Pembrokeshire rugby fixtures for Saturday, March 2nd (2.30pm):

WRU Championship:

Cardiff Met v Narberth

Narberth came through a tight one to beat Trebanos 10-8 two weeks ago and have another tough contest in store here.

The Otters beat Cardiff Met 16-11 at home and while the students had an off day last Saturday against Newbridge, beaten 34-7, they still lie just one point behind Sean Gale's side in fourth.

Nick Gale, Jack Price and Rhys Lane return to the backline after being on the bench against Trebanos, while the only change in the pack sees loosehead prop Bradley Davies replace Daniel Jacobs.

A big test awaits in the capital.

Narberth: Nick Gale, Will Lewis, Kieron Jones, Jack Price, Yannic Parker, Jonathan Rogers, Rhys Lane, Bradley Davies, Rhodri Owens, Tom Slater, Tom Kaijaks, Alex Jenkins (capt), Dewi Williams, Tom Powell, Rich Rees. Replacements: Kyle Hamer, Dan Jacobs, Harry Phillips, Lewys Gibby, Gethin Gibby.

Division One West:

Crymych v Llanelli Wanderers

It was an off day for Crymych in Dunvant a fortnight ago, but they are still in a position to push for a top two finish.

This is a chance to get back on track against a Llanelli side lying 10th and have suffered three defeats in a row. Their last win came in Tenby where their strong rolling maul yielded two late tries, so the Preseli Men must be on guard against that.

But the home pack has been formidable of late with Aled Harries one of many standing out, and I'd back them to bounce back here.

They will have to do so without Gethin Gibby though, who has been called up by Narberth.

Tenby United v Kidwelly

They are yet to win after 16 league games, but this could be the day for Tenby against a side just one place above them.

Kidwelly do have two wins to their name but none since December 29th, and like Tenby are facing relegation.

For the Seasiders, 18-year-old Joe Owen starts on the wing and Harry Rossitter also comes onto the bench after both impressed in the second team win over Whitland last Friday. Another to play that night and start tomorrow is veteran No 8 Jason Ronowitz. He packs down at No 8 with Roy Osborne on the flank.

The home side are about as strong as they can be. Now they mjust make it count.

Tenby United: Aaron James, Joe Owen, Shane Rossitter, Moritz Neumann, Jordan Asparassa, Lloyd Thomas, Ben Pugh, Huw Evans, Dan Allen, Rob Luly, Tom Barrass, Luke Dedman, Jack Broadhurst, Roy Osborne, Jason Ronowitz. Replcements: Ethan Morgan, Charlie Patching, Mike Davies, Jack Tucker, Harry Rossitter.

Whitland v Felinfoel

Whitland's momentum was halted by that defeat in Aber, and arguably an even tougher test awaits them here.

As mentioned Felinfoel were made to work hard at Heywood Lane but they now have 14 wins from 16 games and look certain to win the title. In Aled Roberts they have a composed No 10 and The Borderers know about their all round strength having lost 39-20 there in November.

The home side have been dealt a blow with the news Liam Price is out for the rest of the season with injury, so Gino Setaro returns in the centre. Scott Lloyd and Sean Coles come back onto the wings.

In the pack, the only change from the trip to Mid-Wales sees second row Courtney Bowman swap with James Thomas.

Whitland: Dan Evans, Scott Lloyd, Gino Setaro, Josh Thomas, Sean Coles, Nico Setaro, Adam Davies, Aaron Mayne, Marc Jones, Jimmy Buirds, Dai Ebsworth, Courtney Bowman, Jack Mason, Ryan Morgan, Scott Buirds. Replacements: Gethin Lewis, T Finucane, Ben Kirk, James Thomas, Scott Candler.

Division Two West:

Pembroke v Pontyberem

A massive game at Crickmarren as first plays third.

Leaders Pembroke are four points clear off their visitors but have played a game more, and both sides come into this on long unbeaten runs. Something has to give.

The Scarlets won 36-0 in Pontarddulais last time out and again showcased the strength of their squad, with winger Tom Harding-Jones shining with a superb try. They have the power up front, and the composure and threat behind, to win this league now but tomorrow will be critical. Toby Smith has given his side real direction this year and his battle with opposite number Mike Sauro at No 10 will be a big factor in the result here.

