Newport will be looking to break a losing streak that stretches ten games - including six defeats from six games in the Celtic League
Borders, have are looking to continue a run of four wins - two in the League and two in the Parker Pen Challenge Cup.
NEWPORT v BORDERS (at Rodney Parade, 2.30pm).
Newport: M Pini (capt); A Cadwallader, H Luscombe, S Williams, A Wagstaff; J Strange, D Burn; D Pattison, P Young, A Garvey, M Veater, J Powell, S Ojomoh, R Jones, G Gravell.
Replacements: C Anthony, J Richards, S Raiwalui/M Voyle, C Hill, N Palmer, S Howarth, L Lane.
Borders: T Vili; N Walker, J Stuart, K Utterson, S Paterson; G Townsend (capt), I Fairley; P Thomson, S Scott, B Douglas, D Weir, R Metcalfe, A Rennick, S Sititi, M Taylor. Replacements: G Morton, C Laidlaw, C Cusiter, A Mower, C Stewart, G Graham, S Gunn.
Out - Newport: J Jones-Hughes (knee), J Pritchard (broken foot bone), B Breeze (knee), I Gough (back).
Borders: S Longstaff (knee), G Armstrong (knee), S Cranston (knee), C
Murray (shoulder), C Moir (thigh).