Saturday August 13th
Kick Off 17:30
Talbot Athletic Ground
Aberavon (Port Talbot)
West Glamorgan SA13 1AB
Admission £5 (£3 concessions) All areas
This will be the third year of this fixture; in 2014 we took a young side to the Talbot Athletic Ground and narrowly lost 27-24 in a game that saw Laurence May make his debut for the Pirates.
Last summer it was our turn to play host and this time, after another close encounter, it ended 31-29 in our favour.
A squad of 30 are travelling on the bus to South Wales, with the starting XV skippered by Chris Morgan, who has been appointed Club Captain for a third successive season. He will partner Edd Pascoe in the second-row.
Back-rower Matt Bolwell is listed among the replacements, and likely to be called off the bench it will mark his 50th appearance for the club.
Saturday’s game might be listed as a ‘friendly’, but such fixtures have real importance ahead of the league campaign that starts in September.
15 Matt Evans, 14 Jack Arnott, 13 Alex Dancer, 12 Nicolas De Battista
11 Kyle Moyle, 10 Will Cargill, 9 Alex Day
1 Marlen Walker, 2 Rob Elloway, 3 Tyler Gendall, 4 Chris Morgan (capt)
5 Edd Pascoe, 6 Jake Parker, 7 Alex Cheesman, 8 Tom Duncan.
Luke Chapman, Jack Andrew, Tom Channon, Jack Innard, Josh Caulfield
Brett Beukeboom, Matt Bolwell, Dan Lee, John Stevens, Timoci Kava
Mike Pope, Laurence May, Bar Bartlett, Alex O’Meara, Rhys Brownfield.