2016/2017 WRU National Cup
Cardiff 32 v 43 Pontypool
18 February 2017 - Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff

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Cardiff - Pontypool

Cardiff lock horns with Pontypool on Saturday in round two of the National Cup at the BT Sport Arms Park

Kick off is at 6:30 pm due to the Cardiff Blues playing earlier in the afternoon. This will be the eleventh cup meeting between the two sides with Cardiff holding a ten- three advantage in the previous meetings.

Cardiff welcome back at full back Rhun Williams who has been playing in the Blues side in recent weeks. He slots in at full back with Ceri Young and James Beal completing the back three. Lloyd Chalke and Will Rees Hole form the centre partnership with the half backs remaining from last week’s game against Swansea.

In the pack Ethan Lewis returns at hooker in an otherwise unchanged eight from last week.

Cardiff (vs Pontypool)

15 Rhun Williams

14 James Beal

13 Lloyd Chalke

12 Will Rees Hole

11 Ceri Young

10 Gareth Thompson

9 Liam Free

1 Rob Lewis

2 Ethan Lewis

3 Aled Rees

4 Jack Davies

5 James Murphy

6 James Sheekey

7 Jordan Viggers

8 Ben Thomas

16 Joe Tomlinson

17 Gavin Nash

18 Joe Page

19 Johnathan Edwards

20 Tom Slater

21 Paul King

22 James Whittingham