LLANIDLOES coach Adam Gaca has backed his players to continue to make Cae Hafren a fortress this season.

The club only lost twice at home last season, both to promoted sides, with Gaca sure home form will once again be important.

“Our focus will be on maintaining that fortress feel at Cae Hafren and looking to pick points up on the road where we can,” said Gaca. “Being the most southerly team in the leagues means three hour bus trips to some of these away games which is tough on guys who have to work or have other commitments.”

Gaca, who will be assisted by forward coach Garry Horrigan, has retained a majority of last season’s squad.

“We’ve been working hard on recruitment in the off season and we’re always happy to welcome new faces to enjoy the fantastic facilities and family club we have here at Llanidloes,” added Gaca.

Meanwhile Cae Hafren will become a mecca for junior rugby sides from across Wales over the next two weeks.

The club hosts two junior festivals, the first on Sunday, starting at 10am before a second festival at Cae Hafren on Sunday, September 15.

The festivals have become a popular part of the junior rugby calendar in Wales.