Thomas Grabham will captain Bridgend from the wing.
Bridgend Ravens travel to Cardiff Arms Park to face Cardiff on Saturday (2:30pm) looking to return to winning ways after a heavy defeat to Newport last weekend.
Bridgend looked to have turned a corner following a huge win over Cardiff (26-5) and a close defeat to Llanelli, but the boys from Gwent put Bridgend to the sword in an impressive 46-24 win at the Bridgend Ford Brewery Field on Saturday, which throws Bridgend back into relegation trouble.
The Ravens will be boosted knowing that they have already beaten the capital side earlier on in the campaign. They also defeated the Blue and Blacks at the Arms Park last season, albeit in the British and Irish Cup.
Bridgend head coach Ben Rose has described the clash as a huge opportunity for his side. He said: "This is the first opportunity to right the wrongs from the weekend. It is also the first opportunity for us to play on the plastic pitch. It is all about the opportunity for this group of players, staff and management."
Ross Jones returns to the starting lineup for Rose's side. He replaces Owen Howe who has been diagnosed with mumps. Rhys Ward Jones also makes a comeback after injury.
In other changes, Tom Grabham captains the side, with Jon Vaughan coming in for Bill Carey and Matt Dwyer replacing Greg George who is on duty with Wales students. The impressive Kyle Evans also makes a return, replacing Graham Knoop, and Marc Thomas makes the first XV. On the bench, Nathan Edwards and Jamie Murphy both return from injury in a huge boost for Bridgend.
Bridgend XV: 15.Ross Jones 14. Tom Grabham (c) 13. Ryan Evans 12. Adam Williams 11. Rhys Ward-Jones 10. James Dixon 9. Chris Williams 1. Marc Thomas 2. Matt Dwyer 3. Cai Lewis 4. Kyle Evans 5. Ben Jones 6. Jon Vaughan 8. David Barry 7. Lloyd Evans
Replacements: Ash James, Gary Carpenter, Jon Thomas, Bill Carey, Adam O'Driscoll, Nathan Edwards, Ryan Owen & Jamie Murphy.
The Welsh Rugby Union has signed a new four year deal with specialist equipment supplier Rhino Rugby, which is set to benefit both the grass roots game in Wales and the national squad in equal measure.
We watch the new grass growing and being stitched together in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to Millennium Stadium groundsman Lee Evans, Wales great Ieuan Evans gives an overview on the new strategy announced by head of rugby Josh Lewsey, while we also hear from Bedwas, Aberavon and Carmarthen Quins in the Principality Premiership.
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley was welcomed with open arms by the staff and players at Crymych recently when he hosted a training session in memory of former club captain and coach, Glyndwr Richards.
We hear about the WRU's annual report and some exciting new plans for schools and clubs round Wales in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. WRU finance director Steve Phillips explains the money side, while head of rugby Josh Lewsey explains his new strategy for schools and clubs. We also get reaction from all round Wales.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Wales, Racing Metro and Lions centre Jamie Roberts Wales assistant coach Rob Howley, WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey and representatives of grassroots clubs in Wales who helped finalise the policy. We also hear from WRU National Medical Manager Prav Mathema, plus Llanelli and Cardiff in the Principality Premiership.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Wales, Racing Metro and Lions centre Jamie Roberts took time out of his club commitments to raise the profile of the campaign launch held at Pontyclun Rugby Club.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Interview with WRU National Medical Manager Prav Mathema.
The WRU's Women and Girls legacy events - #TRY OUR GAME have proved popular this week with current players and newcomers to the game learning new skills and picking up tips from national squad players.
We caught up with Shona and Ellie from the Wales women team ahead of the start of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris next month at a recent women's training session to encourage and promote more women and girls to try their hand at rugby. #tryourgame
We hear from the Wales camps in South Africa and New Zealand, as well as the EGM, in this week's principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. Defence coach Shaun Edwards and forwards coach Robin McBryde look ahead to the Springboks, Angus O'Brien and Mark Taylor look back at heartbreak for Wales Under 20s, while group chief executive Roger Lewis and chairman David Pickering face the Welsh press after being vindicated at the EGM.
Newport are certainly having an indifferent season so far and having gone close in a number of matches they have only two league wins to their name as they prepare to face Neath tomorrow afternoon (KO 1.30pm)
This time last year Ospreys prop Nicky Smith was playing in the Principality Premiership with Swansea. He chats to WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie and explains why the Premiership is so important in developing our stars of the future.