Influential flanker Wayne O'Connor returns to the Ponty line-up.
Pontypridd are now on the home straight to the end of a long season, with a run of two home games to finish off their campaign.
Llandovery are the visitors to Sardis Road tomorrow (KO 2:30pm). The Drovers are poised perilously close to the Premiership drop zone, but that in itself, along with their comfortable home win over Ponty in the corresponding fixture back in December, will make them a dangerous animal to contend with.
Whilst the Drovers will be fighting for their lives in the top flight, Ponty will seek to maintain their season-long winning run at Sardis, hoping to make third place in the table, or at least to consolidate a fourth place finish.
Having lost a close encounter away to champions Cardiff midweek, Ponty suffered another injury blow, with winger Owen Williams departing the game concussed. He joins centre Adam Thomas (concussion), outside half Gareth McCarthy (hamstring), prop Pat Palmer (shoulder), lock Grant Harrington (hamstring) and flanker Kristian Dacey (knee) on the sick list.
To compensate for those absentees, full back Matt Hutchings makes a comeback from injury to be placed on the bench, and influential flanker Wayne O'Connor from suspension to return to the starting line up. Lewis Williams comes in on the wing, with Stuart Williams at loose head prop, partnering hooker Huw Dowden and tight head Sam Hobbs in a revised front row union.
Pontypridd: 15.Kristian Baller. 14.Lewis Williams. 13.Gavin Dacey. 12.Mike Davies. 11.Chris Clayton. 10.Dai Flanagan. 9.Andrew Jenkins. 1.Stuart Williams. 2.Huw Dowden. 3.Sam Hobbs. 4.Ryan Savage. 5.Chris Dicomidis. 6.Rhys Lloyd. 7.Wayne O'Connor. 8.Nathan Strong (capt).
Subs: Rhys Downes; Lawrence Price; Matt Hutchings; Chris Martenko; Ryan Harford; Geraint Lewis; Leighton Davies
Wales reached their first semi-final since 2013 in the opening round of this season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie recaps on what proved to be an eventful tournament
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series