Maesteg make a three changes to the team that was narrowly beaten by Llanelli last week...
Maesteg make a three changes to the team that was narrowly beaten by Llanelli last week. Neil Dixon who didn't start last week because of flu passes fit this week and comes in on the wing for Jason Howells. Kevin Ellis starts at scrum half and Lee Williams gets the call at hooker for the injured Gareth Thomas.
Maesteg are hoping to bring on to the bench 19 year Old Sean Cleary. Sean a hooker that has come through the Maesteg system and through Maesteg Youth, last year played for Maesteg Harlequins in Asda League division 2 west. Having a successful year there Maesteg are hoping to have him on permit on Saturday as one of their replacements. Bedwas were one of the few teams to do the double over the Parish last season and Maesteg will be looking turn the tide on this occasion"
Maesteg: 15. A Hutchings 14. N Dixon 13 J Rimmer 12. M Davies 11. G Holmes 10. L Richards 9. K Ellis
1. G Edwards 2. L Williams 3. S Tremlett 4. G Ronan 5. P Jones 6. M Sainsbury 8. K Hocking 7. I Boobyer (c)
Replacements:- A Wilkins, R Boobyer, L' O'Connor,D Slyman, S Clearey, J Jones / A Healey. A Peever.
Meanwhile, Glamorgan Wanderers team to play Swansea will be;
Glamorgan Wanderers: 15. Luke Ford 14. Jamie Jones 13. Simon Rosser 12. Gareth McCarthy 11. Lenny Woodard 10. Mark Roper 9. Gareth Williams1. Matthew Bolton (c) 2. Rhys Williams 3. Kieron Jenkins 4. Alex Luff 5. Richard Thomas 6. Craig Morris 7. Ben Rose 8. Sam Feehan
Reps.16. Mark Sheppard 17. Paul Douglas 18. Rhodri Hamner 19. Gareth Knight 20. Sam Warbuton 21. Andrew Cawley 22. Gareth Morris
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.