RGC1404 v Cross Keys Preview & Team News

Cross Keys make their longest away trip of the season this Saturday when they head to Colwyn Bay to take on RGC1404 in the latest Principality Premiership fixture, which is being televised by S4C, with Kick Off at 5.15pm.

The Cross Keys side has been confirmed for the game and shows 5 changes to the side that defeated Llandovery last Saturday. There are 3 changes up front, all of which occur in the back row where Tom Lampard, Joe Thomas and Ieuan Jones start in place of James Sheekey, James Benjamin and Garin Price with Price set to be missing for the next month with a shoulder injury sustained in the first half of last week’s win. In the backs both changes are at half back where Owain Leonard returns in place of the injured Dan Babos at scrum half and Will Kelly replacing Jacob Botica at outside half with Botica missing out on a chance to face his former club as he lines up in the centre for Ebbw Vale for their game versus Cardiff. On the bench scrum half is covered by Dragons academy prospect Iwan Burgwin whilst Dan Hitchings could make his first appearance of the season.

The Cross Keys side in full is:-

15. Leon Andrews
14. Rory Budina
13. Srdan Majkic
12. Dylan Fidler
11. Wes Cunliffe

10. Will Kelly
9. Owain Leonard

1. Gary Carpenter
2. Ellis Shipp
3. Scott Evans
4. Damian Welch (c)
5. Scott Andrews
6. Tom Lampard
7. Joe Thomas
8. Ieuan Jones

Replacements: 16. Rhydian Jenkins, 17. Richard Cornock, 18. Scott Hoskins, 19. Izaak Duffy, 20. Joe Carlin, 21. Chris Johnsey, 22. Iwan Burgwin, 23. Dan Hitchings.

RGC1404 v Cross Keys Principality Premiership
Date:
Saturday 8th December 2018
Venue: Stadiwm Zipworld, Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay. LL29 7SP
Kick Off: 5.15pm

**Please Note that this game kicks off at 5.15pm with live television coverage available on S4C**

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Llandovery 28 20 1 7 803 492 98
Cardiff 26 19 1 6 771 547 95
Ebbw Vale 28 19 1 8 671 512 90
Pontypridd 25 18 0 7 840 480 89
Aberavon 26 17 2 7 612 490 83
Newport 29 16 2 11 726 678 83
Swansea 28 15 0 13 625 552 75
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Carmarthen Quins 29 13 1 15 616 544 71
Llanelli 29 11 1 17 622 710 58
Bedwas 28 10 1 17 615 786 52
Bridgend Ravens 26 9 0 17 544 651 50
Cross Keys 27 5 1 21 552 925 35
Bargoed 27 6 0 21 522 872 33
Neath 27 1 0 26 379 1069 3
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