Wizards cast a winning spell
ABERAVON have enjoyed a great start to the Principality Premiership season and they hope that will continue with the visit of Carmarthen Quins this afternoon.
The Quins travel to the Talbot Athletic Ground after their shock defeat to Llanelli last weekend while the Wizards are currently on a four-game winning streak, which has included victories over Llandovery, Pontypridd and reigning champions Merthyr.
“The victory against Merthyr away was particularly pleasing,” said Aberavon head coach Jason Hyatt.
“Not many sides go to Merthyr and get a win, they have a very proud ground record there, so to go there and get a win was superb.
“I think that gave the squad a lot of confidence.
“The boys are working very hard to maintain standards and are trying to push the bar even higher.
“The energy in the squad is tremendous, the players drive that and winning is a huge part of that.
“You can’t get that winning feeling unless you are winning on a regular basis.
“But we are under no illusions, the Quins are very well coached, they are a good side and traditionally they are always up there or thereabouts.
“They will be bitterly disappointed with losing to Llanelli last week so they’ll come up wanting to right a few wrongs.”
Elsewhere, Llanelli will look to continue their revival at Bargoed while Neath welcome Merthyr as they still await their first win of the season.
After their 17-try thriller against Neath last week, Pontypridd visit Swansea, Newport face the long trip north to face RGC 1404, while Bridgend Ravens entertain Llandovery.
Meanwhile, Ebbw Vale will hope to make it seven wins from seven when they host Cross Keys at Eugene Cross Park (5.15pm).