Preview: Aberavon v Carmarthen Quins
This Saturday at the Talbot Athletic Ground, Aberavon takes on Carmarthen Quins in the Indigo Group Premiership at 2:30 p.m.
Last season, Carmarthen Quins finished 9th in the Premiership, winning 6 out of 22 games. This season, they began with a 31-54 loss to Llandovery at home, securing a try bonus point. They followed this with a dominant 49-14 bonus point win against Neath away. Then, they faced an 11-22 defeat at home against Bridgend, and a 21-45 loss to Pontypool on the road. Their home match against Newport ended in a 26-34 loss, and their last game saw them lose 18-25 to Swansea at home, where they secured a losing bonus point. In the Cup, they had a bye in the first round and will play Merthyr in the quarter-final stage in December.
In head-to-head league history, Aberavon leads the series with 22 wins to Carmarthen Quins’ 14, with 1 draw in 37 meetings. At the Talbot Athletic Ground, Aberavon has a 14-4 lead with 1 draw and won their last two league meetings there, including a 33-24 victory last season.
Referee Tom Spurrier will oversee the game, with support from assistants Elliot Mayor and Dai Cambourne.