The autumn series kicks off against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday (2.30) with Wales's players hoping they can polish up Rob Howley's coaching CV by presenting him with his first win over a Test nation.
If the Grand Slam champions are to open the series with a win they will have to pass the traditionally stern scrummaging test posed by the Pumas, a challenge made more difficult by the absence of the injured Adam Jones.
In the Lion's place, Howley has called up his regional team-mate Aaron Jarvis.
The Exeter-born prop held his own last month against Marcos Ayerza, his opponent tomorrow, but Argentina will have noted the debutant in Wales's front row and will be sniffing blood.
South Wales Evening Post sports reporter Dafydd Pritchard is at the game. For all the latest pre-match team news, as well as live match updates, click play on our Cover it Live panel below...