"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
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.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.