Pontypridd No 8 Dan Godfrey will miss the return league clash against Llanelli because of injury.
Pontypridd will resume their domestic league campaign following a brief British & Irish Cup interlude with a trip down west to Parc y Scarlets to face Llanelli on Saturday (KO 2:30pm).
Whilst Pontypridd, along with Llanelli and others of the leading pack of clubs in the Premiership have been away on BIC duties, Llandovery have stole a march to the top of the league table.
Making up lost ground will be the aim for Ponty, also to register a quick fire league double over Llanelli, having won the corresponding fixture at Sardis Road on 1st October by 29-16. That will be a tough assignment at the home of the reigning Premiership champions, and against opponents packed full of young talent aspiring to the Scarlets regional squad.
Pontypridd will be without recent injury victims, outside half Lewis K Williams (groin) and No8 Dan Godfrey (neck) whilst lock Cory Hill has been laid low with sickness. Flanker Tom Hetherington is on domestic leave, whilst winger Owen Williams is away with Wales Sevens in Australia.
Returning to club duties from the Blues senior squad are hooker Rhys Williams and prop Ryan Harford. Young flanker Jordan Sieniawski again slots in to the second row as cover.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.