AFTER their stunning win at Cardiff Met last time out, Newbridge will attempt to move further away from the Championship danger zone today when they go to Tata Steel (kick-off 2.30pm).

In the 12-team division, just eight points separate Maesteg Quins, who host Pontypool this afternoon) in sixth and bottom club Newcastle Emlyn.

Newbridge, following that impressive 34-7 victory over the students in the capital, now sit eighth, two points above Tata, who have four games in hand on the Pigs, with four sides to be relegated.

‘Bridge, while outside the relegation zone, have played more matches than any of their rivals in the bottom half of the Championship, although most would prefer having points on the board.

Tata got the better of Newbridge at the Welfare Ground in October, running out 27-22 winners, though the Port Talbot outfit are on a run of six successive league losses.

At the other end of the table, unbeaten leaders Pooler, eight points above second-placed Ystrad Rhondda, will go for a 16th straight triumph in Maesteg (kick-off 2.30pm).

“From the middle of March onwards, the games will come thick and fast and I know the boys in the squad can't wait to get stuck in,” said number eight Brendan Lampitt.

“I have been here since the summer of 2017 and am desperate to help take this club back to the top table of club rugby in Wales.

“Nothing is guaranteed in life, but I know the squad will all be pulling in the same direction between now and May.”

On his own form, he continued: “Over the last couple of months, I have been spending more time in the gym and Leighton recognises that a rest, be it from matches or training, can help bring the best out of you as an older player.

“This will all hopefully mean I start to hit top form between now and the end of the season.”