Behind the scrum Charlie Johnson takes the captaincy (Alex Luff has just become a father) and Sean Cochlin is trusted with control of the young back line from No10. Mike Stephens who missed a lot of last season due to injury takes his place at full back.
"As an opener it won't come any harder than this. Our young players will certainly find out what it's like at the sharp end of Championship rugby this weekend," commented new head coach Matthew Bolton before the Wanderers home game against Ebbw Vale.
"I think our backs can defy their inexperience and they will give Ebbw a real challenge," added backs coach Gareth Cull.
Glamorgan Wanderers: 15. Mike Stephens 14. Owen Marshall 13. Charlie Johnson (c) 12. Loren Quick 11. Ed Doe 10. Sean Cochlin 9. Rhys Griffiths; 1. Rhys Jenkins 2. Peter Lloyd 3 Gruff Roberts 4. Jordon Sienawski 5. James Ciaburro 6 Garrick Armstrong 7 Andrew Bradbury 8. Dan Richards
Replacements: 16. Tom Cross 17. Jac Hopkins 18 Lloyd King 19 Garyn Lucas 20. Lloyd Chalke