Pontypridd coach Dale McIntosh has had to deal with selection headaches this week.
After an enforced lay off from competitive action due to the winter wipeout which hit Welsh rugby last weekend, Pontypridd will hope to get their Premiership campaign back on track with an away tie against Bedwas on Saturday.
A combination of match postponements and a diversity of commitments with the British & Irish Cup have left Ponty with numerous games in hand over other Premiership sides - five for example against Saturday's opponents Bedwas.
Ten points and six league placings meanwhile separate the two teams, with Ponty in fourth and Bedwas in tenth position in the table.
A combination of injuries and regional call ups have affected Ponty's selection options, with the scrum half position particularly hard hit. Rhys Downes and Garyn Lucas are sidelined with ankle and knee injuries respectively, Lewis Jones is away with the Blues senior squad and Gareth Williams still unavailable due to work commitments. Andrew Jenkins, previously drafted in on permit by Ponty has been recalled by his club Whitland.
The number 9 shirt for the Bedwas game will duly be worn by Carl Thomas, called up on permit from Llantwit Fardre, with Lloyd Peart from Beddau covering on the bench.
Also out injured is centre Gary Williams with bruised ribs, and also on regional duties are lock Cory Hill and prop Ryan Harford. Winger Owen Williams is still away with the Wales Sevens squad and back rower Dan Godfrey away on domestic leave.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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