Cardiff have kept their team changes to a minimum as they seek to reverse a two-match losing run when they entertain Aberavon at the Arms Park on Saturday (2.30pm).
The only new names in the starting line-up for the Principality Premiership clash are in the back row where Jake Thomas and Jamie Ringer return to action. Adam Powell and Nick Hampson are unavailable due to illness.
Rhys Shellard and Craig Morgan played for the Barbarians in the Remembrance Match against the Combined Services on Wednesday evening and are named among the replacements.
Cardiff James Loxton; Ryan Howells, Gareth Chapman, Darren Ryan, Jimmy Norris; Gareth Davies, Tom Slater; Ian George, Garry Horrigan, Kristian Gay, Ashley Sweet, Matthew Veater, Jamie Ringer, Dan Godfrey, Jake Thomas
Replacements: Rhys James, Phil Osborne, Darren Lynch, Rhys Shellard, Garyn Lucas, Chris Anderson, Craig Morgan
The WRU has teamed up with Crawshay's to tour Georgia in June. The side, which will be called the Crawshays WRU President's XV, will play Emerging Georgia twice, in a tour which supports the Welsh Government's efforts to grow relations between the two countries.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.