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Neath RFC Pontypool RFC Neath RFC v Pontypool RFC

Saturday 27th November 2021 / 2:30pm Kick Off
WRU Admiral National Championship

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Pontypool RFC resume their WRU Admiral National Championship season with a trip to the Gnoll to take on Neath RFC.

Having opened the campaign with a convincing 42-3 victory over Maesteg Harlequins RFC at Pontypool Park a fortnight ago, Pooler will be aiming to send out a strong statement with a positive result against one of their title rivals. Neath also made a winning start with a 30-22 victory over Narberth.

The last trip to the Welsh All Blacks saw Pooler claim a comfortable 54-12 win, which came after a 59-5 triumph at home. Full-back Geraint Walsh was on the scoresheet in both of those victories and is hoping for more of the same.

After almost two years out of the game Walsh couldn’t wait for the season to start and believes the opening day win was a solid platform for the club to build on.

“It was exciting. I’ve been around a while but I definitely felt the buzz driving to the game,” revealed Walsh.

“Getting that Saturday routine going again is a massive excitement so it’s nice to get back into it.

“From a results point of view you couldn’t have asked for better, a decent scoreline and a bonus point.

“It took us a while to get in the game, we were a bit rusty to start so it was a good win to get started with.

“In a way it would have been good to carry on the rhythm but after having all that time out it was probably nice to rest the bodies for a week.

“We’ve got our first game out the way, we’ve had our rest so if we can get into a good rhythm for the next four games then fingers crossed we can get the results we want.

“Neath are a good team on paper so I think it’ll be a step up in terms of competition.

“They are two massive clubs historically and playing with a lot of pride.

“Neath are not going to want to go down without a fight so it’s potentially a close game and hopefully we can dig in and get a result.

“We’ve run up big scores in the past so fingers crossed we can do it again.”

There are four changes for the trip west with hooker Alex Watkins and scrum-half Mike Hale coming into the side. Debutant Garin Price will bolster the back row while winger Jay Jones will be looking to make an impact on his debut.

Lloyd Lewis, who has 29 tries in 32 appearances in the red, white and black jersey, is fit enough to make the bench alongside Scott Evans, who re-signed for the club this week.


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