Ystrad Rhondda v Cross Keys Team News

Cross Keys face another crucial clash this Saturday as they look to build some momentum as they aim to steer clear of any relegation danger. They head to Gelligaled Park this week to take on Ystrad Rhondda who also find themselves at the wrong end of the Specsavers National Championship.

A victory for Keys will see them move closer to mid table and with definite signs of improvement in the last few games that momentum could be crucial heading in to the second half of the campaign.

The Cross Keys side for this Saturday’s game shows 3 personnel changes to the side that started last week in the win over Trebanos. All changes are made in the pack where Richard Cornock again captains the side but moves across the front row to line up at loose head prop in place of Owen Peddle, Scott Hoskins takes Cornock’s place at tight head. Connah Vaughan returns to start in place of  Zac Hewlett at hooker. In the second row Gwion Jones will move up from the back row to replace Callum Hague with Dragons Academy prospect Garin Price, a familiar face with Keys over the last few season’s coming in at number 8 for his first appearance of the season.

The Cross Keys side in full for this week’s game is:-

15. Loui O’Brien
14. Adam Tetley
13. Wes Cunliffe
12. Corey Nicholls
11. Alex Upton

10. Kieran Hill
9. Zach Bartlett

1. Richard Cornock (c)
2. Connah Vaughan
3. Scott Hoskins
4. Scott Andrews
5. Gwion Jones
6. Chris Johnsey
7. Joe Thomas
8. Garin Price

Replacements: 16. Zac Hewlett, 17. Jordan Rogers, 19. Josh Wall, 20. Spencer Gibson, 21. Curtis Povey.

Ystrad Rhondda v Cross Keys Specsavers National Championship
Date: Saturday 14th December 2019
Venue: Gelligaled Park, Ystrad, CF41 7SY
Kick Off: 2.30pm

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