Ebbw ran in 11 tries against relegated Neath in a largely one-sided encounter at blustery Eugene Cross Park. Scorers were Dafydd Howells (2), Dawid Rubasniak (3), Lloyd Evans (2), Stefan Thomas (2) and Rhys Jones. There was also a penalty try. Rhys Jones kicked a penalty and seven conversions.
Neath’s points came from two former Steelmen as Callum Hall’s try was converted by Will Holley.
Dawid Rubasniak was named Man of the Match, while Ebbw supporters were delighted to see Joel Harries and Lance Randall return after long injuries.
Our best wishes go to Neath for a successful campaign in the Championship and a return to the Premiership before too long.
This was the Ebbw squad:
15 Dan Haymond 14 Dafydd Howells 13 Lloyd Evans 12 Dai Langdon 11 Stefan Thomas 10 Rhys Jones
9 Sam Ireland 8 Lewis Young 7 Dawid Rubasniak 6 Rhys Clarke 5 Ashley Sweet (c) 4 Kristian Parker
3 Rob Sevenoaks 2 Rhys Francis 1 Luke Garrett
16 Joe Franchi 17 Joel Harries 18 Morgan Davies 19 Lance Randall 20 Cameron Regan 21 Dai Jones
22 Matthew Flanagan 23 Luke Shore