Wales Rugby League

Menu

Article

Welsh Conference South week 5 previews

12th June 2014, 11:11

Welsh Conference South week 5 previews

With four weeks of the season behind them this week’s Wales Conference South sees a reverse of the fixtures of the opening weekend.

With four weeks of the season behind them this week’s Wales Conference South sees a reverse of the fixtures of the opening weekend.

 

Fast improving Bridgend Blue Bulls entertain Aber Valley Wolves hoping to set the record straight after an opening day 52-24 reverse at Senghenydd on the opening day. Last weekend’s win at Torfaen has seen the Blue Bulls win their third successive game and climb to the top of the table. Head Coach Lee Harben-Jones is pleased with the progress his team have made.

 

“We’ve improved as the season has gone on and I’ve been very pleased with the commitment shown by this group so far,” said Jones. “I suspect the Wolves will be keen to get back on track having been pipped by the Raiders last time out and I am expecting a hard game.”

 

Torfaen Tigers will also be keen to return to winning ways against the Titans following their defeat to the Blue Bulls last time out. Tigers won the opening day fixture 50-22 and will be gunning for a similar victory this time.

 

“We battled well against Blue Bulls last time out” said Head Coach Jamie Williams. “We need to get back to winning ways this weekend and are looking forward to playing our friends and rivals from Newport.”

 

Both Cardiff sides are scheduled to meet this Saturday and with both sides having a stop-start season with issues of player availability a keenly contested game is envisaged this weekend. Demons Head Coach Dan Henderson says his team are raring to go.

 

“We were disappointed to have to cancel last weekend’s fixture so late but I hope we can regroup and put into a match what we’ve produced in training. As the longest established side in the capital I’m hoping for us to take on the bragging rights after this game,” said Henderson.

 

Valley Cougars A take on Gwendraeth Valley Raiders at Penallta RFC. Both sides gained their first wins of the season last time out and both will be keen to continue their winning ways. Raiders Coach Andrew Thorne admitted he was delighted with his sides win over the Wolves last time out in a high scoring encounter.

 

“We played some excellent rugby league last time out, Alan Pope and Aled Owen both scoring a hat-trick of tries each. We are slowly reaping the rewards of the efforts we have put it and are looking forward to our trip east to take on the Cougars,” said Thorne.