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Pre-Match Comments: Gareth Rusby-Davies

Saturday 06th October 2018

As we prepare to take on Narberth RFC this afternoon, we feel as though we're really starting to hit our stride as a squad. After a difficult start to the season the improvement in our performances is there for everyone to see, but we will keep working hard in training as we know there is more to come.

The early weeks of the season didn't see us in our best form. We were still gelling as a squad when we came up against a highly motivated Ystrad Rhondda side in our first game. They were quite obviously trying to prove a point as one of the two new boys in the league and gave us a really tough game.

We did well to come away from that game with maximum points. Despite not being at our best, we got the job done and when you see that they went on to win three of their next four games, I think it puts our result into greater perspective.

Our away game at Beddau RFC was a turning point for us in many ways. We played really well that day and looked more like our normal selves. With that result being followed by victories over Newbridge and Rhydyfelin, we feel like we are building nicely as a squad ahead of this afternoon's encounter.

Narberth, like ourselves and Cardiff Met RFC, have started the season with five straight victories. Since 2016, they have provided us with some of our toughest games in the league, none more so than we came from behind to record a 27-20 victory in West Wales in April to seal an unbeaten league season.

They will no doubt arrive at Pontypool Park in confident mood this afternoon, but we are ready to meet their challenge head on. There has been a good buzz around training this week. The boys are excited about the game as it will be a test of our credentials, but we are confident in what we have been working on and look forward to putting it into practice.

Entry for this afternoon's fixture is as follows: £7 Regular, £5 Concession and U16 FREE.


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