Nonetheless, without a victory so far this season, Newport will be desperate to repeat last season's 39-17 bonus point win over the All Whites and get their season up and running.
The fact that Newport were only 10-6 down to Pontypridd at half time tells its own story and head coach Sven Cronk will be hoping there is some improvement around the corner. Sadly for him, Newport's problems have increased with an injury worry over key man Geraint O'Driscoll. Tom James will deputise at full back if O'Driscoll's ankle injury does not clear up in time.
Elsewhere, Dale Rogers makes his third consecutive start at hooker with former Bedwas man Lewis Robling on the bench alongside prop James Monck.
Swansea were edged out by Carmarthen Quins last weekend but will be confident of a win in Newport. Dan Baker, Sam Davies and Andrew Claypole will be key men if the All Whites are to get a result.
Newport: 15 Tom James 14 Ashton Hewitt 13 Dan Robinson 12 Tyler Morgan 11 Elliot Frewen 10 Ethan Davies 9 James Leadbeater, 1 Dai Pattison 2 Dale Rogers 3 Gethin Robinson 4 Adam Brown 5 Adam Frampton 6 Sam Waldron 7 Craig Attwell 8 Lee Beach (c).
Replacements: Andrew Brown, Nathan Williams, James Monck, Ollie Griffiths, Andrew Quick, Lewis Robling, Dom Franchi, Dafydd Rosser.
Swansea: 15 Josh Hamer 14 Andrew Claypole 13 Aled Jenkins 12 Dai Watts 11 Richard Williams 10 Sam Davies 9 Jake Cole, 1 Tom Sloane 2 Paul John 3 Aled Mason 4 Teaghan Price 5 Rhodri Hughes 6 Rob Dudley Jones 7 Matthew Davies (c) 8 Dan Baker.
Replacements: Scott Otten, Nicky Smith, TBC, Tudor Hughes, Samuel Pailor, Justin James, Cameron Clement, Nicky Thomas.
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