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
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.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.