PREMIERSHIP UPDATE

After Neath’s spectacular 8-try 59-14 demolition of Cross Keys, things are as tight as can be at the top – and a win for Neath next Saturday will propel them into first place.

Newport remain top after dismissing Swansea 28-10. Rhys Jenkins, Chay Smith, Llywarch ap Myrddin and Matty O’Brien got tries, Arwel Robson converting four, for the Rodney Paraders. Scrapping Swansea’s sole try came from Paul John, Laurence Howley (Ed’s brother) converted and Josh Martin kicked a penalty.

Despite having flanker Tom Morgan red-carded again, Bridgend condemned Cardiff to a remarkable fifth consecutive defeat 33-26 at the Brewery Field. Home tries were scored by Eddie Drake, Connor Tantum, Matthew Powell, Tom O’Flaherty and Jamie Murphy who converted four. Cameron Gibbon, Will Rees-Hole, Harry Millard and Rhys Carre got tries for Cardiff, Jarrod Evans converting three.

On Sunday, Llanell swamped Bargoed 52-7 with tries Tom Rogers (2), Jack Condy (2), Kalum Evans, Steffan Hughes, Tom Williams, Lloyd Pike and six conversions by Ioan Hughes to a Bryce Morgan try converted by James Hallett. The table now reads :-

P W D L FOR AGST T Points
Newport 4 4 0 0 95 41 13 18
Cross Keys 5 4 0 1 87 78 10 17
Llanelli 6 3 0 3 146 113 19 16
Bridgend 5 3 0 2 107 88 14 15
Neath 4 3 0 1 125 63 15 14
Swansea 6 1 0 5 72 156 9 6
Bargoed 3 1 0 2 25 87 4 4
Cardiff 5 0 0 5 94 124 10 4
REMAINING FIXTURES
Saturday, April 15 Neath v Bargoed
Saturday, April 22 Bargoed v Newport
Saturday, April 29 Bargoed v Bridgend
Cross Keys v Cardiff
Newport v Llanelli
Swansea v Neath
Friday, May 5 Neath v Bridgend
Saturday, May 6 Bargoed v Cardiff
Newport v Cross Keys
Saturday, May 13 Play Offs : 1 v 4, 2 v 3
Saturday, May 20 Play Off Final