Aberavon
2012/2013 Principality Premiership
Aberavon 41 v 39 Cross Keys
06 April 2013 - Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot
Cross Keys

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Aberavon v Cross Keys Principality Premiership

Cross Keys head to the Talbot Athletic Ground on Saturday afternoon to take on Aberavon in the rearranged Principality Premiership fixture which was postponed just before Christmas.

The Wizards started the season in very unusual fashion, winning just once in the league up until February, but since February they have been one of the Premiership's form teams. They have won 7 of their 9 games since then, with the only defeats coming against Rotherham in the British & Irish Cup and narrowly against runaway Premiership leaders Pontypridd (17-22) in March.

In Keys home fixture against the Wizards on the third week of the season Keys were victorious with a comfortable 37-11 bonus point win. Points for Keys came from tries by centres Luke Ford (x2) and Aled James. Also crossing for Keys were lock Danny Hodge and number 8 Adam Powell. Dean Gunter kicked 2 conversions and 2 penalties with substitute Dorian Jones also adding a conversion. For the Wizards points came from a Ben Thomas try and 2 penalties by Craig Evans.

With captain Rob Nash and vice captain Leon Andrews both unavailable Ryan James will skipper Keys from scrum half and Dragons prop Nathan Williams starts for Keys.

The team selected for Saturday is as follows:-

15. Elliot Jones
14. Kristian Baller
13. Nathan Williams
12. Phil Williams
11. Nathan Trowbridge

10. Dorian Jones
9. Ryan James (c)

1. Nathan Williams
2. Gerwyn Price
3. Anthony Lott
4. Danny Hodge
5. Ollie Hodge
6. Tom Lampard
7. Scott Matthews
8. Adam Powell

Replacements: James Johnstone, Rhys Miller, Craig Gould, Sean Higgins, Rhys Peebles, Jonathan Lewis, Angus O'Brien, Gareth David.

Aberavon v Cross Keys Principality Premiership

Venue: The Talbot Athletic Ground, Aberavon

Date: 6th April 2013

Kick Off: 2.30pm

Referee: Simon Rees Touch Judges: Peter Evans & Peter Mortimer

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