Pembrokeshire rugby fixtures for Saturday, October 26th (2.30pm):

WRU Championship:

Maesteg Quins v Narberth

That was an important day for Narberth last week.

After big defeats to Pontypool and Bedwas, putting 50 points on Cardiff Met was a statement that the wheels aren't loosening yet.

There are still changes aplenty though as Elliot Dawe replaces Josh Davies on the wing and Jonathan Rogers is in at 10 for Ianto Griffiths. Lewys Gibby keeps his place at scrum half though after his try hat trick last week.

In the forwards Adam Thomas and Jake Baker start in the front five with Roy Osborn switching back to No 8, and Rich Rees starting at flanker.

The Quins have been patchy thus far, winning three and losing three, although won well at Neath on Saturday. Still, I fancy Narberth for this.

Verdict: Narberth by 10.

Narberth: Nick Gale, Dafydd Pritchard, Joe Hutchings, Jake Jenkins, Elliot Dawe, Jonathan Rogers, Lewys Gibby, Bradley Davies, Dan Smith, Adam Thomas, Jake Baker, Alex Jenkins (capt), Rich Rees, Tom Powell, Roy Osborn. Replacements: Kyle Hamer, Dan Jacobs, Dewi Williams, Ianto Griffiths, Rhys Lane.

Division One West:

Pembroke v Newcastle Emlyn

Pembroke's 31-11 defeat in Felinfoel last week was not without positives, with a debut try for full back Kieran Gray.

Injuries picked up to Jamie Brayford and Shane Gwyther will be a concern for Geraint Lewis and Kyle Davies this week though, especially given they welcome unbeaten Newcastle Emlyn.

The visitors sit on five wins from five after smashing Gowerton 52-3 last week and even at Crickmarren, The Scarlets will have to raise their game several notches.

A heavy pitch might just suit them, but it will still be tough.

Verdict: Emlyn by 12. 

Penclawdd v Crymych

It's not quite clicking for Crymych this season, with just two wins from five league games.

Saturday was a game that got away against Whitland although they were far from outplayed, with Ryan Bean one to impress again up front.

Penclawdd have a very similar record but with The Preseli Men yet to lose on the road this season, I suspect the home side may sneak this. Hope I'm wrong.

Verdict: Penclawdd by 3.

Whitland v Gorseinon

That derby win ended a run of three straight league and cup defeats for The Borderers, and the boot of Nico Setaro was again instrumental.

Gareth Bennett will now eye a chance to get momentum building again against a Gorseinon side struggling so far, lying second bottom after losing 21-18 to Aberystwyth on the weekend.

The Borderers have Olly Hughes back on the win with Jonathan Thomas out, and with captain Marc Jones still missing at hooker it's Matt Done who starts at No 2.

Ryan Morgan meanwhile, moves up to second row as Jack Mason returns at 6.

Verdict: Whitland by 13.

Whitland: James Stephenson, Gino Setaro, Alex Codd, Josh Thomas, Olly Hughes, Nico Setaro, Josh Thomas (2), Aaron Mayne, Matt Done, Michael Ryan, Courtney Bowman, Ryan Morgan, Jack Mason, Jamie Lewis, Scott Buirds. Replacements: K Allen, Tom Finucane, Scott Lloyd, Ben Kirk, Jamie Thomas.

Division Two West:

Nantgaredig v Milford Haven

In some respects, this is where Division Two West truly starts for Milford tomorrow.

They are going five with three wins from five, but four of those matches have been at The Obs and their one away game was at Fishguard. This represents a first long, and tough, game on the road and such trips signify this league.

Sam Dolling made an influential return last week with two tries and his presence will be crucial again tomorrow if Milford are to get on the front foot.

Ascendancy in the scrum could also be crucial if the rain comes down, and player coach Nathan Williams could well be on early in that respect. Youngsters James Williams and Dylan Evans will also be looking for a first senior appearance off the bench.

The Mariners will need a lot of resilience in Carmarthen.

Verdict: Nantgaredig by 7.

Milford Haven: Steve Martin, Lee Riley, Dan Jenkins, Dan Birch (capt), James Trueman, George Evans, Danny McClelland, Mike Cockburn, Luke Ryan, Adam Rees, Bradley Cooper, Zac France-Miller, Ryan Mansell, Sam Dolling. Replacements: Dylan Evans, Nathan Williams, Ben Jenkins, James Williams, Jay Goodall.

Tenby United v Fishguard

Tenby have got back in the mode of winning games. What they haven't got in the mode of doing again yet, is backing those wins up.

