Up front Rhys Jenkins takes on the role as club captain from the front row and he has the experience of Dan Richards and Owain Thomas with him in the pack.
New flanker Gus Hogg fought off some tough competition to start at openside while behind the scrum new centres Haydn Palmer and Mark Sole form a formidable partnership and out wide the fire power is provided by Ray Bishop and Lloyd Chalke.
"We know from last season's results that Ystrad will be a massive test first up," commented backs coach Nick Wakely. "We have had a good preseason and I am very excited by this backline," he added.
Manager Luke Burton added: "This season we have some real strength in depth and competition for places will be massive"
Glamorgan Wanderers 15 Owen Marshall 14 Ray Bishop 13 Haydn Palmer 12 Mark Sole 11 Lloyd Chalke 10 Sean Cochlin 9 Liam Mackay; 1 Rhys Jenkins (capt) 2 Peter Lloyd 3 Gruff Roberts 4 Ross Gibbon 5 Owain Thomas 6 Dan Richards 7 Gus Hogg 8 James Sheeky
Replacements: 16 Jake Conway 17 Joe Russell 18 Ryan Davies 19 Joe Sullivan/Lloyd Rayer