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
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has recently teamed up with Prostate Cymru to help the charity launch its latest campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Members of the Wales squad helped produce a short video and promotional material for the campaign titled 'The Best Defence - is to know the FACTS'.