Ebbw Vale RFC return to action against Merthyr RFC on Sunday at the Wern when they start their campaign in the Indigo Premiership.
The squad shows a good mix of youth and experience with captain Joe Franchi making his 168th appearance for the club while 18 year old former Steeler Youth product Harry Rees-Weldon makes his debut on the wing.
Summer signings Ewan Bowden and Rory Harries are selected in the match day squad while Morgan Davies and Cameron Regan return for the Steelmen having rejoined the club in the summer.
The full team is:
15. Evan Lloyd 14 Harry Rees-Weldon 13 Ethan Phillips 12 Dom Franchi 11 Ewan Bowden 10 Kieran Meek 9 Jon Evans
1 Luke Garrett 2 Joe Franchi (CAPT) 3 Morgan Davies 4 Dylan Bartlett 5 Curtis Gregory 6 Chad Thomas 7 Gethin Williams 8 Ryan Jenkins
16 Rhys Francis 17 Charley Kearns 18 Harry Drane 19 Jakub Malecki 20 Cameron Regan 21 Rory Harries 22 Amir Jiwa-Walji 23 Morgan Richards