The Neath team to play Pontypridd at Sardis Road on Friday 8th March, kick off at 7.05pm will be selected from the following squad: Gareth Morris, Kevin James, James Storey, Allan Bateman, Shane Williams, Lee Jarvis, Andy Moore, Nathan Bonner-Evans, Brett Sinkinson, Alfie Mocelutu, John Slade, Steve Martin, Andrew Millward, Steve Jones, Duncan Jones, Adam Matthews, Dave Tiueti, Adam Jones, Rowland Phillips, Steve Tandy, Dean Dewdney, Patrick Horgan
Assistant Coach, Rowland Phillips said "Pontypridd have become a difficult side to beat. After under performing in the early part of the season, they are now a well organised and committed outfit. Since the return of Lyn Howells they have developed a strong defence, and we will have to take all opportunities to get points on the board. You have to have respect for any side with players like Mefin Davies, who is playing better than ever. I have a lot of time for their well balanced Centres, with Sonny Parker having exceptional pace, and Jonathan Bryant being a strong ball carrier. We are expecting a tough and extremely close match"
Gareth Llewellyn and Barry Williams will not travel to Sardis Road on Friday evening. Gareth Llewellyn aggravated a leg injury (a reoccurrence of an injury suffered against Ebbw Vale) whilst playing for Wales A against Italy A. Barry Williams sustained a rib injury after coming on as a replacement for Wales against Italy
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.