like a team that wanted to play for each other for the first time and I hope that continues into Carmarthen.”
You can purchase your tickets online here: Thursday 24th February – Newport RFC | EVRFC
You can still purchase tickets on the gate, and for anyone travelling up the valley, please be aware that the bridge just south of the ground is having repair work done and as such the tunnel underneath on the way to the ground is closed. Just go up to the town centre and cut back down Libanus Road.
We hope to see a big crowd to pack the bank and help the boys make Newport #FEELTHESTEEL