Glamorgan Wanderers
2012/2013 SWALEC National Championship
Wanderers 12 v 19 Newbridge
27 March 2013 - Memorial Ground, Ely, Cardiff

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Busy Schedule begins with Gwent challenge




“Always tough opposition, plenty of Gwent grunt up front and pace behind to back it up” commented head coach Matthew Bolton when asked about Wednesdays opponents Newbridge.

“Our team is very different from the last time our sides met. Only six players remain from the 20 that went to Newbridge back in September. Tomorrow’s game should be very different to that defeat at the start of the season” added manager Luke Burton.    

The Wanderers welcome back outside half Ianto Griffiths for the visit of Newbridge RFC this week. That means that Gareth Cull moves into the centre alongside Charlie Johnson. Ed Doe returns at full back with Mike Stephens moving to the bench. Up front Haval Ibrahim starts at loosehead with Will Griff John joining the squad to start at tighthead.  The young back row unit of Dave Ellis, Dan Richards and Garrick Armstrong get another start together and Steff Simpson comes onto the bench after captaining the Development squad of late.  

15.  Ed Doe

14.  Owen Marshall

13.  Gareth Cull

12.  Charlie Johnson

11.  Josh Hurley

10.  Ianto Griffiths

9.    Luke O’Brien

1.  Haval Ibrahim

2.  Peter Lloyd

3.  Will Gruff John

4.  Alex Luff (c)

5.  Will Higgins

6   Garrick Armstrong

7   Dave Ellis

8.  Dan Richards

16. Tom Crosse

17. Steff Simpson

18. Lloyd King

19  Tim Cronin

20. Mike Stephens