RUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Pontypridd

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4:40pm

Welsh 26, Ponty 23

4:39pm

But that proves the final action. Welsh win 26-23

4:39pm

And it gets even more nervy after Garyn Smith goes over for Ponty.

4:38pm

The bonus point is out of range now, so Welsh just need to close out the win

4:34pm

Robinson penalty makes it 26-18

4:32pm

Humberstone drop goal for 23-18

4:30pm

Robinson converts superbly. Welsh 23, Ponty 15

4:29pm

Back come Welsh and Ajuwa barges through for his second try

4:27pm

Humberstone's conversion is just short. Welsh 16, Ponty 15

4:26pm

No 8 Jordan Sieniawski piles over from the line-out to make it 16-15

4:24pm

More Ponty pressure as Welsh struggle to clear

4:15pm

Tries are proving hard to come by, but Robinson lands another penalty for 16-10

4:10pm

Welsh replace their entire front row.

4:08pm

However, the Exiles disrupt well and win a penalty to clear

4:07pm

Real pressure as Welsh concede 5m scrum

4:00pm

He slots it. Welsh 13, Ponty 10

3:59pm

Welsh win a penalty 40m out and Robinson goes for goal

3:56pm

second half under way

3:44pm

Half-time: Welsh 10, Ponty 10

3:41pm

Decent move for Welsh ends when James Lewis knocks on

3:38pm

The action is more around halfway now as five minutes remain in the half

3:36pm

3:30pm

Still plenty of niggle from both sides, making for an entertaining game

3:26pm

But can't take advantage as they knock on from the driving maul

3:25pm

Welsh go for the corner from a very kickable position

3:21pm

Robinson converts for 10-10

3:20pm

Welsh's Joe Ajuwa forces his way over on the right. Welsh 8, Ponty 10

3:19pm

It's getting feisty as Welsh win a penalty inside Ponty's 22 and go for the corner

3:15pm

Humberstone slots it. Welsh 3, Ponty 10

3:15pm

Ponty now have a very kickable penalty

3:11pm

Ponty have clearly come to play and play with passion.

3:08pm

Fly half Simon Humberstone converts flanker Thomas Young's try. Welsh 3, Ponty 7

3:06pm

Ponty score try after line-out move

3:04pm

Robinson slots it. Welsh 3, Ponty 0

3:03pm

Welsh win penalty in front of the posts and fly half Will Robinson will kick for goal

3:00pm

And we're off!

2:59pm

The sides are out on the pitch

2:56pm

The Ponty fans are in good voice. Can Welsh match them on and off the field?

2:46pm

Here are the line-ups...

London Welsh: Scott, Tincknell, J Lewis, Parker,  Ajuwa, Robinson, R Lewis (capt), Moss, Davis, Edwards, West, Nimmo, Thorpe, Denbee, Stedman.
Reps: Morris, Hepburn, Griffiths, Carrick-Smith, Kirwan, Frost, Jewell.
Pontypridd: Walsh, O Jenkins, Smith, Pascoe, Nuthall, Humberstone (capt), T Williams, Phillips, Belcher, Palmer, Locke, Normandale, Shellard, Young, Sieniawski.
Reps: L Williams, Flanagan, Summerhill, Hetherington, O’Connor, Howe, K Jenkins.

2:43pm

That tweet was from Ollie Stedman, who starts at No 8 today and is one of only three London Welsh players to retain their places from last week's league victory at Jersey.

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2:35pm

2:34pm

The floodlights are already on in the gloomy conditions. Let's hope for a bright game when the action begins at 3pm.

2:29pm

London Welsh play their first home of 2014, chasing qualification to the British & Irish Cup's knockout stages. Welsh should guarantee top spot in Pool 2 and a quarter-final place if they can pick up a bonus-point victory over Pontypridd today and do the same at London Scottish next Saturday. If they lose, it is all over for the cup.

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