Glamorgan Wanderers
2012/2013 SWALEC National Championship
Wanderers 13 v 76 Ebbw Vale
01 September 2012 - Memorial Ground, Ely, Cardiff
Ebbw Vale

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Championship kick off begins




“As an opener it won’t come any harder than this. Our young players will certainly find out what it’s like at the sharp end of Championship rugby this weekend” commented new head coach Matthew Bolton before the Wanderers home game against Ebbw Vale.

“I think our backs can defy their inexperience and they will give Ebbw a real challenge” added backs coach Gareth Cull.

The Wanderers unveil plenty of new faces for the Championship opener this weekend. Up front last season’s Youth hooker Peter Lloyd starts alongside Rhys Jenkins and Gruff Roberts. In the back row South African Garrick Armstrong gets a first league start alongside regulars Dan Richards and Andrew Bradbury. Behind the scrum Charlie Johnson takes the captaincy (Alex Luff has just become a father) and Sean Cochlin is trusted with control of the young back line from 10. Mike Stephens who missed a lot of last season due to injury takes his place at full back. 

15.  Mike Stephens

14.  Owen Marshall

13.  Charlie Johnson (c)

12.  Loren Quick

11.  Ed Doe

10.  Sean Cochlin

9.    Rhys Griffiths   


1.  Rhys Jenkins

2.  Peter Lloyd

3.  Gruff Roberts

4.  Jordon Sienawski

5.  James Ciaburro

6   Garrick Armstrong

7   Andrew Bradbury

8.  Dan Richards



16. Tom Crosse

17. Jac Hopkins

18  Lloyd King

19  Garyn Lucas

20. Lloyd Chalke