Swansea travel to the Cornish Pirates this weekend
Swansea have back to back matches against Cornish Pirates in the British & Irish Cup over the next two weekends, starting with a trip to Penzance on Sunday.
Team manager Ian Hopkins said: "This is going to be a very different challenge to our normal league environment which will challenge our players in every way, but it's tough challenges that make players grow so they will be able to show what they are made of on Sunday.
"We lost Nicky Thomas and Chris Shelmerdine in training this week, two of our more senior players but it's up to the youngsters to step up to the plate.
"Having lost to Carmarthen Quins, it's going to be a tough ask to progress from this pool but the next two weekends will decide our fate."
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WRU TV's Liz Jones has to contend with an enthusiastic PA as she interviews victorious Pontypridd coach Paul John after he guided his side to victory in the Principality Premiership final at Sardis Road.
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It's crunch time at both ends of the Principality Premiership where Cross Keys and Carmarthen Quins are chasing a home tie in the play-offs while Aberavon and Swansea are attempting to avoid the drop. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie and Will Thomas preview the action.
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The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
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Magnificent Sevens in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. The Wales squad for the Commonwealth Games was announced, we hear from captain Adam Thomas, Team Wales chef de mission Brian Davies and coach Gareth Williams. Former Wales World Cup winner Richie Pugh gives his verdict while we also speak to Bedwas try machine Rory Budina about hoping to repeat his success as the top try scorer in the Principality Premiership.
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