Pembrokeshire rugby fixtures for Saturday, October 19th (2.30pm):

WRU Championship:

Narberth v Cardiff Met

It's been a difficult two weeks for Narberth - albeit because of two of their toughest league fixtures.

And for the third game in a row they play an unbeaten side in Cardiff Met, whose 20-16 win over Neath on Saturday made it three wins and a draw from four games.

There are five changes from the team beaten last week as Dayff Pritchard replaces Yannic Parker on the wigng ans Lewys Gibby again swaps with Rhys Lane at No 9.

In the pack Roy Osborn moves back to second row with Tom Powell and Steff Phillips coming into the back row.

Tip: Narberth need to respond here. Them by 9.

Narberth: Nick Gale, Dafydd Pritchard, Joe Hutchings, Jake Jenkins, Josh Davies, Ianto Griffiths, Lewys Gibby, Bradley Davies, Rhodri Owens, Tom Kaijaks, Roy Osborn, Alex Jenkins (capt), Dewi Williams, Tom Powell, Steff Phillips. Replacements: Kyle Hamer, Dan Jacobs, Rich Rees, Jonathan Rogers, Rhys Lane.

Division One West:

Crymych v Whitland

Last time these two met it was physical, full blooded, and went to extra time.

That was the KO Cup final which Whitland won, and like that game and the two league meetings last season expect this to be close again.

Both had bad days in the Plate last week, Crymych hammered in Llangennech and Whitland beaten by Division Two side Maesteg Celtic. But I expect both to up their game again tomorrow.

The heavy rain that came down yesterday could have a large say in things. Skipper Rhys 'Beaky' Davies has truly led by example for his team this season and the home pack will carry the fight.

Whitland are still missing their own skipper Marc Jones but are much changed from last week. Alex Codd starts in the centre and Gino Setaro, back from injury, is on the wing. Josh Thomas is back at scrum half and Raff Williams, Ryan Morgan and Scott Buirds all return to the starting pack.

Whitland: James Stephenson, Gino Setaro, Alex Codd, Josh Thomas, Jonathan Thomas, Nico Setaro, Josh Thomas (2), Aaron Mayne, Gethin Lewis, Courtney Bowman, Raff Williams, Ryan Morgan, Jamie Lewis, Scott Buirds. Replacements: I Lewis, Tom Finucane, Olly Hughes, Jack Mason, Jamie Thomas.

Tip: As usual, very tight. Whitland by 3.

Felinfoel v Pembroke

It was a big win for Pembroke last time out against Llanelli Wanderers, especially after three near misses.

Prop Jamie Kaijaks was one to score and impress and sure enough, a big effort is needed from the pack tomorrow. Because with good ball Felinfoel can play.

The champions sit on four wins from four following their 23-0 win over Gorseinon, and the early signs are they will be right up there challenging again.

The Scarlets will have to be at their best as they start a tough three week period where they play The Foel, Newcastle Emlyn and Llangennech,

Tip: Felinfoel by 12-15.

Division Two West:

Fishguard v Nantgaredig

Division Two is such a tough league in that anyone can beat anyone -and Fishguard know that only too well.

And sure enough, both they and Nantgaredig sit on 13 points from four games.

The Seagulls were called off 20 minutes into their match at Burry Port last week so head coach Nathan Jenkins wouldn't have learnt much from that, but he will demand his side starts better than they did in the thrilling defeat to Mumbles the week before.

The home side are missing full back Robbie Jones but namesake Geraint replaces him, on permit from Whitland, and Gwil Evans is back in the second row with Ben John switching to No 6.

Tip: Fishguard by 7.

Fishguard: Geraint Jones, Dafydd Ridgeway, Rhys Evans, James Griffiths, Ed Bendall, Mark Jones. Andrew Williams, Ryan McVeigh, Gavin Walsh, Andrew Morrillo, Richie Hunter, Gwil Evans, Ben John, Chris Shousha (capt), Mark George. Replacements: Liam Wilkes, Luke Freebury, Will Delaney, Dan Evans, Simon James.

Milford Haven v Burry Port

Burry Port appear to be flying with four wins from four, but to put perspective on that none of the sides they have beaten sit inside the top seven.

And Milford will be ready having won all three league games at The Obs so far this season.

The Mariners have Sam Dolling returning in the back row, with Ryan Mansell switching back to No 7. George Evans makes his first start at No 10 as James Trueman moves out onto the wing - and Dylan Evans comes into the squad for the first time after turning 18.

Tip: With the way they are targeting home games, Milford by 7.

Milford Haven: Steve Martin, Lee Riley, Dan Jenkins, Dan Birch (capt), James Trueman, George Evans, Danny McClelland, Zac France-Miller, Luke Ryan, Adam Rees, Nathan Banner, Chris Hall, Zac Davies, Ryan Mansell, Sam Dolling. Replacements: Dylan Evans, Nathan Williams, Ben Kirk, Gareth Cheshire, Jay Goodall .

