Cross Keys v Llandovery Preview & Team News

Cross Keys play host to Llandovery this Saturday as they again go in search of a victory to pull away from the danger zone.

The Cross Keys side for Saturday’s game has been announced and shows a number of changes to the side that suffered a heavy defeat to Aberavon last Friday evening. Up front Gary Carpenter starts at prop in place of Richard Cornock whilst Ellis Shipp and Scott Evans keep their places alongside him in the front row. In the back row Keys bring in Dragons pair James Sheekey and James Benjamin who both start alongside Garin Price. In the backs there is a host of changes where Dan Babos replaces Owain Leonard at scrum half and there will be a debut for Keys for Dragons outside half Jacob Botica. Wes Cunliffe moves back to the wing after starting in the centre last week and Srdan Majkic moves back in to the centre with Leon Andrews coming back in to start at full back.

The Cross Keys side in full is:-

15. Leon Andrews

14. Rory Budina

13. Srdan Majkic

12. Dylan Fidler

11. Wes Cunliffe

10. Jacob Botica

9. Dan Babos

1. Gary Carpenter

2. Ellis Shipp

3. Scott Evans

4. Damian Welch (c)

5. Scott Andrews

6. James Sheekey

7. James Benjamin

8. Garin Price

Replacements: 16. Rhydian Jenkins, 17. Richard Cornock, 18. Gerard Ellis, 19. Ieuan Jones, 20. Tom Lampard, 21. Joe Thomas, 22. Owain Leonard, 23. Will Kelly.

Cross Keys v Llandovery Principality Premiership

Date: Saturday 1st December 2018

Venue: Pandy Park

Kick Off: 2.30pm

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Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
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Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3
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