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
After two years in the international wilderness, Adi Taviner is hoping to make up for lost time when she takes part in her second Women's Rugby World Cup which kicks off in Paris next Friday where Wales take on hosts, France.
The WRU's Women and Girls legacy events - #TRY OUR GAME have proved popular this week with current players and newcomers to the game learning new skills and picking up tips from national squad players.
We caught up with Shona and Ellie from the Wales women team ahead of the start of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris next month at a recent women's training session to encourage and promote more women and girls to try their hand at rugby. #tryourgame
The Women's Rugby World Cup warm-up clash between Wales and USA proved bittersweet for centre Elen Evans. Despite being one of the star performers on the day on her 50th Test appearance, USA edged home 10-7 at Cross Keys.
Wales completed their Junior World Championship campaign with a victory over Samoa. Team manager Mark Taylor and No 8 James Benjamin reflect on a tournament which saw Wales win three games and lose two.