Neath coach Lyn Jones is expecting a huge forward battle when his table-topping side meet PARKER PEN SHIELD finalists Pontypridd at The Gnoll on Friday night (kick-off 7.05pm).
"We have been looking forward to this game for a long time," said Jones, who has selected a 22 man squad for the game.
"We felt we had a rough deal in the close run match at Sardis Road in March, and we are determined to put that right.
"Pontypridd's success in the PARKER PEN SHIELD has made us even more determined to get the result.
"They have developed an enthusiastic approach to forward play, and we will have to meet and beat them up front if we are to win the match.
"If we do not keep them on the back foot, they have an extremely dangerous back line that is capable of causing any team problems."
Neath currently lead the Welsh/Scottish League on try count from Llanelli, although they have played one game extra.
Supporters are advised to arrive early on Friday night as the "open stand"
has been removed due to the start of the cricket season.
Neath Sqaud (v Pontypridd): Shaun Connor, Gareth Morris, Kevin James,
Allan Bateman, James Storey, Dave Tiueti, Dean Dewdney, Lee Jarvis,
Pat Horgan; Nathan Bonner-Evans, Brett Sinkinson,,Alfie Mocelutu, Richard Francis, Gareth Llewellyn (captain), Steve Martin, Lyndon Bateman, Andrew Millward, Barry Williams, Steve Jones,
Duncan Jones, Paul James, Adam Jones.
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.