Aberavon Quins will look to make it three wins on the bounce in Division Two West when they travel to Aberystwyth on Saturday.
“Obviously we were happy to edge the result against Loughor and we are expecting another tough contest when we travel to Aberystwyth on the weekend. It’s a long journey and although they’ve only won one match, we know it’s definitely not going to be a walk in the park for us,” said Coach Paul Morgan. “Struggling with a few injuries this week but that will give the opportunity to some of the lads that haven’t started very much so far this season to really stake a claim to a shirt.”
Quins will be missing back row Craig Cox who is sidelined with a kidney infection, James Peploe-Williams looks set to miss a couple of months after sustaining knee ligament damage, while second row Darren Gibbs is also still unavailable. Aberavon will also be giving late fitness tests to Danny Webb, centre Gareth Pugh and outside half Marc Sheppard.
In the match of the day, newly promoted Glynneath will look to continue their scintillating start when they host fellow high fliers Cwmllynfell.
“We’re still on a high from the start we’ve had. Last Saturday was our toughest match so far, Builth had a very big pack and we’re glad to come away with a win,” said Press Officer Brian Morgan. “Obviously it ended our streak of winning matches with bonus points, but you can’t be disappointed with four points. The match on Saturday will be another tough one but everyone is looking forward to it and hopefully we can notch up another win.”
However, Cwmllynfell, who also remain unbeaten, will look to spring a surprise as they happily start as underdogs.
“We had a tough match against Skewen but luckily we came through and now our attention turns to another big match when we travel to Glynneath,” said Cwmllynfell’s Secretary Eirion Richards. “Glynneath are flying high at the moment and they’re at home so they’ll be starting as hot favourites, but we’ll go there and give it our best shot and see where that takes us.”
Unfortunately for Cwm, prop Chris Ackland is unavailable due to being on holiday, while another prop Dan Crisp is an injury concern heading into the encounter.
Another newly promoted team Kenfig Hill will also be hoping to maintain their great start when they entertain Builth Wells on Saturday.
“Obviously we’re quite pleased with our start. After gaining promotion, we sat down and our aim this year was first and foremost, to consolidate our position and compete in the league. We’re going very well and getting the rub of the green in matches, so hopefully that will continue and we can keep pushing on,” said Coach Nigel Evans. “Builth haven’t had the best of starts but we expect a tough match, and hopefully we can pick up another win.”
The Mules will be at full strength for the clash.
Elsewhere, Felinfoel travel to Kidwelly, Loughor welcome Crymych and Skewen host struggling Maesteg.