Bridgend Ravens
2017/2018 Principality Premiership
Bridgend 37 v 21 Aberavon
28 October 2017 - Morganstone Brewery Field, Bridgend

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Team to face Aberavon (H)

Bridgend Ravens return to Principality Premiership action, welcoming Aberavon to the Morganstone Brewery Field on Saturday afternoon (2:30pm).

Both sides have taken a two week break to allow for the British and Irish Cup and will head into the second half of the season encouraged by the way they finished the first half.

Aberavon currently sit in fourth place in the western conference with 20 points from their first half of games. This included four wins and three defeats. Bridgend sit two places and nine points behind their opponents with two wins and five defeats to their name. The Wizards came out on top on the opening day clash between the sides by 40-15.

The Ravens stick largely with the team which came so close to a historic victory in North Wales last time out. Tyler Williams, Aaron Grabham and Mike Powell form a prolific back three with Jamie Murphy and Joseph Gatt again paired in midfield. Ryan Evans retains his position at 10, partnered by Harri Morgan at half back.

In the pack, Ashton Evans, captain Zac and Matthew John comprise the back row. Jack Pope and Kieran Martin combine in the boiler house. After promising performances against RGC, Owen Jordan, Iestyn Merriman and Garyn Daniel are selected in the front row. 

Bridgend XV: 15. Tyler Williams 14. Aaron Grabham 13. Joseph Gatt 12. Jamie Murphy 11. Mike Powell 10. Ryan Evans 9. Harri Morgan

1. Owen Jordan 2. Iestyn Merriman 3. Garyn Daniel 4. Jack Pope 5. Kieran Martin 6. Matthew John 7. Zac O’Driscoll (capt) 8. Ashton Evans

Replacements: 16. Owen Thomas 17. Ollie Evans 18. Luke Turton 19. Chris John 20. Adam O’Driscoll 21. Will Baird 22. Cai Evans 23. Morgan Jones