"But, it will not be easy as Newport are a strong side. However, this keeps the players interest going and we must put on every bit as good a performance as we did to beat Neath. We will go onto the tie with a great deal of confidence and it is certainly better to play them home than at Rodney Parade."
Andrew Vaughan John, chairman of Aberavon, was delighted, stating: "The bank manager will be happy about us being home. Newport probably the best supported Premier club, so we must hope that it will be a good turnout on Easter Saturday.
Konica Minolta Cup - Round 6 (Quarter-finals) - ties to be played on the weekend of March 26, 2005
BEDDAU (Div 1) v BRIDGEND (Premier)
ABERAVON (Premier) v NEWPORT (Premier)
LLANELLI (Premier) v CARMARTHEN QUINS (Premier)
BANWEN (Div 2 West) v PONTYPRIDD (Premier)
Aberavon have won 87 ties and lost 33.
Newport have twice been cup winners and have won 86 ties and lost 31.
Bridgend have twice been cup winners and have won 100 ties, having lost 31.
Pontypridd have twice been cup winners and have won 86 ties and lost 31.
Llanelli have won the cup 12 times, have won an astonishing 141 ties and lost only 21.
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.