Pembrokeshire rugby fixtures for Saturday, October 13th  (2.30pm):


Narberth v Maesteg Quins

To go to Pontypool and win is a mammoth task for anyone in the Championship, but The Otters would have been desperately disappointed to be hammered in the manner they were.

They didn't compete in the second half and Sean Gale and staff will no doubt be demanding a response at home to eighth placed Maesteg Quins.

There are six changes from last week as Jake Jenkins comes in at 12, and there are starts for winger Laurence Headlam and No 9 Lewys Gibby.

Bradley Davies, Tom Slater, and Jake Simm all come into the front five.

Narberth: Nick Gale, Jonny Morgan, Jack Price, Jake Jenkins, Laurence Headlam, Ianto Griffiths, Lewys Gibby, Bradley Davies, Dan Smith, Tom Slater, Jake Simm, Alex Jenkins (capt), Rich Rees, Tom Powell, Steffan Phillips. Replacements: Kyle Hamer, Dan Jacobs, Harry Phillips, Rhys Lane, Kieran Jones.

Division One West:

Crymych v Kidwelly

The Preseli Men notched a four try bonus point in an open and exciting game at Yr Hendy last week, but this is a different kettle of fish.

Firstly, the weather suggests this will be forward orientated, and secondly, it is a game Crymych must win with Kidwelly currently second from bottom.

Randal Williams is currently fielding a young side but one of the more experienced performers, flanker Aled Harries, stood out with a try last week and their current back row of him, Sion Colella and skipper Osian Davies is a strong one.

But the front five also need a big shift tomorrow and the likes of prop Ryan Rees, who has experience at Championship level, need the edge at the set piece.

Tenby United v Llangennech

Another side who must win are Tenby United, but their work will be cut out again against a Llangennech team with three league wins from four.

As so often this season, they were in the game at half time against Llanelli Wanderers last week as promising young forward Jack Broadhurst grabbed a first senior try, but failed to put an 80 minute performance together.

But despite being bottom, a win here could well see them leap frog both Kidwelly and Aberystwyth and head coach Gareth Thomas as opted for changes aplenty.

Jack Tucker, Moritz Neumann and Yannic Parker all come into the three quarters and in the pack, club captain Luke Dedman starts in the bench with flanker Jason Ronowitz taking over.

Mike Davis, Roy Osborn, Huw Evans, Dan Allen, Jack Davies are also new starters from last week.

Tenby United: Jack Tucker, Jordan Asparassa, Jack Parkinson, Moritz Neumann, Yannic Parker, Lloyd Thomas, Ben Pugh, Huw Evans, Dan Allen, Jack Davies, Tom Barrass, Roy Osborn, Mike Davis, Jason Ronowitz (capt), Harry Owen. Replacements: Wes Bonser, Luke Dedman, Jack Broadhurst, Luke Dedman, Ashley Murdoch.

Whitland v Llanelli Wanderers

The honeymoon period in Division One seems over for The Borderers, and they will have to dig deep here to avoid a third straight league defeat.

The Wanderers scored five tries to comfortably put away Tenby last week and Rhydian Morris also punished The Seasiders further by kicking 15 points. The home side can ill afford to give him too many shots at goal tomorrow.

There is a first season start for Josh Watson on the wing and Scott Lloyd is back in the centre in place of Gino Setaro. Zac France Miller replaces Tomos Evans in the front row.

Skipper Marc Jones and vice Nico Setaro are both listed to start, although with both enjoying the arrivals of new borns last week, expect some beary eyes.

Whitland: Geraint Jones, Josh Watson, Rhys Schiavone, Scott Lloyd, Liam Price, Nico Setaro, Adam Davies, Zac France Miller, Marc Jones, Aaron Mayne, Raff Williams, Dai Ebsworth, James Thomas, Ryan Morgan, Jack Mason. Replacements: Gethin Lewis, James Lewis, Ben Kirk, Tom Parry, Sean Coles.

Division Two West:

Mumbles v Fishguard

That 13-12 win over Pontarddulais was huge for Fishguard last week, not least because of the manner of it. Having started with three narrow defeats, to have held their nerve in a tense finale would have given them a lot of self belief.

Since the injury to James Griffiths two seasons ago they have struggled to field a regular No 10, so the availability of Kial Keane, who kicked eight vital points in the win on Saturday, is going to be important.

They will eye a chance of another win tomorrow with Mumbles also having only won once, but the Swansea side have improved greatly after starting with two heavy defeats.

