Team to face Llanelli (a)

30/11/2018

Matt Silva has named the Bridgend Ravens squad to face Llanelli in the Principality Premiership on Saturday afternoon (2:30pm).
 
The Ravens came agonisingly close to victory at home to Bedwas last time out but had left themselves far too much to do after a poor first half. There's a chance to put things right in another massive game against a side at the wrong end of the table. 
 
There's a few changes to the squad which turned out last time. Tyler Williams and Ashley Evans are selected alongside Mike Powell who will make his 100th Bridgend appearance in the back three. Jamie Murphy moves into midfield alongside Nathan Edwards. Cai Evans is partnered by Chris Williams at half back.
 
Ospreys youngster Guido Volpi makes his Bridgend debut at No8; with last week's man of the match Aled Evans and Jordan Collier selected as his back row compatriots. Shaun O'Rourke and Jack Pope line up in the boilerhouse with the front row of Rhodri Apsee, Gareth Harvey and Cai Lewis selected again. 
 
Dewi Cross will be hoping to make his Ravens bow as he awaits his opportunity amongst the replacements. There's a familiar face amongst the rest of the replacements as 2015 SWALEC Cup winner Ben Jones returns to his hometown side from Aberavon. 
 
Bridgend XV: 15. Tyler Williams 14. Ashley Evans 13. Nathan Edwards (capt) 12. Jamie Murphy 11. Mike Powell 10. Cai Evans 9. Chris Williams
 
8. Guido Volpi 7. Aled Evans 6. Jordan Collier 5. Shaun O'Rourke 4. Jack Pope 3. Cai Lewis 2. Gareth Harvey 1. Rhodri Apsee
 
Replacements: 16. Iestyn Merriman 17. Ollie Evans 18. Garyn Daniel 19. James Little 20. Ben Jones 21. Dafi Davies 22. Connor Tantum 23. Dewi Cross

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