Matthew Nuthall will be looking for more room to move than what he got against Carmarthen Quins last weekend in the Swalec Cup.
The Pontypridd squad will provide one last push to see them through the final league fixture of the season, a home tie against Llanelli this evening with a crucial fourth place finish in the table at stake.. (KO 7:15pm)
Automatic qualification for next year's British & Irish Cup goes with that fourth spot in the Premiership - a target that remains very much in Ponty's sights. Llanelli currently claim that position, just one point ahead of Pontypridd.
The equation is simple, a home win for Ponty will see them fulfil their aim. The practicality is anything but simple for a squad which has endured a torrid run of games over the past few weeks, with injuries, suspensions and absenteeism taking their toll.
Team manager Richard Langmead has a clear vision of what is required. "This will be a massive occasion for us" said Langmead of the Llanelli game. "We need to put the disappointment of our cup defeat last Saturday firmly behind us, and give a big performance for the club and its supporters.
"The whole squad knows that we let everyone down in the cup semi final, and that the fantastic support we had at Bridgend deserved better. There is only one place where we can put things right, and that is on the pitch".
Pontypridd call upon the services of Blues Academy and Wales under 18 lock Cory Hill, a local boy making his senior debut for the club, with Glamorgan Wanderers prop Nathan Trevett also drafted in following the suspension of Ken Knaggs.
Pontypridd v Llanelli: 15.Matthew Nuthall. 14.Owen Williams. 13.Adam Thomas. 12.Gary Williams. 11.Lewis Williams. 10.Dean Gunter. 9.Rhys Downes; 1.Jon Williams. 2.Kristian Dacey. 3.Ryan Harford. 4.Cory Hill. 5.Ryan Savage. 6.Wayne O'Connor. 7.Darren Waters. 8.Chris Dicomidis.
Subs: Gavin Morris; Matthew Hutchings; Chris Clayton; Tom Hetherington; Rhys Lloyd; Grant Harrington; Nathan Trevett.
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.
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.