2012/2013 SWALEC National Championship
Blackwood 20 v 16 Wanderers
05 January 2013 - Glan-yr-Afon Park, Blackwood
Glamorgan Wanderers

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“Its games against teams around us in the division that can have a huge bearing on the outcome of our season.” Commented head coach Matthew Bolton “an eight pointer if ever there was one”

“The weather and Christmas will have had an effect on all teams” added manager Luke Burton “we’ve had the boys in the gym and tried to keep them sharp. Lets hope they’ve kept off the excesses over the last week or so”

For the trip to Blackwood the Wanderers keep the faith with the squad selected for the Xmas games. The backline remains unchanged with Ed Doe at fullback and Tom James, who did a great job as stand in scrum half, reverting to the wing. Up front ex Wanderers youth player Reuben Tucker gets a release from Cardiff to have a run out and Captain Alex Luff is back on duty after being unavailable for the cancelled Newbridge game. Michael Smith joins the bench after recovering from injury sustained in September. 

15.  Ed Doe

14.  Tom James

13.  Charlie Johnson

12.  Loren Quick

11.  Lloyd Chalke

10.  Ianto Griffiths

9.    Luke O’Brien


1.  Rhys Jenkins

2.  Peter Lloyd

3.  Tom Crosse

4.  Alex Luff (c)

5.  Ross Gibbon

6   Garrick Armstrong

7   Andrew Bradbury

8.  Reuben Tucker


16. Haval Ibrahim

17. Jo Russell

18  Dave Ellis

19  Michael Smith

20. Owen Marshall