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.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
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'.