22 year old Tovey, who played with Newport RFC and is set to leave Dragons for Cardiff Blues, will be familiar with Musgrave Park having played there with the Dragons in the September RaboDirect PRO12 match. He missed the return game at Rodney Parade on March 3rd but not because Cross Keys were playing Llandovery the same afternoon.
Tovey comes in after Steffan Jones broke his ankle in the semi v Pirates and Dean Gunter is cup-tie after playing with Pontypridd.
It's been billed as the most important game in the Welsh club's history and rumour has it that Wales caretaker coach Rob Howley was in their Pandy Park home last night to give the Gwent side a pep talk.
Cross Keys: G David; K Baller, L Andrews, P Williams, N Trowbridge; J Tovey, R Dyer; R Cornock, G Price, M Jones; D Hodge, T Lampard; R Peebles, R Nash capt, J Groves. Replacements: L Eawlins, J Sollis, C Gould, C Traynern, M Popham, L williams, O Jones.
Referee: James Matthews (SRU).