Team selected for WRU Championship Plate game at Cardiff Met. Game open to spectators

It’s back to Stage 2 of the WRU Championship Plate this week as Bedwas head to the Cyncoed campus home of Cardiff Met RFC on Saturday (2-30pm kick off). The Welsh Government eased some of it’s guidelines for crowds on Friday 14 January which will allow the game to go ahead with up to 500 supporters.

The team selected shows a number of changes from that which was successful at Tata Steel last Saturday.

Matt Dwyer comes in on permit from Newport RFC at hooker. Gareth Allen starts at second row with captain Craig Hudd moving back to blind side flanker, James Richards comes in at open side flanker with Ben Sier at Number 8.

Behind the scrum Josh Edwards returns on the left wing with Dafydd Thomas moving to outside centre. Jack Guy starts on the right wing with Sam Davies coming in at full back.

On the bench there’s a potential first team debut for centre Harvey Stroud.

The twenty in action are: 15. Sam Davies, 14. Jack Guy, 13. Dafydd Thomas, 12. Lewis Bowden, 11. Josh Edwards, 10. Dion McIntosh, 9. Rory Harries, 1. Ben Drew, 2. Matt Dwyer, 3. Rhys Hutcherson, 4. Harry Oliver, 5. Gareth Allen, 6. Craig Hudd ©, 7. James Richards, 8. Ben Sier.

Replacements: 16. Liam Jenkins, 17. Kalum Phillips, 18. Rhys Morgans, 19. Harvey Stroud, 20. Matty Bancroft.

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