"Probably the toughest place to go in the league" was how Glamorgan Wanderers head coach Richard Hodges summed up Friday's trip to Sardis Road.
"Certainly we wouldn't pick an away fixture with Pontypridd as a way to rebuild our confidence following recent results," he added.
The Wanderers still search for their first league win of the year but stick with the squad that pushed Llanelli close at Parc y Scarlets last week. The only change to the starting line up sees Ben Rose return to the back row after suffering a concussion three weeks ago at Swansea. Lee Highgate retains the captaincy.
On the bench the Wanderers welcome back speedster Rory Budina and include promising young back Harry Allen for the first time this season.
Glamorgan Wanderers 15. Owen Marshall 14. Steve Cullen 13. Simon Rosser 12. Robin Lock 11. Ryan Healey 10. Scott Sneddon 9. Rhys Dyer; 1. Nathan Trevett 2. James Richards 3. Mark O'Leary 4. Gareth Knight 5. Alex Luff 6. Ben Rose 7. Lee Highgate (capt) 8. Richard Thomas
Replacements: 16. Rhys Hewitt 17. Ryan Beddows 18. John Barley 19. Carl Kimber 20. Rory Budina 22. Harry Trelawny 23. Harry Allen
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.