2012/2013 SWALEC Cup
Blackwood 32 v 18 Wanderers
16 February 2013 - Glan-yr-Afon Park, Blackwood
Glamorgan Wanderers

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Cup challenge this Saturday




 “Cup rugby always brings a new dimension despite it being against a league opponent such as Blackwood. They were victorious against us recently but it was a game we felt that we should have won. It’s a close one to call” commented Manager Luke Burton before the SWALEC cup trip to Blackwood.

“Despite the weather we’ve made use of the time wisely. There should not be any excuses on the fitness front. Both sides will probably be a little ring rusty, the side who makes the least mistakes will probably prevail” added head coach Matthew Bolton.

For the second trip to Blackwood in 6 weeks the Wanderers stick with the squad selected in the recently cancelled fixtures. The backs see one change with Owen Marshall stepping off the bench ton start on the wing and up front Steff Simpson starts at loosehead with Will Higgins joining the starting lineup for the first time after several impressive performances for the dev squad. With the extra players on the bench fit again Dan Richards and Mike Stephens join the squad after injuries picked up early in the season 

15.  Ed Doe

14.  Owen Marshall

13.  Mike Smith

12.  Charlie Johnson

11.  Lloyd Chalke

10.  Ianto Griffiths

9.    Luke O’Brien


1.  Steff Simpson

2.  Peter Lloyd

3.  Rhys Jenkins

4.  Alex Luff (c)

5.  will Higgins

6   Garrick Armstrong

7   Dave Ellis

8.  Ross Gibbon


16. Joe Russell

17. Haval Ibrahim

18  Tom Crosse

19. Phil Wheeler

20. Tim Cronin

21. Gareth Cull

22. Mike Stephens

23. Dan Richards