What is a concern for The Seagulls is there injury list - and the fact coach Nathan Jenkins and brother Steve had to name themselves on the bench last week suggests they are short on cover.

They need to travel as strong as possible for another winnable game tomorrow.

Pembroke v Tumble

All of a sudden, this looks a big game for Pembroke.

After starting with two wins they've endured three straight defeats, although scoring 29 points against leaders Penclawdd, with No 8 Sam Samith scoring a hat trick, was encouraging.

Tumble are struggling and lie second from bottom, and were well beaten in Burry Port last Saturday.

Coaches Geraint Lewis and Kyle Davies will see this as a great chance to get back on track.

St Clears v Loughor

St Clears will fancy this, having beaten the same side 52-27 in the Plate only two weeks ago.

But while their form has picked up lately, they still lie bottom of the table and need a second league win here.

Half backs Rhodri Evans and Rhodri Jones have given them direction and the boot of James Davies helped secure a bonus point in Pontyberem last week.

Loughor have won four of five league games and although they have all been against teams in the bottom half, but I suspect they will travel to Carmarthen with more intent than they did last month.

It is unlikely to be the same points-fest again tomorrow, but The Saints could well be out the bottom two if they prevail again.

Division Three West A:

Aberaeron v Milford Haven

This suddenly looks a big, big game for Milford.

Since losing at the same venue in the Bowl on September 13th, The Mariners have only played once, a routine win in St Davids.

It was seven penalties from Rhodri Jenkins that proved the undoing for Milford that day, and needless to say, Nathan Williams' side have to produce a more disciplined display this time around.

They should at least be travelling stronger this time around but they can ill afford ring rust after two weekends off, and grinding out a result here could be crucial come the end of the season.

Aberaeron progressed in the Bowl again on Saturday with a 12-10 win in Lampeter Town, and the week before were clinical in the first half against Llangwm as centre Tom Slinger starred.

This will be an intense 80 minutes.

Laugharne v Haverfordwest

Since losing to Milford Haven, The Blues have recorded four comfortable league and cup wins and seem to have found some of the cohesion that was missing from their play that day at The Obs.

But this will be the first time since that they get really tested, with Laugharne looking to bounce back from their Bowl defeat in Trimsaran.

Both No 10's, OWAIN THOMAS (private joke) and Craig Barnett are runners who look to attack, but both may have to reign that in tomorrow if the rain comes down.

The forward battle will inevitably be vital, and opposing captains Carl Smith and Matthew Clarke, both good ball carriers, will want to set the tone for their forwards.

Llanybydder v Cardigan

After that defeat at Neyland, Llanybydder have bounced back with a league win over Tregaron and a 26-0 success in the Bowl at New Dock Stars on Saturday.

It hasn't quite happened for Cardigan this season though, and a tight win in Tregaron remains their only league win.

The Teifisiders were also well beaten by Nantgaredig in the Bowl on Saturday and while coach Colin Davies will not be panicking, he will want his side to start picking up results pronto.

Bydder is never an easy place to play (or get to), and Cardigan will need full blooded commitment to get a result.

Cardigan: Llyr Jones, Rhydian Jenkins, Dan Purnell, Marcus Castle, Kieran Hurley, Iwan John, Gwern Phillips, Ben Hughes, Daniel Evans, Andrew Fletcher, Dean Harries, Sion Phillips, Tom Taylor, Dafydd Wyn Rotie, Colin Davies. Replacements: Andrew Jones, William Brice, Ifan Morgan, Alun Williams, William Delve.

St Davids v Pembroke Dock Quins

Something has to give here with both sides awaiting a first win of the season.

St Davids have had plenty of the ball in games so far but rarely turned possession into points, while The Quins have tended to fade in the second half of matches.

Both needs to address those flaws although the visitors at least will be buoyed by that 24-48 loss to Llanybydder last time out, scoring their first tries of the campaign and notching a bonus point.

St Davids should welcome back one key man in Rhys Morgan after injury and whoever gets the win here, it should do them the World of good.

The loser meanwhile, could face a long few weeks.

Tregaron v Llangwm

Tregaron are another side yet to win this season, and Llangwm will travel to Mid Wales with real hope of a rare away win.

The Wasps hammered Pembroke 2nds in the Palmer Cup last week and again it was No 8 Josh Hicks who was at the centre of their play with three tries, while Louis Murphy also impressed.

It won't be that easy tomorrow and Tregaron's recent 9-12 home loss to Cardigan was a big improvement after hidings from Neyland and Llanybydder.

The surface can get very heavy up there and expect a proper dogfight.