Preview: Swansea v Aberavon
This Thursday, Aberavon faces Swansea at St Helen’s in the Indigo Group Premiership, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.
Swansea had a challenging last season, finishing 11th in the Premiership after winning 5 out of 22 games. This season, they began with narrow losses to Bridgend (27-28) and Pontypool (17-20), securing losing bonus points. Their first win came against Newport (26-21) with a bonus point, but they suffered a 29-34 defeat to RGC 1404 in their last game, still earning two bonus points.
In the Cup, Swansea had a bye in the first round and will face Bridgend at St Helen’s in the quarter-finals in December.
In the history of clashes between Aberavon and Swansea, Aberavon leads with 20 wins to Swansea’s 18, with one draw in 39 games in the Welsh National League. At St Helen’s, Swansea leads with 13 wins to Aberavon’s 5 and one draw. Aberavon won their last meeting at the ground, with a 39-17 victory last season.
The game will be live on S4C Clic, with Ben Breakspear as the referee, supported by Steff Edwards, Richard Jones, and Tony Davies.