Cardiff include new fly-half signing Nicky Roberts in the 22-man squad on duty at Ebbw Vale tomorrow.
The former Celtic Warriors Academy player has been with Aberavon during pre-season matches but has switched to the Arms Park outfit where team manager Gafyn Cooper predicts he will be a useful acquisition.
He said, "Nicky is a very accomplished number 10 and can also play at full-back so he offers various options for us. He's trained with us this week and we have added him to the squad."
The Blue & Blacks also give a debut to James Loxton in the number 15 shirt at Eugene Cross Park as they endeavour to kick-start their Principality Premiership campaign after the disappointing home defeat at the hands of Swansea.
Other changes in the starting line-up from last week see the return of Gareth Chapman for the injured Shaun James at centre and the inclusion of Ashley Sweet and Dan Godfrey in the pack where Adam Powell switches from number 8 to flanker.
Cardiff: James Loxton; Ryan Howells, Gareth Chapman, Darren Ryan, Matthew John; Gareth Davies, Tom Slater; Ian George, Rhys James, Phil Osborne, Ashley Sweet, James Down, Adam Powell, Dan Godfrey, Rhys Shellard (captain)
Replacements: Garry Horrigan, Daniel Preece, Dan Partridge, Jake Thomas, Garyn Lucas, Nicky Roberts, Richard Jones
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.