Cronk: No danger of in-form Newport taking Swansea lightly

South Wales Argus: IN TOP FORM: Newport loosehead Jamie Jeune will look to build on his man of the match display in the win over Pontypridd IN TOP FORM: Newport loosehead Jamie Jeune will look to build on his man of the match display in the win over Pontypridd

NEWPORT v SWANSEA

NEWPORT are keeping their feet firmly on the ground after taking Pontypridd’s unbeaten record this season with an excellent 20-19 victory at Rodney Parade last weekend.

Tomorrow the Black and Ambers, on a roll after three successive big victories over Connacht Eagles, Cross Keys and Ponty, host a troubled Swansea side (kick-off 2.30pm).

The All Whites are bottom of the league with one win and seven defeats to show from a disastrous Premiership campaign so far.

But Newport head coach Sven Cronk has warned his side not to get complacent despite his delight at beating one of his old clubs as a player, second in the table Pontypridd.

“I was really pleased with the win,” he said.

“We’ve been building for a few weeks now and the forwards have been producing good ball for the backs.

“Many people are pretty aware of the pace we have behind.”

Cronk added: “But I’ve told the players to keep their feet firmly on the ground. It was a good performance against Pontypridd, but we’re certainly not going to get over confident for Swansea.”

The famous All Whites were on the wrong end of two consecutive 41-17 hammerings (what odds that?), away and then at home respectively in the British & Irish Cup and Premiership to new kids on the block Carmarthen Quins.

But Cronk warns his players to take lightly Swansea and their new coach, Wales’ 2005 Grand Slam-winning hooker Mefin Davies, at their peril.

“Mefin was a fierce competitior as a player and I’m sure he will bring that to his players,” he said.

“We are expecting a very hard game from Swansea who will get that breakthrough soon.”

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12:44pm Fri 2 Nov 12

Euwan Usami says...

It is potential banana skin for sure this one should be a cricket score for the b&A's if they give it 100 percent though. Looking forward to it. :)
It is potential banana skin for sure this one should be a cricket score for the b&A's if they give it 100 percent though. Looking forward to it. :) Euwan Usami
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5:23pm Sat 3 Nov 12

Robert Shillabeer says...

Good result for Newport, almost threw it away just after half time but normal service was soon restored, five tries to two showed how superior Newport were. Very good performance.
Good result for Newport, almost threw it away just after half time but normal service was soon restored, five tries to two showed how superior Newport were. Very good performance. Robert Shillabeer
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