Glamorgan Wanderers
2012/2013 SWALEC National Championship
Wanderers 28 v 42 Cardiff Met
27 October 2012 - Memorial Ground, Ely, Cardiff
Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Wanderers face the might of the Met





“We go into this game with confidence after last week but Cardiff Met will be a tough challenge having only just lost to Ebbw Vale earlier this season” commented manager Luke Burton.

“We mustn’t treat Cardiff Met like they are a student side. We must respect them for the quality they possess and apply ourselves accordingly” added head coach and ex UWIC student Matthew Bolton.

For the visit of Cardiff Met this weekend the Wanderers welcome back the experience of Charlie Johnson in the midfield after 2 weeks out with a calf strain. He replaces Loren Quick, the only change to the backs following the away win at Bridgend Athletic. Up front last week’s hookers swap with Jack Dando getting his first start. There is a recall for Gruff Roberts at tighthead and Ross Gibbon steps of the bench to start in the second row alongside captain Alex Luff. Haval Ibrahim returns to the bench after recovering from his leg injury and he is joined by James Thomas who is back in the capital after a spell down west. 


15.  Ed Doe

14.  Nick McGowan

13.  Charlie Johnson

12.  Lloyd Chalke

11.  Owen Marshall

10.  Ianto Griffiths

9.    Luke O’Brien


1.  Rhys Jenkins

2.  Jack Dando

3.  Gruff Roberts

4.  Alex Luff (c)

5.  Ross Gibbon

6   Garrick Armstrong

7   Andrew Bradbury

8.  Patrick Marks


16. Peter Lloyd

17. Chris Hole

18  Haval Ibrahim

19  James Thomas

20. Tim Cronin