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 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.