Newport Rugby have made eight changes, two of them positional, for their Celtic League trip to Dublin to face defending champions Leinster Lions at Donnybrook on Friday night (kick-off 7.35 pm).
Returning to the side after injury breaks are outside half Jason Strange and props Ceri Jones and Adrian Garvey. The return of Strange to the No 10 jersey means Shane Howarth reverts to full back.
Matt Pini is missing from the squad because of a shoulder injury sustained in the defeat by Cardiff last weekend. Anoth casualty from that game is Wales centre Andy Marinos.
Matt Mostyn moves in off the wing to join Scott Williams at centre and Alex Cadwallader makes his second start of the season on the right wing.
Jones and Garvey take over from Rod Snow and Chris Anthony at prop, while Joe and Andrew Powell come into the back row in place of Gareth Gravell and Steve Ojomoh.
Newport were involved in three epic clashes with Leinster last season. They lost 21-6 and 26-21 in the Heineken Cup and were then beaten 34-22 at Donnybrook in the quarter-finals of the Celtic League.
Leinster will be at full strength for the game following the end of Ireland's World Cup qualifying campaign. In the absence of 10 international squad members, the inaugural Celtic League champions have lost their last four games after launching their season with a home win over Pontypridd.
Still ruled out for Newport at present are Wales A centre Jonathan Pritchard, who is recovering from a broken bone in his right foot and Wales Under 21 centre Hal Luscombe.
NEWPORT RUGBY: Shane Howarth; Alex Cadwallader, Matt Mostyn, Scott Wiliams, Luke Nabaro; Jason Strange, Ofisa Tonu'u; Ceri Jones, James Richards, Adrian Garvey, Simon Raiwalui (captain), Mike Voyle, Joe Powell, Jason Forster, Andrew Powell.
Replacements: Chris Anthony, Paul Young, Steve Ojomoh, Gareth Gravell, Andrew Wagstaff, Michael Hook, Llyr Lane.
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has recently teamed up with Prostate Cymru to help the charity launch its latest campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Members of the Wales squad helped produce a short video and promotional material for the campaign titled 'The Best Defence - is to know the FACTS'.
Defending champions Coleg Sir Gar reached their second consecutive Millennium Stadium final as they defeated Coleg Gwent in the WRU Wednesday Under 18 play-off. Watch highlights of their narrow 10-8 win here.