"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
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.