Newport head to The Talbot Athletic Ground determined to get back to winning ways after two disappointing losses to Cardiff in the Premier Cup and Swansea in the Indigo Premiership. Despite these losses, the Black & Ambers are in fourth place in the league due to starting the season with two bonus point wins.
Aberavon have a similar record but are one place behind so the teams are evenly matched. It could come down to performance on the day.
Newport make several changes to the last starting line-up including the complete front row, both half-backs and four of the threequarters.
Newport: Thomas Davies, Henry Palmer, Nathan Evans, Elliot Ferriman, Barny Langton-Cryer, Josh Skinner, Kyle Tayler, Ben Roach (Captain), Che Hope, Matt O’Brien, Elliot Frewen, Joe Westwood, Jon Morris, Oli Andrew, Ioan Davies.
Replacements: Tyler Olding, Tom Workman, Garin Harris, Nick Thomas, Rhys Jenkins, Dafydd Buckland, Carwyn Penny, Chay Foster-Smith.
Referee: Mike English
AR1: Gareth Jablonski
AR2: Chris Oliver
PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY KICK-OFF DUE TO THE WALES QUARTER-FINAL GAME.