Gareth Gravell, Neath's two-try hero against leaders Llanelli last week, is a certain starter when the All Blacks visit Pontypool.
Neath welcome back winger David Evans and flanker James Merriman from Wales Sevens duty but John Bowd is sidelined with a knee injury.
Last week, the Welsh All Blacks picked up a crucial 15-13 victory over Llanelli but the four-times Premiership champions are fully aware that their success will mean nothing unless they can build upon it at Pontypool and the side is unlikely to show too many changes from that which beat the League leaders last week.
Director of Rugby Rowland Phillips, said: "Last week's victory over Llanelli was very important for us and for the other sides at the top of the division. It was the reward for the team's enthusiasm, resolution and a never-say-die attitude that saw us finish strongly.
"Pontypool will present a similar challenge as they have a strong set-piece and can be expected to contest the contact area. We have a healthy respect for Pontypool rugby and take no notice of the League table as their home defeat by Cardiff last week was probably not a good thing for us.
"They certainly showed plenty of zeal and drive at The Gnoll on the opening day of the season and, although they have a lengthy injury-list, we know we will need to step up again from last week."
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'.