14 Apr TEAM TO FACE ABERAVON AT THE BREWERY
Bridgend Ravens welcome Aberavon to the Timbuild Brewery Field on Good Friday for their final home game of the season (2:30pm).
The game was originally due to be played on 27th December but due to Wales’ Covid restrictions, it was postponed. It’s a big game for both sides, with Bridgend looking to finish at home on a high and Aberavon looking to find form ahead of their Indigo Premiership Final with Newport next weekend.
The Ravens will be looking to avenge two defeats from the Wizards already this season; a 15pts to 24 home defeat was followed by a 26pts to 15 reverse at Talbot Athletic Ground.
Both teams lost their last outing to late scores; Bridgend to a last play interception from Swansea’s James Davies to lose 27pts to 23, and Aberavon to a late try for Llandovery’s Jordan Evans in a 29pts to 28 loss at home.
Bridgend XV: 15. Edd Howley 14. Tom Florence 13. Stuart Floyd Ellis 12. Jamie Murphy 11. Dewi Cross 10. Paul Short 9. David Pritchard
1. Owen Jordan 2. Gareth Harvey 3. Ben Warren 4. Bowen Davies 5. Kieran Martin 6. Hemi Barnes 7. Zac O’Driscoll (capt) 8. Morgan Strong
Replacements: 16. Rhydian Jenkins 17. Harry Olding 18. Cai Lewis 19. Rob Dudley Jones 20. Aled Evans 21. Chris Williams 22. Matthew Jones 23. Joseph Gatt
Aberavon XV: 15. Jonny Phillips 14. Chris Banfield 13. Joe Thomas 12. Joe Gage 11. Stef Andrews 10. Aled Thomas 9. Rhodri Cole
1. Rhys Fawcett 2. Ieuan Davies 3. Geraint James 4. Shay Smallman 5. Rhodri Hughes 6. Lee Purnell 7. Joe Tomalin Reeves (capt) 8. Ashton Evans
Replacements: 16. Iwan Temblett 17. Chay Smith 18. Frankie Jones 19. Cameron Lewis 20. Lloyd Evans 21. Sam Pailor 22. Rowan Jenkins 23. Chris Davies