Pontyberem are coached by former Narberth flanker Wayne Willimas, no stranger to big games, and may have former Fishguard centre Mike Jenkins in their backline. They will mean business as well. 

Pembroke have been involved in some huge games these past two seasons. Here's another one.

Penclawdd v Fishguard

Pembroke will also be hoping for a huge favour off Fishguard as they go to second placed Penclawdd.

After an upturn in form the Seagulls were stifled by Carmarthen Athletic a fortnight ago - and will have a job on their hands against a home side who come in on the back of a 20-10 win at Loughor.

But whilst The Seagulls have always struggled for consistency in Division Two, they have also always been capable of turning anyone over. They have obvious experience up front but now boast a talented young backline with the likes of Robbie Jones, Luke Marshall, Thomas George, and Sion Rowlands all impressing over the season. 

Nathan Jenkins and Simon James will set their team out to take it to the hosts.

St Clears v Tumble

Now 15 points off third bottom Mumbles, this is the last chance saloon for St Clears.

Tumble are rock bottom, have won just once in 17 games, and the Carmarthenshire Saints must put them away.

They were better in Burry Port than the 36-7 defeat suggested but coach Tim Poole will know there can be no excuses here. A win will give them a tiny glimmer of hope, and a big morale boost to go with it.

They did have Owain Davies back at No 9 in Llanelli and it was winger Will Davies who again provided their try. The home side will want the ball in his hands in space tomorrow.

Division Three West A:

Haverfordwest v Llanybydder

Two teams who notched narrow but vital wins two weeks ago.

Haverfordwest pulled one out of the fire at Neyland, with a last ditch drop goal from Mike Jones giving them a 9-8 win. Llanybydder meanwhile, caused a big shock by ending the unbeaten run of Milford, prevailing 17-12 with tries from Carwyn Balyney and Llyr James. Arwel Thomas also kicked seven vital points.

So this is geared up to be close one. The Blues now lie second while The Bydder will now be looking at a higher finish than their current position of fifth.

Both sides now have a chance to head into the final stretch with some proper momentum.

Laugharne v Tregaron

It's been a mixed season for Laugharne thus far. They are capable of beating anyone in the division but four defeats, including that 17-5 loss in Aberaeron, means they won't be challenging for the title.

But this is the kind of game they tend to cut loose and Owain Thomas will be releasing his backs at every opportunity. Tregaron are capable of dragging sides into a dog fight and prop Dorian Pugh continued his impressive season with two tries in the 38-17 win over St Davids. So the home side will look to move the away pack around quickly.

The Mid-Wales side have improved as the season has gone on but as so often, how strongly they travel on a long journey will dictate how big a test they provide.

Milford Haven v Cardigan

Now we'll see what Milford Haven are made of. After that win over Neyland they seemed to be charging towards the title but then came that defeat in Llanybydder and for the first time this season, they must respond to a league defeat.

But if nothing else, any complacency that may have crept in will have evaporated, and that's despite winning 32-12 in Cardigan back in November. The Teifisiders have improved since then and Colin Davies and co can have a real go at The Obs with little pressure on them.

Aberaeron are in Bowl action so a win for The Mariners will widen the gap again. Second row David Round and No 10 Efan Morgan are likely to both return after missing the game in Carmarthen, but Dewi Williams is again with Narberth.

Neyland v St Davids

Neyland lost a game they felt they should have win against Haverfordwest last time out, and St Davids will hope they don't vent frustrations here.

Especially given they put 100 points on the Saints away, and the likes of Henry McBeth and Patrick Bellerby had a field day. The visitors can't afford to give them anything like that amount of time and space again.

Prop Chad Monk also impressed on debut against The Blues and the scrum is one area St Davids can test teams. Hooker Rhys Price has stood out for them of late and they were bang in the game at Tregaron a fortnight ago before fading in the last 20 minutes.

Anthony Davies will know his side must compete for 80 tomorrow, or a tough afternoon awaits.

WRU Bowl quarter final:

Oakdale v Aberaeron

Aberaeron are just two wins from the Principality Stadium and chances like this don't come round very often.

Inevitably, they will have to overcome a long away day to go through with this trip to Caerphilly. Oakdale are top of Division Three East A with 11 wins from 12 games, and won 20-11 at St Albans in the last round to get here.

Justin Lloyd and Aled Davies know their side will need a big display, but they will be fired up. And if there is one thing Aberaeron are used to doing - it's travelling.