Preview: Aberavon v Newport
This Saturday, Aberavon hosts Newport at the Talbot Athletic Ground in the Indigo Group Premiership, kicking off at 1:30 p.m.
Last season, the Black and Ambers finished fourth in the Premiership, winning 15 out of 22 games but lost in the league playoffs to Cardiff.
This season, the Gwent side has won two out of three league games, starting with back-to-back bonus point wins against Pontypool (38-27) and RGC 1404 (41-27). Their last league match saw them lose to Swansea (21-26) but they secured a losing bonus point. In the Premiership Cup, Newport lost to Cardiff 15-38 last month.
In their historical league matchups, Newport leads Aberavon with 26 wins to 20, and one draw in 47 meetings. At the Talbot Athletic Ground, the Wizards have a slight edge with 12 wins to Newport’s 11, and one draw. Newport has won their last two visits to the ground.
Referee Jason Bessant will officiate the game, with Gareth Jablonski and Chris Oliver as the assistant referees.