It’s another foray into the capital for Pat McGee’s troops this week as the team heads to another newly promoted team in the shape of Rumney RFC (Hartland Road, Riverside Park, Llanrumney, CF3 4JL).
This is believed to be the first ever meeting between the two clubs.
Rumney have got off to a good start in the Championship East and currently are in 6th position in the table, one place higher than ourselves due to a slightly superior points scored difference. After a tough opening game at Bargoed where they were defeated 52-25, they have won their following three games recording a home win at home to Penallta (43-17) and an away win at Glamorgan Wanderers (11-19). In the Championship Cup last week, they came away from Treorchy with a 41 points to 12 win.
We can expect another tough game. Reflecting on last week’s game at St Peter’s Head Coach Pat McGee said ‘Another solid performance, we know where we need to improve from Saturday and have worked hard in these areas. We cannot fault our effort at present but need to be more clinical in games.’
There are a few changes from the team that won at St Peter’s last time out. Rhys Jones and Liam Jenkins picked up an injury, so Lucas Weeks starts at blindside flanker and Jack Guy starts on the left wing with Aaron Billingham returning on the opposite flank in place of Owain Jones. Jo Hole has received a suspension of three matches following his sending off three weeks ago.
Ben Drew also picked up an injury last week and is replaced by Brynley Toms on permit from Cardiff RFC. Jak Robbins as scrum half replacement and Gethin Coleman as Utility Back complete the changes on the bench.
The line-up in full is:
- Hamish Anderson, 14. Aaron Billingham, 13. Adam Williams, 12. Sam Davies, 11. Jack Guy, 10. James Dixon, 9. Jacob Wright; 1. Ryan Thomas, 2. Lewis Crane, 3. Rhys Hutcherson, 4. Tom Chapman, 5. Harry Oliver, 6. Lucas Weeks, 7. Rhys Morgans, 8. Dale Rogers ©.
- Brynley Toms, 17. William Oliver, 18. Ioan Hill, 19. Jak Robbins, 20. Gethin Coleman.
The referee is Mr Jason Griffiths.