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.
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
Last week all roads led to Eugene Cross Park where defending champions Ebbw Vale hosted this season's launch of the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie was there to capture the thoughts of Damien Hudd, captain of Ebbw Vale, and WRU Head of Performance, Geraint John.
Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.