Cardiff captain Shaun Powell moves to centre for the clash with Bedwas
Second placed Bedwas welcome Cardiff to Bridge Field on Saturday in the Principality Premiership's match of the week. (KO 2.30pm)
The home side, who have enjoyed a superb start to the season, sit in second place going into the game, three points behind leaders Llandovery albeit having played a game more.
Saturday's clash takes on extra meaning as Blue and Blacks head coach Martyn Fowler returns to the side where he was forwards coach last year. He is joined by new backs coach Mark Ring who joined the club from Cross Keys this week.
Fowler, whose son Aaron also moved from Bedwas to Cardiff at the end of last season, is looking forward to returning to a club he holds in high regard.
"Bedwas gave me my opportunity to coach in the Premiership and I've got a great deal of respect for everyone at the club," said the Cardiff head coach.
"What they have done there, working on a tight budget is exemplary.
"We're looking for the victory on Saturday but Bedwas are flying in second place at the moment and it's very much a fortress at Bridge Field.
"We're hopeful for a dry day and a firm paddock so we can play the type of game we like to play."
Ring has had limited involvement with the Cardiff squad, Tuesday being his first session with the club. But Fowler is looking forward to the impact the former Wales fly-half.
"Mark's been looking and observing how we do things at the club," added Fowler.
"He's got lots of new ideas, 101 ideas if I'm honest but preparations for Bedwas were already in place before his appointment.
"Bringing a coach in on a Monday and changing things for a Saturday game would only be detrimental to the team.
"Mark had lots to say and lots of ideas and he will be a vital part of our coaching cog that we think is working quite well at the moment."
Ahead of Saturday's clash, both sides have had players called up to their regions for LV = Cup action.
Cardiff captain Shaun Powell moves from the wing into the centre to cover for the club's midfield injury problems. Joe Griffin starts at full back while there are starts in the pack for Nathan Trevett at prop and Reuben Tucker and Ellis Jenkins in the back row.
Following the break for last weekend's international fixture, Bedwas head coach Steve Law has selected a starting 15 showing just two changes from the one which drew with Llandovery two weeks ago.
Kristian Gay starts at tight head prop and Tom Rowlands at scrum half with Matthew Pettit and Josh Davies on the bench.
"There's an extra bit of spice with Martyn returning," said Law who is firm friends with Fowler.
"Martyn was forwards coach here for two years so we're looking forward to it. We're expecting a nothing but a fully committed, very tough game.
"In the Premiership if you don't play to your potential any team can beat anyone on their day."
Law is especially pleased with his side's start to the season and hopes to continue the momentum.
"We're second in the league at the moment, playing to our potential week in week out and staying consistent which is pleasing," he added.
"Saturday is a huge game, it always is against Cardiff."
Wales U20 captain Tom Phillips and performance psychologist Dr Rich Neil explain why spending three days at Monmouth RFC has further strengthened the togetherness of the squad ahead of the #WorldRugbyU20s
Merthyr were officially crowned champions of the SSE SWALEC Championship at Dowlais on Saturday where captain Andy Powell paid tribute to his side who have earned promotion to the Principality Premiership
WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips hosted the second meeting of the WRU Youth Board last weekend ahead of the Judgement Day IV regional double-header. Tthe board, made up of 15 under-21-year-olds from around Wales, heard presentations from head of participation Ryan Jones, policy and integrity manager Jeremy Rogers and national women's rugby manager Caroline Spanton, with Pro Rugby Wales CEO Mark Davies also on hand to hear the range of views aired.
Skipper Nathan Huish believes it was pure self belief from his side which saw Bedlinog snatch victory from Penallta in the SSE SWALEC Plate final at Principality Stadium, as WRU TV's Liz Jones discovers.
Ebbw Vale captain Damien Hudd picked up the biggest accolade of the night at the 11th Principality Premiership Awards Evening held at Principality Stadium, after leading his side to the title for the first time.
Welsh Rugby Union Group Chief Executive Martyn Phillips has congratulated the winners following the 11th Principality Premiership Awards Evening at Principality Stadium and vowed to continue to invest in the growth of the league.
Ebbw Vale clinch the Principality Premiership while Wales U20 hold a special training camp in Monmouth, in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Steelmen skipper Damien Hudd, as well as Wales U20 coach and captain, Jason Strange and Tom Phillips, WRU group chief executive Martyn Phillips, Wales wing Hallam Amos, WRU national performance manager Gethin Watts and Wales U20 consultant Dr Rich Neil of Cardiff Metropolitan University.