Didn’t go to Dave Parade on Saturday, where Ebbw Vale went down to Newport 13-22. Full report on the Ebbw Vale RFC website and in the South Wales Andrex.
Lots of injuries and a huge turnover in personnel from last season means that its taking time for the team to gel, but it sounds like this was a huge improvement over last week’s 3-30 defeat at home to Cardiff. There have been some encouraging signs though. The Andrex had new centre Nick Wakley (pictured) as its man of the match last Saturday, and he was my pick in the Cardiff game too.
At least at this time of year the games come thick and fast, and there’s a chance to get into the win column with a home game when Pontypridd make the same trek as me to Ebbw on Friday evening. Hopefully there’ll be a few celebratory beers afterwards. As DNG asks "are we out?" Aye.