Following last week’s morale boosting victory against Bridgend Bedwas head to Neath in good heart for another ‘must win’ game if relegation is to be avoided. With Bridgend who host Llanelli on Saturday evening live on S4C being the teams together with Bedwas who are in the 11th to 13th positions in the lower reaches of the Premier Division and who avoids the drop is likely to see a few changes as we reach the climax of the season. Each side will be battling it out in what looks as though the battle could go to the wire.
On the field Bedwas field much the same side as last week. The front row sees changes at prop as Sam Cochrane and Rhys Hutcherson swap bemch for starting positions otherwise the forwards remain unchanged but behind there are two changes. Lewis Bowden comes in at inside centre and Deon Smith on permit from the Dragons Academy comes back on the wing. Full back Tom Benjamin who impressed at full back last week on his Bedwas debut on permit from Cardiff Met RFC holds onto his place.
On the bench we are pleased to welcome back Tom Devine to the front row.
The full squad is:
15. Tom Benjamin, 14. Deon Smith, 13. Adam Williams, 12. Lewis Bowden, 11. Jordan Rees, 10. Joseph Scrivens, 9. Luke Crane; 1. Sam Cochrane, 2. Mike Dacey, 3. Rhys Hutcherson, 4. Craig Hudd, 5. Joe Davies, 6. James Richards, 7. Jonathan Armitage, 8. Nathan Hudd ©
16. Alun Rees, 17. Tom Devine, 18. Rhys James, 19. Gareth Allen, 20. Dale Rogers, 21. Rory Harries, 22. Jacob Chilcott, 23. Dion Mcintosh
Off the field Neath RFC are offering hospitality and invite Bedwas supporters to join them.
The pre-match hospitality will start from 12:30pm comprising of a two course meal.
Guest Q&A Speaker
Former Neath player Simon Pengelly will be in attendance for the Q&A.
This is a great opportunity to try the Neath Rugby hospitality experience which will be in place for every home league game. Recent hospitality events have been very successful and arrangements are being made to ensure that this experience continues for all home games.
Matchday hospitality is open to both Neath and BEDWAS supporters.
Entry to hospitality is £10.00 and match entry is £10. The hospitality suite overlooks the pitch so for those of you who wish to watch the whole game from the best view in the Gnoll, you are more than welcome to stay inside…
* Those without a season ticket using the HOSPITALITY PACKAGE will be required to purchase a match day ticket to watch the game on the day.
The on field action will then kick off at 2:30pm, as both NEATH and BEDWAS will be looking to be competitive in their remaining Principality Premiership league fixtures.
It is expected that we will have a big take up for this fixture so please book early by ringing The Clubhouse on 01639 643328 or Gerald on 07873787414.
Bedwas RFC is also lending its support to Neath RFC’s campaign to give out Easter Eggs to those less fortunate in their community. Bedwas RFC supporters are encouraged to bring along an Easter egg to donate to this cause. Further details can be found at: http://www.neathrugby.wales/2019/04/06/neath-rfc-launch-easter-egg-appeal/