PARKER PEN SHIELD semi-finalists Pontypridd get back to league action tomorrow, when they take on Glasgow at Sardis Road.
Lynn Howells, who has been touted as an International class coach in recent days, makes sweeping changes to the side that demolished Saracens in London last week.
Only eight players make the starting fifteen, three of which move to different positions.
Glasgow have bowed to the request from the SFU and rest hooker Gordon Bulloch. This means Gavin Scott gets his chance in the front row.
Lock Nathan Ross replaces Jason White. Scottish International trio James McLaren,Tommy Hayes and Andy Nicol all return.
Pontypridd; G Wyatt; G Jones, S Parker, J Lewis, N Simpson; N Little, P John; D Bell, M Davies, S Cronk, M Owen, R Sidoli, D McIntosh, C Harris, G Remnant
Glasgow; G Metcalfe; J Steel, J McLaren, A Henderson, R Kerr; T Hayes, A Nicol (capt); D Hilton, S Scott, G McIlwham, S Griffiths, N Ross, R Reid, G Flockhart, J Petri
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.
The WRU officially unveiled the new pitch today in time for Wales to take on Australia in the first of the Dove Men Series autumn international matches this Saturday. Head Groundsman Lee Evans and colleague Craig Campbell reflect on the 15-week project and look ahead to a pitch perfect future at Millennium Stadium.