Aaron Bramwell returns to the Ponty starting line-up after being on Wales Sevens duty.
Pontypridd resume their league campaign with a home game against Ebbw Vale at Sardis Road this evening (KO 7:15pm).
With a top four finish in the Premiership the target, Ponty will need to harvest valuable points against the club rooted at the bottom of the table.
Ebbw Vale in turn will be battling for survival in their relegation dogfight with Pontypool, all in all making for an intriguing must win encounter for both contestants.
As the games come thick and fast in league and cup, Pontypridd take an opportunity to rest some players and to utilise the strength in depth of their squad.
Gary Williams slots in at full back, behind a new centre pairing of Adam Thomas and Dafydd Lockyer. A revised front row union of Jon Williams, Tom Hetherington and Ryan Harford will take the field, with Darren Waters coming in on the open-side flank. Aaron Bramwell returns from Wales Sevens duties to take a place on the bench.
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.