Pontarddulais v Tenby United

I said that win for Tenby last week could be a turning point, and now it's up to them to make it so.

For the first time in two seasons they enjoyed a comprehensive league win by beating Loughor 30-3 and now the challenge is to do it back to back. They have no reason not to head to bottom placed Pontarddulais with confidence and belief.

There are players back too - Max Brindley to continue his new role as a strong running back at 15, with Lloyd Thomas back to centre.

In the pack skipper Luke Dedman, Rob Clarke, and Ethan Morgan are all back in the XV.

Tip: Tenby by 10.

Tenby United: Max Brindley, Jack Gooding, Ben Pugh, Lloyd Thomas, Jack Tucker, Harry Rossiter, Matthew Morgan, Rob Clarke, Jim Brace, Ethan Morgan, Huw Evans, Luke Dedman (capt), Jack Brown, Luke Hansford, Andrew Cooke. Replacements: Rob Luly, Dan Allen, Jack Broadhurst, Tom Barrass, Matt Davies.

Division Three West A:

Haverfordwest v St Clears

Steve Barnett would have been annoyed by the way his side let a 24-13 lead slip in the Plate in Llanybydder last week. It represented the first real blip after a strong start.

He will demand a response here against a St Clears side that hammered Cardigan 52-0 on Saturday, with winger Jason King scoring a hat trick.

But they have come unstuck in their two big tests so far against Laugharne and Aberaeron and if they are to have any chance of being in the title picture, can't afford a third loss here.

Barnett has tinkered with his backline as son Craig moves to the centre with the returning Gareth Owens, with Mike Jones back to No 10. Rhodri Harries also returns at prop, Karl Busch replaces Gareth Phillips in the second row, and Jake Evans moves from wing to flanker.

Tip: Haverfordwest by 10.

Haverfordwest: Rhys Baker, Unaia Balekinasiga, Craig Barnett, Gareth Owens, Jack Evans, Mike Jones, Elgan Roberts, Jonathan Clout, Jamie Zambass, Rhodri Harries, Jack Clancy, Karl Busch, J Evans, Matty Phillips (capt), Ashley George. Replacements: Gareth John, Ashley James, Jamie Barnett, Josh Atherton, Matthew Clayton.

Lampeter Town v St Davids

St Davids player coach Gethin Bateman was left ruing a missed chance last week. His side outplayed Tregaron at the set piece but key moments, and decisions, cost them.

But his side at least competed hard for 80 minutes although it will be much tougher here against a Lampeter team with three wins from four, and who hammered Neyland 57-7 on this ground two weeks ago.

The Saints will need to travel strong and then really dig in to get anything. 

Tip: Lampeter by 20 points plus, with a bonus point.

Llanybydder v Cardigan

That dramatic win for Bydder in the Bowl would have lifted them after a tricky league start, with No 8 Richard Davies the hero with the match winning try late on.

Cardigan had that difficult day in St Clears and simply can't afford to go here depleted. Otherwise they'll have another long afternoon. 

Tip: Llanybydder by 15.

Neyland v Llangwm

There will be no shortage of emotion here following the tragic death of John James last week.

In that respect, Llangwm's team talk is done and The Wasps will be desperate to give a performance for him. They were hammered in Tregaron last time out despite a try hat trick from Josh Hicks and the likes of Will Scriven and Louis Murphy also stood out, but collectively they must improve here.

After such a disjointed start to the season Neyland will be targetting this too though. And I'd expect them to be close to full strength for what the All Blacks will see as a winnable game.

The battle of the back rows will be important. Neyland's are more mobile with the Evans brothers, Iestyn and Owain, both likely to be everywhere while the carrying of Hicks will be pivotal for Llangwm.

Could be quite a battle here.

Tip: So much depends on who is available for who. Recent heads to heads point towards Neyland. So them by 5-10.

Pembroke Dock Quins v Aberaeron

On the one hand the Quins are flying with four bonus point wins from four. But this will be their biggest test.

Whether the in-form Jordan Asparassa plays after injuring his hamstring against St Davids two weeks ago is doubtful, but regardless the Quins will have to fight hard up front to get their threatening backline the ball.

Aberaeron have a big pack and experience through the likes of Tudur Jenkins, and the kicking ability of Rhodri Jenkins, both from the floor and out of hand, is well known.

The visitors have a point to prove after The Quins failed to travel for their schedueld league game at the end of last year, and this one could be fiery.

Tip: Aberaeron by 8.

Tregaron v Laugharne

Tregaron came through a test at St Davids last week, and it was No 10 Callum Wilson who impressed as they turned the tide second half.

They will have to scrummage better though, an area where Laugharne have been strong this season.

They will travel on a high after that great Plate win in Wrexham on Saturday, with Owain Thomas the hero as his last gasp drop goal sealed an 18 point haul and a 25-24 success.

I expect them to build on that in Mid Wales.

Tip: Laugharne by 15-20, and with a bonus point.