The greatest attribute of Welsh rugby is the depth found in Division 3C. Quality teams throughout.
Cwmtwrch v Pontardawe
Cwmtwrch have leaked tries since their opening 14 all draw with Pontycymmer, with Pontyates and Cwmgwrach both putting over 40 points on the scoreboard. They will need to tighten that defence as Pontardawe visit. Pontardawe are much-fancied this year and have followed their opening day loss to Cwmwgrach with two bonus-point victories themselves.
Away Win: Ponty to push for a real promotion charge
Fall Bay v Pontycymmer
Fall Bay have struggled in recent times but they will go into this home game with a bit of confidence. ‘Bay competed well against a good Penybanc side last week and asked questions of South Gower the week before. Pontycymmer are realising that life is far from easy in the lowest tier in West Central rugby after their relegation last year. Anything other than a win from the away side will be seen as an alarm bell.
Home win: Everything happens sometimes.
Pantyffynnon v Pontyates
Pantyffynnon have been a concern so far this season. The only side in West Central rugby not to have a point on the board and shipped 96 in their two matches. A good time to play them? Pontyates will think so, especially after their two wins from two matches. If the away side win today then they would be sitting here with 3 for 3.. The had won 3 from 14 games at one stage last season.
Away Win: Form suggests.
Rhigos v Cwmgwrach
This must be a derby of sorts! Rhigos are a tough team to beat, solid defensively and they will make any sided work hard to get the points. Cwmgwrach will be aware of this and have a real spring in their step after a fantastic start to the campaign. 3 from 3 for the boys from the witches village, Cwmgwrach will be in the top 4 at the end of the season, it is away games like this which will decide whether that’s in the top two or just missing out.
Away Win: As long as Cwmgwrach keep their heads then I expect a win for them.
South Gower v Penybanc
First verse second in the early league table and a great chance to see how good both of these sides really are. South Gower looked good last season and they look even better this time out. Emphatic in their first two matches but Tonna gave them a bit of a scare last week. Penybanc have surprised us with their start if we are being honest but they will face far tougher competition today and it gives a chance for all to see whether they are genuine title contenders of are enjoying a ‘false’ position.
Home win: South Gower will finish top 3 this year.
Tonna v Ogmore Vale
Both of these sides are solid at this level, I see them as a very good judge. If you can beat them then you are likely to finish top half, lose and expect the opposite. When they face each other then expect an even match. Both have faced a difficult start to the season and will relish the competition this game is bound to bring.
Home win: I’d have gone home win if Ogmore were home too.
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