Pontypridd v Cardiff – Match Preview
Pontypridd host rivals Cardiff in round nine of the Indigo Premiership Cup Eastern pool on Saturday 20th November, the big match kicks off 1:00pm at Sardis Road.
Ponty will be looking to bounce back from their loss to local rivals Merthyr last Saturday when they welcome the Blue and Blacks to The House Of Pain. Ponty sit 4th and Cardiff 2nd respectively in the Eastern Pool. Cardiff took the derby spoils 29-15 when the two sides met in the nation’s capital back in early October.
Ponty make changes to both the starting XV and bench that lined up at The Wern last week, including two debutants. Tyler Morris, formerly of Coleg y Cymoedd and Merthyr comes in for his debut at fly-half to replace Ben Burnell who suffered a nasty injury last Saturday – speedy recovery Ben. The other debutant, from the bench is ex-Ebbw Vale scrum-half Dai Jones. There’s also a welcome return from international duty for club stalwart Chris Dicomidis.
The Pontypridd team selected to face Cardiff is as follows:
15. Morgan Richards. 14. Iwan Pyrs Jones. 13. Morgan Sieniawski (c). 12. Bradley Roderick. 11. Dale Stuckey. 10. Tyler Morris. 9. Dafydd Buckland
1. Ben Stephens. 2. Nathan Huish. 3. Tom Harper. 4. Kristian Parker. 5. Chris Dicomidis. 6. Joe Miles. 7. Cally James. 8. Sam Evans.
Subs: 16. Rob Jones. 17. Tom Devine. 18. Morgan Bosanko. 19. Jack Pope. 20. Cai James. 21. Joe Davies. 22. Garyn Payne. 23. Dai Jones.
Supporters are reminded that the Pwllgwaun end remains closed and access is only via the clubhouse entrance. Ticket prices for the game are priced at £12 for adults and £10 for concessions with under 16’s gaining free entrance provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.
Wales’ Autumn Internationals continue as they look to build on their win against Fiji last time out, taking on Australia in their final match of the Autumn International Series with the match kicking off at 5.30pm. Preceding the Wales game England host current World Champions South Africa with the game kicking off at 3.15pm. After the Wales game France take on New Zealand kicking off at 8pm. All of these games are live on Amazon Prime and are being shown at the Sardis Road clubhouse.
Before Ponty’s kick off, live football will be on the screens with Leicester hosting current Premier League table toppers Chelsea with the match kicking off at 12.30pm.
With a fantastic day of live sport on offer Sardis Road is the place to be this coming Saturday!