2016/2017 Principality Premiership
Bedwas 20 v 40 Merthyr
25 February 2017 - Bridge Field, Bedwas

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Bedwas hoping to be more clinical

Bedwas hope to bounce back following last week’s cup defeat as once again we welcome Merthyr RFC to the Bridgefield.

Steve Law commented - “I was bitterly disappointed with last week’s result. We created enough chances to win the game which unusually for us we did not take. Merthyr were more clinical on the day and deserved their cup success but I am hoping we will more clinical in this match. Last week’s encounter was a competitive affair, but this is a different competition on a different day; I am looking for our boys to make amends.”

Law makes one change to the backs which started last week with Pat Lewis replacing Rory Budina. Up front Rhys Hutcherson starts at hooker, backed up by Darran Harris from the Dragons. James Thomas starts at blindside flanker with Andrew Waite moving to the bench. The Army’s James S Dixon comes in on the replacements bench and Ross Wardle makes his keenly anticipated Bedwas comeback with a place on the bench.

The full twenty three man squad is:

15. Aaron Bramwell, 14. Pat Lewis, 13. Adam Williams, 12. Mike Callow, 11. Matthew John, 10. Richard Powell, 9. Nicky Griffiths©; 1. Dan Preece, 2. Rhys Hutcherson, 3. Matthew Pettit, 4. Geraint Edmunds, 5. Joe Davies, 6. James Thomas, 7. George Lee, 8. Robson Blake.


16. Brynley Toms, 17. Darran Harris, 18. Chris Budgen, 19. James Richards, 20. Andrew Waite, 21. Tom Rowlands, 22. James S. Dixon, 23. Ross Wardle.