NEWBRIDGE try to cause an upset to give their WRU National Championship survival bid a boost at the Welfare Ground this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

‘Bridge entertain fourth-placed Narberth knowing that any points against teams in the top end are a massive help in the battle to beat the drop.

It’s congested in the bottom half with just four points separating seventh-placed Rhydyfelin and one-from-bottom Beddau.

Four teams will be relegated and Newbridge are looking up after back-to-back wins against Beddau and Newcastle Emlyn.

However, their key clash at Rhydyfelin was postponed last week because of a waterlogged pitch and they remain in the drop zone. Not only that, while they were inactive Maesteg Quins were giving their survival hopes a boost by beating third-placed Cardiff Met.

The Pigs will try to down a Narberth side who sneaked to a 14-13 win against strugglers Beddau last week on home soil.

‘Bridge lost 38-10 when the teams met out west in September but when they entertained the Otters last season they triumphed 15-13.

Pontypool won’t take another step towards the title this afternoon because they have postponed their planned clash with Tata Steel.

With a large gap between the scheduled final game of the season and a play-off against the side that finishes fifth from bottom of the Premiership, Tata have agreed to shift the fixture until April to help Pooler’s likely preparations.

Leighton Jones’ side are next in league action against Beddau next Saturday and second-placed Ystrad will attempt to chip into their commanding 13-point lead by beating Maesteg Quins today.

Fixtures: Beddau v Bedlinog, Cardiff Met v Trebanos, Newbridge v Narberth, Newcastle Emlyn v Rhydyfelin, Ystrad Rhodda v Maesteg Quins