"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
The WRU has teamed up with Crawshay's to tour Georgia in June. The side, which will be called the Crawshays WRU President's XV, will play Emerging Georgia twice, in a tour which supports the Welsh Government's efforts to grow relations between the two countries.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.