WHILE it was pretty much all about defence for Newport in Bridgend last weekend, tonight will see Craig Warlow’s men look to cut loose in attack as they seek a five-point haul against Neath.

The Black and Ambers withstood a second-half fightback from the Ravens to bag a 17-15 victory and keep themselves firmly in the hunt for a top-six finish in the Principality Premiership.

Newport’s supporters will be expecting nothing less than a bonus-point win at Rodney Parade this evening (kick-off 7.15pm) as their team seeks a third triumph on the trot.

“Bridgend dominated territory and possession as last weekend’s match went on, but their attacking game wasn’t particularly potent.

“They tried to wear us down, but we were very good in defence and kept them out to win the game.

“Our execution wasn’t great, we coughed up a lot of ball, but the effort was spot on.”

With just three points to their name, the beleaguered Welsh All Blacks are doomed to relegation, but Warlow knows the visitors are going to come out swinging under the lights in Newport.

“We know they’ve got their struggles, but they are going to come with attitude and energy, and with a nothing-to-lose mindset.

“We are aware there will be expectations of us to pick up five points, but we know we’ve got to do the simple things.”

Club captain Rhys Jenkins will be rested for the game to help him shake off some bumps and bruises ahead of next Thursday’s trip to Swansea.

Newport currently sit fifth in the table, three points behind Ebbw Vale, one ahead of Llandovery and five clear of Aberavon.

On the battle for the top-six, Warlow said: "Things change from week to week and every game's a challenge."