NEWPORT head coach Ty Morris has described his side’s stop-start season as “crazy”, as the Black and Ambers gear up for just their sixth game since mid-December.

Morris’ men host Llanelli at Rodney Parade tonight (kick-off 8pm) having only played five Premiership fixtures so far this calendar year.

Breaks caused by Storm Dennis, the Six Nations and even a case of mumps have made it a campaign unlike any other Morris can remember throughout his playing and coaching career.

“We’ve won three in a row, but the breaks are killing us,” said Morris, whose side didn’t have a game last weekend.

“We just want to play rugby and build a bit of momentum.

“In all the years I’ve been involved in rugby I can’t remember a season like it.

“It just seems like we’ve had two or three blocks of pre-season throughout the season – it’s crazy.”

On tonight’s encounter, he added: “Llanelli had a heavy defeat at Aberavon, but they are more than capable of turning teams over.

“We had a good win at Pontypridd in our last game, but there are things we need to improve in our performance.

“We’re missing Tom Pascoe, Geraint O’Driscoll and Lewis Smout. Josh Skinner is back in training, but whether he is available, I’m not sure.”

Elsewhere tonight, leaders Cardiff host RGC and third hosts fourth as Aberavon entertain Llandovery.

Meanwhile, Cross Keys go to basement boys Ystalyfera in tomorrow’s only Championship fixture (kick-off noon).