Neath coach Lyn Jones is expecting a huge forward battle when his table-topping side meet PARKER PEN SHIELD finalists Pontypridd at The Gnoll on Friday night (kick-off 7.05pm).
"We have been looking forward to this game for a long time," said Jones, who has selected a 22 man squad for the game.
"We felt we had a rough deal in the close run match at Sardis Road in March, and we are determined to put that right.
"Pontypridd's success in the PARKER PEN SHIELD has made us even more determined to get the result.
"They have developed an enthusiastic approach to forward play, and we will have to meet and beat them up front if we are to win the match.
"If we do not keep them on the back foot, they have an extremely dangerous back line that is capable of causing any team problems."
Neath currently lead the Welsh/Scottish League on try count from Llanelli, although they have played one game extra.
Supporters are advised to arrive early on Friday night as the "open stand"
has been removed due to the start of the cricket season.
Neath Sqaud (v Pontypridd): Shaun Connor, Gareth Morris, Kevin James,
Allan Bateman, James Storey, Dave Tiueti, Dean Dewdney, Lee Jarvis,
Pat Horgan; Nathan Bonner-Evans, Brett Sinkinson,,Alfie Mocelutu, Richard Francis, Gareth Llewellyn (captain), Steve Martin, Lyndon Bateman, Andrew Millward, Barry Williams, Steve Jones,
Duncan Jones, Paul James, Adam Jones.
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When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
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Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
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The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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