Pembrokeshire rugby fixtures for Saturday, March 30th:

WRU Championship:

Tata Steel v Narberth

In terms of the race for second, that was a big win for Narberth over Ystrad Rhondda last week.

Even more so as they had to dig deep due to injuries with centre Jack Price moving into second row at one point. 

Tomorrow they face a Tata Steel side who won 28-16 at Rhydyfelin last week, but who have struggled for consistency this season with 10 defeats in 16 starts.

Lewys Gibby starts at No 9 for The Otters after impressing off the bench last week, and Bradley Davies starts in the front row. The other change sees Tom Powell back at No 8.

Narberth: Ianto Griffiths, Liam Hutchings, Kieran Jones, Jack Price, Yannic Parker, Jonathan Rogers, Lewys Gibby, Bradley Davies, Rhodri Owens, Tom Kaijaks, Alex Jenkins (capt), Callum Tree, Dewi Williams, Kyle Hamer, Tom Powell. Replacements: Rich Rees, Dan Smith, Daniel Jacobs, Rhys Lane, Jake Jenkins.

Division One West:

Crymych v Llangennech

The Preseli Men were bang in the game at Gorseinon last week before an interception try prompted a bad few minutes - and they eventually went on to lose 46-23.

But they have not lost at home in the league since September and Llangennech's second place status won't faze them. Especially as they lost to the same side 27-24 away in a game they could have won. They should also have Gethin Gibby available with him not names by Narberth.

Gethin Davies impressed at flanker with two tries last week and with four games and a Pembrokeshire KO Cup final to come, coach Randal Williams will be targeting a big finish from here.

Tenby United v Gorseinon

It was always going to be tough for Tenby in Dunvant last week with so many of their younger players tied up with the youth team, but they look stronger this weekend.

They play an in-form Gorseinon though, who as mentioned saw off Crymych last Saturday.

Again there are new faces mixed with some experienced ones as Harry Bolton comes back into the squad, while former skipper Luke Hansford returns on permit from Newcastle Emlyn.

Tom Barrass, who has alreasy impressed in the front and second row this seasons, finds himself at No 8.

Tenby United: Jack Tucker, Jordan Asparassa, Billy Truman, Moritz Neumann, Evan Watson, Lloyd Thomas, Dan Thomas, Ethan Morgan, Dan Allen, Rob Luly, Huw Evans, Luke Dedman, Gwili Owens, Luke Hansford, Tom Barrass. Replacements: Geoff Martin, Harry Bolton, Mark Hamilton, Nathan Owen, Charlie Patching.

Whitland v Dunvant

Things can change pretty quickly in Division One, and having at one point been hovering abvoe relegation Whitland are now up to fourth - and with three home games to come.

They stormed back well in Kidwelly last Saturday after a slow start, the returning James Stephenson scoring two tries, and another win here will see them climb above their visitors and into third.

Unusually, coaches Gareth Bennett and Dan Mason have the kept the same backline that started last week, and the only change sees Tom Finucane make a first start at prop having impressed off the bench in his last two games. He swaps with Aaron Mayne.

Whitland: James Stephenson, Scott Lloyd, Gino Setaro, Josh Thomas, Jonathan Thomas, Nico Setaro, Adam Davies, Tom Finucane, Marc Jones, Jimmy Buirds, Raff Williams, Courtney Bowman, Ben Kirk, Jamie Thomas, Scott Buirds. Replacements: Josh Thomas, Aaron Mayne, Ryan Morgan, Simon Meakins, Jack Mason.

Division Two West:

Pembroke v Loughor

Pembroke have three games to go and all are must win.

After that Toby Smith inspired win in Mumbles they lie second and three points off Penclawdd (also three games left) and two ahead of third placed Pontyberem (three games left).

Loughor themselves pushed Pontyberem hard last week and only lost 28-22 so this won't be easy - and the two played out a hard game in December which the Scarlets won 24-22.

No 8 Sam Smith was also impressive last Saturday and after last season, the squad has experience of must win games in a title run in. One thing is for sure - Geraint Lewis and Kyle Davies will have them focused.

Pembroke dare not lose.

Pontyberem v Fishguard

What the Scarlets would also love is a massive favour from their Pembrokeshire rivals.

Fishguard have now been awarded five points from their game with Tycroes last week (they were leading 27-14 with five minutes left) and have already beaten Pontyberem 10-5 at The Moors.

