Bedwas make the long trip North to Stirling County RFC hoping to break their British and Irish Cup duck.
The Bedwas back line sees a first start for Dragons Academy full back Lewis Hudd while Ethan Davies starts at outside half in place of Richard Powell who broke his arm versus Newport last week. Rory Budina comes in on the wing with Matthew Pewtner reverting to centre in place of Scott Williams who is on the bench.
Another Dragons Academy youngster starts at hooker as Elliot Dee replaces the unavailable Rhys Hutcherson. Props Ian George and Matthew Pettit start as Kristian Gay and Dan Preece revert to the bench in what is becoming the usual rotation of these squad members.
Phil Rees starts at lock in place of James Thomas and Aaron Harris returns at flanker in place of Sam Feehan.
Bedwas: Lewis Hudd, Rory Budina, Ross Wardle, Matthew Pewtner, Matthew John, Ethan Davies; Tom Rowlands, Ian George, Elliot Dee, Matthew Pettit, Phil Rees, Kyle Maiden, Simon Grainger (Capt.), Aaron Harris, Deri Mattravers.
Replacements: Kristian Gay, Dan Preece, Ben Roberts, Sam Feehan, Liam Davies, James Thomas, Scott Williams.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.