There will be no respite for Pontypridd as their Principality Premiership campaign continues apace, the next engagement being an away match at Pontypool on Tuesday evening (KO 7:15pm).
Following on from a crunch top of the table clash with Neath last time out, Ponty will need to maintain the momentum gathered in winning that encounter by going all out for another victory at Pontypool Park.
The reverse fixture back towards the end of September saw Pontypridd gain a home win over their Gwent opponents by 24-13.
'Pooler' have since then been hovering just above the relegation zone, but have consolidated a position of safety with some hard fought victories epitomising the fighting spirit of the "Viet-Gwent".
In an attempt to keep the squad fresh and to utilise the strength in depth available, Pontypridd once more make a number of changes from the starting line up which nailed the all important home win over Neath. Matthew Nuthall, Lewis Williams and Chris Clayton form a new attacking back three with Dean Gunter stepping in at No 10.
Huw Dowden, recovered from a long standing hamstring injury, is given the hooker's berth with Jake Thomas occupying the blindside flanker position, allowing Darren Waters to revert to the openside.
Pontypridd: 15.Matthew Nuthall. 14.Lewis Williams. 13.Gavin Dacey. 12.Dafydd Lockyer. 11.Chris Clayton. 10.Dean Gunter. 9.Garyn Lucas; 1.Stuart Williams. 2.Huw Dowden. 3.Ryan Harford. 4.Craig Locke. 5.Ryan Savage. 6.Jake Thomas. 7.Darren Waters. 8.Chris Dicomidis (Capt)
Replacements: Kristian Baller; Simon Humberstone; Gary Williams; Tom Hetherington; Wayne O'Connor; Owen Sheppeard; Chris Phillips.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.