"This weekend's fixture is huge one for us and there's no room for an ounce of complacency in our game. We need to re-focus out of Europe and into the League. It will be a huge challenge, but a win on Friday night would take us right into the competitive end of the table".
However, with the results of all four previous encounters between the two sides having fallen to home advantage, Coach knows only too well of the difficulties that await his team on Friday night. "Away fixtures in Ireland are amongst the most difficult in the League, but in order to win the League, you need to be able to travel away and bring home a result and that's our challenge this weekend.
"We've been pleased with our form at home, our challenge now is to take that form out on the road with us. We've done it in the past and we need to do it again and a victory this weekend would make a significant statement to those currently sitting at the top end of the table - which is where our ambitions lie".
With Matthew J unavailable due to Welsh selection and Simon Easterby also on duty with Ireland, Dafydd James retains the captaincy, but skippers from centre at Ravenhill this weekend. While with Lee Byrne unavailable due to a chest infection and Mark Jones also retained in the Welsh camp ahead of next weekend's fixture at Twickenham, Tal Selley finds himself back in the mix at 14, with Garan Evans out on the opposite wing.
Gareth Bowen switches places with Mike Hercus at outside half, alongside Clive Stuart-Smith at scrum half, while with Dwayne Peel also on international duty Scarlets Academy scrum-half Liam Davies finds himself back in the 22.
In the front row, Martyn Madden switches to 3 to allow Craig Dunlea in at 1, while John Davies gets a well erned break on the bench. With Adam Jones struggling with a niggle, Inoke and Hottie pair up in the second row, with Vernon Cooper alongside Gavin Quinnell for cover from the bench. While, with both Dafydd Jones and Alix Popham returning for selection, there's no change to the back row.
Elsewhere however, there are a couple of familiar faces returning to the bench with hooker Aled Gravelle and Scarlets Academy centre Gavin Evans both returning from injury this weekend.
15. Barry Davies; 14. Tal Selley; 13. Dafydd James (C);
12. Regan King; 11. Garan Evans; 10. Gareth Bowen;
9. Clive Stuart-Smith; 1. Craig Dunlea; 2. Matthew Rees;
3. Martyn Madden; 4. Inoke Afeaki; 5. Hottie Louw;
6. Dafydd Jones; 7. Gavin Thomas;
8. Alix Popham
16. John Davies; 17. Aled Gravelle; 18. Vernon Cooper;
19. Gavin Quinnell; 20. Liam Davies; 21. Mike Hercus;
22. Gavin Evans