Their great win over Loughor was tempered by a poor display in Pontarddulais last week, but coach Jonathan Evans has named an unchanged backline for this one - but has been forced into late changes up front with skipper Luke Dedman and in-form No 8 Andrew Cooke both ruled out this morning.

Fishguard have also made changes with Robbie Jones back to full back and namesake Geraint moving to centre. Dan Evans replaces Andrew Williams at scrum half, Liam Wilkes starts at hooker, and Ben John goes back to second row as Luke Freebury returns to the flank.

It is shaping up to be close, and wet, but Fishguard won their last visit to Heywood Lane in similar circumstances and start slight favourites.

Verdict: Fishguard by 7.

Tenby United: Max Brindley, Jack Gooding, Ben Pugh, Lloyd Thomas, Jack Tucker, Harry Rossiter, Matthew Morgan, Rob Luly, Dan Allen, Ethan Morgan, Huw Evans, Tom Barrass, Harry Bolton, Luke Hansford, Jack Broadhurst. Replacements: Rob Clarke, Jim Brace, Wyndham Williams, Joe Poole, Joe Owen.

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

Division Three West A:

Aberaeron v Tregaron

Aberaeron had to dig it out in Pembroke Dock last week, and again the boot of Rhodri Jenkins was crucial.

He kicked four penalties in a 12-5 win but I suspect they'll be pushing for tries tomorrow against a Tregaron team who shipped more than 80 points against Laugharne.

It's a short away trip for them, but a tough one.

Verdict: Aberaeron with a bonus point - and room to spare.

Cardigan v Haverfordwest

After their comprehensive win over Laugharne, Haverfordwest suddenly looked the team to beat in this league this season.

But the last two weeks they have taken steps back - twice blowing leads to lose to Llanybydder in the Bowl and then draw with St Clears in the league. And it took a late Craig Barnett penalty to secure the latter.

Steve Barnett will want his side back on track here. Captain Matty Phillips is missing so Karl Busch moves to flanker and there is a first start for Ashley James at second row.

Tom Carrington also comes into the front row and Josh Atherton comes back in on the wing.

Verdict: Blues by 15.

Cardigan: Dafydd Davies, William Delve, Geraint Williams, Aaron Tomkinson, Rhodri Davies, Marcus Castle, Danny Bradshaw, William Brice, Ben Cox, Ben Hughes, Kester Adams, Sion Phillips, Tom Taylor, Osian Rees, Daniel Evans. Replacements: Andrew Fletcher, Callum Plowright, Ifan Morgan, Toby Neilson-Dry, Dyfed Symmons.

Haverfordwest: Rhys Baker, Unaia Balekinasiga, Craig Barnett, Gareth Owens, Josh Atherton, Mike Jones, Elgan Roberts, Jonathan Clout, Jamie Zambass, Tom Carrington, Jack Clancy, Ashley James, Karl Busch, Jake Evans, Ashley George (capt). Replacements: Gareth John, Terry Lovell, Liam Eaton, Josh Watters, Matthew Clayton, R Watkins.

Laugharne v Lampeter Town

Two sides who were rampant last week.

Tom Jameson starred for Laugharne in that big Tregaron win with 30 points, with winger Gareth Grifffiths notched a try hat trick for Lampeter as they put 104 points on St Davids.

I'm not sure there will be quite so many tries on show tomorrow.

Both have lost just once in the league and can really play, although a heavy pitch may scupper it as a spectacle.

Little to choose here, but the venue sways me towards Laugharne.

Verdict: Laugharne by 7.

St Clears v Pembroke Dock Quins

St Clears arguably turned in their best performance of the season at Haverfordwest, and were felt they should of won.

Centre Shane Morgan again proved his try scoring ability by crossing twice, and they will want to build on that display at home to the Quins.

Neil Machin's side suffered a first defeat on Saturday against Aberaeron and indiscipline cost them dear.

They must tighten up for this one.

Verdict: St Clears by 5.

St Davids v Neyland

Neyland went through the mill in that 29-23 win over Llangwm last week, but will see this as a chance to really get their season going with back to back wins.

The return of centre Tom Hughes made a big difference in midfield and again the Evans brothers, Iestyn and Owain, linked up well in the back row and it was that combination that secured the winning try.

St Davids are currently up against it with player numbers and that 104-0 result in Lampeter represented a tough day.

They should be stronger for a home game, but turning that around in sveen days will be very difficult.

Verdict: Neyland by 20.