2012/2013 Principality Premiership
Newport 18 v 13 Cross Keys
29 March 2013 - Rodney Parade, Newport
Cross Keys

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Newport v Cross Keys Principality Premiership

Cross Keys head to Rodney Parade to take on rivals Newport in the Principality Premiership on Friday evening.

It will be the fourth and final time the two sides have met this season and the record for the clashes couldn't be closer with Newport winning the British & Irish Cup clash at Pandy Park back in October (24-20), Keys winning the league clash by 29 points to 9 at Pandy Park in December and the British & Irish Cup clash at Rodney Parade ending in a 27 all draw in January.

Third placed Keys still have a slim hope of making the end of season play offs but need to win their remaining matches preferably with a bonus point and they also need both Llandovery and Llanelli to slip up a couple of times in their remaining games.

Keys welcome back star hooker Gerwyn Price whose successful loan spell at Glasgow Warriors came to an end when the six nations ended. Keys also include Dragons lock Ian Nimmo with both Hodge brothers suspended whilst Dragons prop Nathan Williams will be on the bench.

The Cross Keys team is as follows:-

15. Gareth David
14. Kristian Baller
13. Leon Andrews
12. Nathan Williams
11. Nathan Trowbridge

10. Dorian Jones
9. Ryan James

1. Richard Cornock
2. Gerwyn Price
3. Craig Gould
4. Ian Nimmo
5. Tom Lampard
6. Rhys Peebles
7. Rob Nash (c)
8. Adam Powell

Replacements: Rhys Miller, Nathan Williams (pr), Anthony Lott, Sean Higgins, Scott Matthews, Jonathan Lewis, Elliot Jones, Phil Williams.

Newport v Cross Keys Principality Premiership
Venue: Rodney Parade, Newport
Date: 29th March 2013
Kick Off: 7.15pm
Referee: Sean Brickell Touch Judges: Paul Jones & Brian Powell