Kevin James will be on the hunt for more tries against Cardiff.
Kevin James is set to reach a major milestone for the Welsh All Blacks when they take on Cardiff. The winger is in line to reach his 150th game for Neath.
Neath and Cardiff have brought forward the kick off time for Saturday's Principality Premiership game by an hour to 1.30pm to allow supporters to watch the televised Ospreys-Perpignan.
Four-times champions Neath took Newport's unbeaten tag last week in a 29-19 victory which featured first tries for the club by scrum-half Kevin Farrell and fast-developing young lock Haydn Pugh.
New Zealander Farrell made a big impression on his debut and he has been joined at The Gnoll by another Kiwi in utility back Matty James who goes straight into the squad.
The Kiwi connection is timely for the Welsh All Blacks who lost both first-choice halfbacks on the eve of the season when Howard Thomas badly dislocated his shoulder in training and Wales Under-20 scrum-half Gareth Williams succumbed to Harlequins' temptations.
Neath anticipate losing young halves Matthew Jarvis and Tavis Knoyle to Ospreys and Wales Under-20's duties and the situation has forced Arwel Thomas to reconsider his retirement plans and head coach Patrick Horgan did bench duty in the 62-20 success against Cross Keys.
With Cardiff fielding Australian full back Tim Mosey who scored a debut try of his own in Cardiff's 25-26 defeat by Ebbw Vale, there will be a touch of the Southern Hemisphere about The Gnoll.
The Neath squad shows four additions to the 22 which did duty last week. Along with New Zealander James, hooker James Richards and flanker Gareth Gravell are back in the frame so too promising young forward Ciaran Ruddock who helped Ebbw Vale beat Cardiff at the Arms Park last week.
"The visit of Cardiff to The Gnoll is one of the most eagerly anticipated fixtures on the list for players and fans alike and I am sure that will be the case on Saturday
Director of Rugby Rowland Phillips, said: "Cardiff's league position is a false one as their opening game at Cross Keys was postponed and they remain one of the most accomplished sides in the Premiership with probably the biggest pack and good runners behind.
"Games between the two clubs are generally entertaining and we are mindful that they have the best League record of all Premiership clubs against Neath.
"We were encouraged by our 29-21 win over previously unbeaten Newport last week as they have been playing well. We kept going against a powerful outfit and I felt we deserved to take the spoils in the end. We will need more of the same against Cardiff but we will be seeking more precision."
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.