Bedwas make the long trip North to Stirling County RFC hoping to break their British and Irish Cup duck.
The Bedwas back line sees a first start for Dragons Academy full back Lewis Hudd while Ethan Davies starts at outside half in place of Richard Powell who broke his arm versus Newport last week. Rory Budina comes in on the wing with Matthew Pewtner reverting to centre in place of Scott Williams who is on the bench.
Another Dragons Academy youngster starts at hooker as Elliot Dee replaces the unavailable Rhys Hutcherson. Props Ian George and Matthew Pettit start as Kristian Gay and Dan Preece revert to the bench in what is becoming the usual rotation of these squad members.
Phil Rees starts at lock in place of James Thomas and Aaron Harris returns at flanker in place of Sam Feehan.
Bedwas: Lewis Hudd, Rory Budina, Ross Wardle, Matthew Pewtner, Matthew John, Ethan Davies; Tom Rowlands, Ian George, Elliot Dee, Matthew Pettit, Phil Rees, Kyle Maiden, Simon Grainger (Capt.), Aaron Harris, Deri Mattravers.
Replacements: Kristian Gay, Dan Preece, Ben Roberts, Sam Feehan, Liam Davies, James Thomas, Scott Williams.
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.
The Principality Premiership returns to action this weekend where Cross Keys aim to topple table toppers Pontypridd. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie talks to Keys head coach Greg Woods as he prepares for the trip to Sardis Road.