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
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.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.