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 Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event