Newport To Select From 24-man Squad For Glasgow Challenge
1 May 2002 17:36
Newport coach Ian McIntosh will take a 24-strong squad to Scotland for Friday night's crucial Welsh/Scottish League clash with Glasgow at Hughendon (kick-off 7.30 pm).
Despite their recent losing run, Newport are still in the hunt for the league title with three games left to play. After Glasgow on Friday night, the black and ambers face Pontypridd and Bridgend at home next week.
"There are still a few twists and turns left in the title race and the players believe that if they can regain their best form and win the final three games they could still challenge for the title," said Newport team manager Jim McCreedy.
"The players know they have to win all three games to stand any chance of returning to the top of the table and that is the goal."
Newport Squad (v Glasgow): Emyr Lewis, James Rowles, Matt Mostyn, Hal Luscombe, Scott Williams, Ben Breeze, Jason Strange, Shane Howarth, Llyr Lane,
Matthew Thomas; Rod Snow, Ceri Jones, Paul Young, James Richards, Chris
Anthony, Adrian Garvey, Simon Raiwalui (captain), Ian Gough, Mike Voyle,
Joe Powell, Peter Buxton, Andy Powell, Jason Forster, Gareth Gravell.
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.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
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.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
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.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series