Robin McBryde has been forced to miss this weekends clash against Edinburgh after injuring his ankle at home.
Marcus Thomas will start instead of the injured McBryde, whilst Phil John steps up onto the replacement bench.
Although Phil John plays prop for Llanelli he has played at number two before, and with Aled Gravell (broken wrist) and Adam Yelland (Torn ankle ligaments) ruled out it leaves Llanelli with no other option apart from John.
RGC 1404 have celebrated their crowning as Division One East winners, after just one season of competitive rugby. A big crowd turned out to support the clubs 'Celebration Saturday' when they were presented with the SWALEC trophy following their definitive 45-0 home win against Rhydydfelin on 18 May.
A special video package as Pontypridd claimed the double for the first time in their history by winning the Principality Premiership final, including match build-up, highlights, post match reaction and dressing room celebrations.