Stuart Thomas starts at fly half for Bedwas against Aberavon
Top take on bottom on Saturday as Bedwas entertain struggling Aberavon at the Bridge Field. (KO 2.30pm)
Aberavon may well have only won one game but they will still present a tough challenge.
The two team's respective seasons could not have been more different so far with Bedwas surpassing all expectations to end 2012 as league leaders. The Wizards meanwhile have won just once so far this season and will be hoping 2013 brings better things.
Despite many predicting the game as a foregone conclusion, Bedwas head coach Steve Law has warned his team not be complacent and under estimate the opposition.
Indeed, Aberavon's only win this season was over Bedwas at the Talbot Athletic Ground and the league leaders will be desperate to get revenge.
"There are no easy games in this division," said Law.
"Aberavon may well have only won one game but they will still present a tough challenge. I've told my team these are the sort of games they will be judged on.
"It is essential we continue our unbeaten home record if we wish to challenge for honours at the end of the season."
Law has faced a selection dilemma at fly half with first choice Richard Powell likely to be out for another month with a broken arm.
Ethan Davies has joined him on the injury list so Stuart Thomas steps into the number 10 jersey, a position he occupied earlier in his career with the likes of Caerphilly and Swansea. Matthew Minty steps up for his first start of the season at full back. Otherwise the backs have a familiar look about them.
Up front Matthew Pettit and Ian George start at prop while Rhys Hutcherson is recalled at hooker. Aaron Harris starts in the back row with Phillip Rees at lock. Veteran Deri Mattravers keeps hold of the No. 8 jersey.
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)