With the race to a top place finish in the Principality Premiership now turning into its home straight, current leaders Pontypridd will seek to maintain form and momentum with an away trip to Aberavon on Saturday (KO 2:30pm).
The two clubs will meet each other twice within the short space of four days as the re-arranged return league tie will be played the following Tuesday evening 1st of April. Yet another encounter is in the offing in the SWALEC Cup semi final round on Saturday 12th April.
Under a new coaching team of Jason Hyatt and Barry Maddocks Aberavon have enjoyed a recent resurgence to pull clear of the relegation zone, currently placed tenth in the Premiership table.
Pontypridd come into the game on a high following a 55pts to 15 demolition of Llanelli in the cup quarter final the previous weekend. Four changes are made to the starting line up from that game, with Owen Williams in on the wing, Chris Phillips at prop, Tom Hetherington at hooker and Owen Sheppeard at blind side flanker. Hooker Liam Belcher returns from Wales under 18 duty to take a place on the bench.
Away with Wales Sevens in Hong Kong are winger Alex Webber and scrum half Tom Williams, whilst winger Lewis Williams has been given leave of absence to get married and has taken prop James Howe with him.
The second phase of the Principality Premiership kicked off last week with the introduction of two tiers. In this week's podcast Aberavon No 8 Chris Davies tells WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie he's had to change his game while Cross Keys head coach Greg Woods says his side still have plenty to aim for.
Women in the Ospreys region recently completed a Level 1 coaching course and are looking forward to putting their theory into practice in clubs and schools across the region. A women only course has been organised for the Scarlets region starting next week, full details at the end of the video.
Bedwas may have surprised a few by finishing the first phase of the Principality Premiership in second spot, but head coach Steve Law is confident his side have enough ability to remain competitive in phase two as they travel to Ebbw Vale to kick off their Tier 1 campaign, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie, hears.
How do you follow a dancing hippopotamus - the Ospreys wheelchair rugby team has just the 'oneness' to do it say the BBC! For a decade the sight of a herd of hippos synchronised swimming around their own private blue lagoon, has lit up our television screens at regular intervals between favourite BBC One shows. But now the nation's most watched channel has relinquished its famous amphibious mammals in favour of a new show-reel which includes the Ospreys wheelchair rugby team.
Treorchy's award-winning secretary Bryan James, Ebbw Vale's Nigel Davies and all four regions on the Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We look ahead fo Europe with Rob Evans of the Scarlets, Dan Baker of the Ospreys, Ellis Jenkins of the Blues, as well as Nic Cudd and Tom Prydie of the Dragons.
Martyn Phillips has discussed details of the newly published 'Strategy for Welsh Rugby' which puts in black and white terms the plans and direction of the governing body of the national sport in Wales for the next decade.
Nigel Davies is a relieved man after seeing his side secure the last spot for phase two of this season's Principality Premiership with a hard fought victory against Gwent rivals, Cross Keys at Eugene Cross Park on Saturday.
Bedwas director of rugby Steve Law is looking for a big reaction from his players as they once again host Merthyr at the Bridge Field a week after being dumped out of the WRU National Cup by the Ironmen.
Mathew Nuthall's love affair with major finals at Principality Stadium is on course for a final act after he scored a try in Caerphilly's quarter-final demolition of last season WRU National Bowl runners-up, Taffs Well.
Pontypool beat Llanelli in the last round of the WRU National Cup and the Championship leaders added the scalp of another Principality Premiership side to their collection as they put Cardiff to the sword in the second half to win 43-32 and progress into the last eight.