Swansea
2012/2013 Principality Premiership
Swansea 14 v 25 Cross Keys
19 September 2012 - St Helen's, Swansea
Cross Keys

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Swansea v Cross Keys Principality Premiership

Cross Keys travel to St Helens to take on Swansea on Wednesday evening hoping to get a first win on the road at their first attempt this season.

The Whites have had a mixed start to the season losing 2 and winning 1 of their 3 games so far. They sole victory was an impressive one over Aberavon at St Helens. The whites gaining victory by 32 points to 13, this however was sandwiched by defeats to local rivals Neath on the opening day by 23 - 9 at the Gnoll and then last Saturday at The Bridge Field Bedwas ran out convincing winners by 34 points to 17.

At Bedwas, Whites' prop Roy Jones and second row Rhodri Hughes scored tries whilst outside half Sam Davies, son of Gloucester Director of Rugby Nigel added 2 conversions and a penalty but these scores were in vein as Bedwas proved too strong as centre Ross Wardle and former Cardiff wing Matthew John scored 2 tries apiece whilst impressive outside Richard Powell added 14 points with the boot for the hosts.

Swansea are coached now by ex-Wales hooker Mefin Davies. He is assisted by 26 year old Ben Lewis the former Ospreys flanker who was sadly forced to retire from the game last year after a neck injury and the backs coach is Kevin Hopkins the former Wales centre.

The Keys injury situation is not really improving although this will no doubt get better as the weeks go on. Keys will be looking for a third successive victory on Wednesday although as we know it is not an easy place to go.

Team news will appear when it is made available later in the week.

Swansea v Cross Keys Principality Premiership

Venue: St Helens, Swansea

Date: 19th September 2012

Kick Off: 7.15pm

Referee: Jason Bessant, Touch Judges: Kelvin Shorte & Steve Richmond

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