North Wales Crusaders prop Simon Stephens is suspended for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship One match against the Gloucestershire All Golds, while Jamie Durbin is a major doubt with a hamstring injury.
However, North Wales coach Clive Griffiths has an otherwise fully fit squad.
He said: “We’re very fortunate that we’ve got a big complement of front rowers, given Simon’s suspension.”
Griffiths has warned his men against any hint of complacency as they prepare to face a Gloucestershire team still searching for its first league win of the season.
Griffiths said: “It’s classic top v bottom. If you underestimate anybody you get burned badly, and we won’t be underestimating them in any shape or form. I coached a number of their players in the Wales Students team.
“It’s a game we must win and a game people expect us to win. We’re in a good position now, and it’s a different kind of pressure that we’re facing.”
He added: “Gloucestershire aren’t a new team, but it’s a new standard for them.
“They’re keen and enthusiastic, they try to play with pace and width, and they’ve got some good individuals.
“We’ll have to watch Tyla Hepi – he’s one of the leaders of the ship. We know how important it is to keep our momentum going.”
Hepi said: “We need to step up our levels of enthusiasm and commitment in the second half, but that didn’t happen.”