Cross Keys v Carmarthen Quins Preview & Team News


Cross Keys end a 3 month period away from home on Saturday when they host Carmarthen Quins in the final match of this season's Principality Premiership campaign.

The Keys are now definitely out of the running for the play offs following Llanelli's victory over Newport last Sunday but a bonus point victory on Saturday could see Keys finish the season in 4th place depending on various other results.

The Quins themselves were in the running for the play offs up until a few weeks ago and have once again enjoyed a good season, sitting in 6th place, 5 points behind The Keys who are in 5th place.

Back on the 3rd of November on a dour day at The Park, The Quins deservedly defeated Keys with a dominant second half performance in-particular paving the way for a 14 points to 3 success. Dorian Jones gave Keys a 3-0 half time lead with a penalty before the Quins came back strong in the second half with a Jason Harries try and 3 penalties by James Dixon to give them the victory.

Hopefully the conditions will be a little different for this encounter at Pandy Park and the result will also be the opposite to what it was back in November.

The Cross Keys team selected for Saturday's game can be seen below and includes Dragons' pair Nathan Williams at prop and former Keys favourite Jevon Groves at number 8. On the bench is Dragons' Academy prop Luke Garrett and hooker Luke Harwood on permit from Tredegar whilst another promising youngster Angus O'Brien starts for Keys for the first time at fly half. The side is captained by prop Anthony 'Vinny' Lott with Rob Nash on the bench.

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

10. Angus O'Brien
9. Ryan James

1. Nathan Williams
2. Gerwyn Price
3. Anthony Lott
4. Danny Hodge
5. Tom Lampard
6. Rhys Peebles
7. Scott Matthews
8. Jevon Groves

Replacements: Luke Garrett, Luke Harwood, Craig Gould, Sean Higgins, Rob Nash, Rhys Dyer, Dorian Jones, Jonathan Lewis.

Cross Keys v Carmarthen Quins Principality Premiership
Venue: Pandy Park, Cross Keys (yes it's still there)!!
Date: 27th April 2013
Kick Off: 2.30pm
Referee: Unknown at present

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