The Seagulls seemed to have sorted out the two problems that plagued them at the start of the season - starting slowly and losing narrow games. Their youngsters are also continuing to impress with prop Lewis Davies and full back Robbie Jones both on the score sheet last week.

Sion Rowlands returns to the centre tomorrow which means Thomas George moves to the wing, and Jordan James replaces Lewis Davies at flanker.

Fishguard: Robbie Jones, Thomas George, Sion Rowlands, Kial Keane, Ed Bendall, Geraint Jones, Andrew Williams, Ryan McVeigh, Gavin Walsh, Tomos Evans, Ben John, Luke Freebury, Jordan James,Chris Shousha (capt), Simon James. Replacements: Liam Wilkes, Lewis Davies, Gwil Evans, Scott Richies, Osian Lewis.

St Clears v Mumbles

Is there hope for St Clears? Possibly.

It is still not known if two or three are going down - but St Clears lie second bottom and they trail Saturday's opponents by 11 points. The Carmarthenshire Saints have five games left and need a minimum three wins - and their next three go Mumbles twice and Burry Port home sandwiched in-between.

Unlikely? Yes. But possible.

St Clears fought back well after a poor start against Pontarddulais last week as they lost 38-19, and second row Tom Rees stood out with two tries.

But here, minor positives aren't enough. It's must win or a return Division Three West A beckons.

Division Three West A:

Aberaeron v Neyland

The title battle is now a two horse race between Milford and Aberaeron.

The Mid-Wales side ran in the tries they needed against Tregaron last week and can't let up here. They are eight points off the Mariners with a game in hand, and still have to play them at home.

Rhodri Thomas starred last week with a try hat trick but Neyland will test them out wide. Patrick Bellerby notched his 19th try of the season in the defeat against Laugharne and half back George Evans conintues to notch points

But they were eventually worn down by the Laugharne pack last week and after missing a number of players in recent weeks, will need to go something like close strength on Saturday.

If they do and can get parity up front, no easy task against a big Aberaeron pack, then they can definitely compete here.

Laugharne v Llanybydder

Two sides in fifth and sixth with just two points between them - and both have five games left to play.

Laugharne fought back well in Neyland last week with No 8 and skipper Carl Smith instrumental, and with their games in hand will still have hopes of a top three finish.

Llanybydder had a comfortable 59-5 win over St Davids and the ball between Smith and Ricky Davies, who had a try brace against the Saints, will be a good one.

Bydder have failed to play their last two away games because of availability issues - but this represents a much shorter trip for them. So you'd expect them to travel at full strength.

Milford Haven v Llangwm

Milford didn't play last week but simply have to hit the ground running here.

They will be targeting a bonus point win but must also be patient - especially as the Wasps frustrated them for 40 minutes in the reverse fixture at Pill Parks. In terms of selection, I expect the Mariners to go all out.

Llangwm have already enjoyed a good season with that Pembroke Dock result last week making it four league wins, and despite injuries of late the likes of Will Scriven and Lewis Wood have returned to boost their pack.

They'll be looking to dig in up front tomorrow and slow the contest down, and also exploit any ring rust with Milford having not played for three weeks.

Regardless it should be a good atmosphere at The Obs with 'Ladies Day' taking place, and a charity auction afterwards to raise funds for two great charities - Eliza's SDR Journey and Ty Hafan.

Pembroke Dock Quins v Tregaron

It's a been a tough season for both sides but they will both eye a win here.

Both of Pembroke Dock's wins have come at home and Neil Machin will know of their remaining fixtures, this represents their best chance of a third one. The Bradney brothers, Rhys and Gethin, both played well at Pill Parks and skipper Hywel Baker will be key again at No 8.

Tregaron also have two wins but like the Quins, both have been at home. They did manage three tries in that 53-17 defeat to Aberaeron and prop Dorian Pugh continued his good season with another try.

Again, with a rare victory at stake, this should be a fully committed clash but could also get scrappy.

St Davids v Cardigan

When these sides met in December it ended up 102-3 to Cardigan - so the St Davids team talk should already be done.

They did improve in the second half at Llanybydder last week as prop Dan Murphy came on and made a real difference, but they are still shipping tries too easily.

Cardigan have grown stronger as the season has gone on although they were edged out 23-17 by Haverfordwest last week, and player coach Colin Davies will still be looking to finish higher than their current seventh position.

When these two last met John Lumb did the damage with six tries. Goes without saying the Saints can't afford to give him so much space tomorrow.