Gary Russell and Alan Cattle have had to cope with an ever-growing list of casualties similar to that faced by Wales ahead of the Autumn Series.
But with the club's well-established production line churning out yet more young talent, including Gavin Henson's cousin Rhys Watkins, Pencoed went top with an emphatic 40-7 victory over Abercwmboi at the weekend.
"There's a great feeling at the club at the moment because we're managing to do so well despite all the injuries. At the moment we have 12 first-team players unavailable," said club treasurer Steve Phillips.
"It's a real credit to the coaches and captain Keith Burke who are getting the best out of the teams that we're managing to put out. Hopefully we can ride out this bad patch of injuries and continue our promotion push."
Among those expected back this weekend is former Wales wing Gareth Jones who has yet to play this season because of a hamstring problem. However their young speedsters Rhys Davey and Keith David have ensured the tries have kept coming with a brace apiece in Saturday's win.
"We have a lot of young players who perhaps struggled in Division Two last year but they are really developing now and finding their feet," said Phillips.
"The main aim now is to get promotion back to that division and we're confident that we could hold our own next time. There's suddenly competition for places and that is bringing the best out of a lot of the lads. Everyone is very positive."
Table-topping Pencoed this Saturday travel to Tylorstown who are one of three teams yet to win in the league this season
Members of the WRU Board were invited to attend a training session where sumo wrestlers were being put through their paces and as WRU President Dennis Gethin reveals, the Tokyo visit will live long in the memory.
Representatives from the WRU and the Welsh Assembly government were invited to meet some of Japan's leading businesses. WRU chief executive Roger Lewis and Wales head coach Robin McBryde were among the guests.
Following Wales Under 20's second win of the Junior World Championship over Scotland, a lot of hard work is still required ahead of the Pool decider against Argentina on Thursday. WRU TV took a look behind the scenes.
Wales Under 20 coach Danny Wilson, captain Ellis Jenkins and winger Owen Jenkins give their post match reaction after recording a comfortable win over Samoa in the opening game of the Junior World Championship in France.