2016/2017 Fosters Challenge Cup
Cardiff 15 v 24 Bridgend
11 January 2017 - Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Bridgend Ravens

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Cardiff - Bridgend

Cardiff entertain Bridgend Ravens in the Challenge Cup tonight (Wed 19:30) at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park and make 13 changes to the side that played at the weekend.

The two ‘survivors’ are both in the second row where Ben Thomas and Jack Davies continue their partnership. The front row sees a new face in Hywel Jones. Joe Page starts at hooker, Gavin Nash completes the front three. Johnathan Edwards comes into the back row along with Jake Conway and Joe Gaughan.

It’s all change in the backs with Tom Slater forming a new partnership with debutant Oliver Jenkins, the fly-half having played against Cardiff a few weeks ago for Clwb Rygbi. Lloyd Chalke and Paul Smith start for the first time together in the centre.

On the bench there is a welcome return for Club captain Luke Ford along with three new faces, David Walsh, Lee Swindlehurst and Huw Thomas.

Cardiff (v Bridgend)

15 Lewys Montague

14 Cameron Gibbon

13 Lloyd Chalke

12 Paul King

11 Olli Smyth

10 Oliver Jenkins

9 Tom Slater

1 Gavin Nash

2 Joe Page

3 Hywel Jones

4 Ben Thomas

5 Jack Davies

6 Johnathan Edwards

7 Jake Conway

8 Joe Gaughan

16 Dan Watts

17 David Walsh

18 Lee Swindlehurst

19 Huw Thomas

20 Mike Hale

21 Luke Ford

22 Harry Griffiths

23 Ceri Young