The ironmen travel to the Brewery Field Bridgend on Saturday for their Premiership league fixture. The side will be captained once again by number 8 Phil Rees in the absence of second Row Craig Loke. Merthyr welcome back Loosehead  Nathan Trevett after for his first outing of the season. Also returning is second row Ben Murphy also making his debut is ex-Wales and Blues wingman Chris Czekaj. Merthyr also has Cardiff Blues second-row James Downs as a replacement.

Merthyr, 15 M Jarvis,14 C Czekaj,13 A Thomas,12 A pinches,11 A Norton,10 G Davies,9 A Hoskins, 1 N Trevett, 2 R Williams,3 Ryan Thomas,4 Hemi Barnes,5 B Murphy,6 T Daley,7 J Perkins,8 P Rees, 16 J Howe,17 J Gilding,18 S Evans,19 A Murphy,20 J Downs,21 R Downes,22 Rhys Jones, 23 J Martin.

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