After winning 39-17 at Pontypool on Saturday, Neath continue to ring the changes for tonight''s visit to Cardiff.
Behind the scrum, one centre position has yet to be finalized but Luke Ford and scrum-half Kevin Farrell come back into the starting line-up. Up front, hooker Ashleigh James, the second-row pairing of Euros Evans and Peter Sidoli, and back rowers Mike Collins and Gareth Gravell returning.
Flanker John Bowd, out of action for nearly a year following a knee operation, is again on the replacements' bench after making a pleasing impact in a 20-minute cameo at Pontypool Park.
"We have had four good away wins at Bedwas, Llandovery, Carmarthen Quins and Pontypool who are all likely to beat other sides especially on their own patch. But it is early days yet and we have some tough challenges ahead, not least this one at Cardiff who will be the best side we've played so far.
"Cardiff are always a formidable side and we fully realise that only a top effort will do for us on the night. We don't take too much notice of their being held to a draw by Cross Keys on Saturday as they had 10 changes from their normal line-up and most of their front-line players, if not all, will return against us.
"Our fans have been tremendous, travelling with us in big numbers throughout our away run. They have had to be patient in the first-half as these sides have taken some breaking down. However, the squad is geared for a big effort and we will be looking to reward our supporters with a big last effort at Cardiff before we open our home programme on Saturday."
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.