Wayne O'Connor leads Pontypridd against Carmarthen Quins tonight
Pontypridd continue their intense run of recent fixtures as they play hosts to form Premiership team Carmarthen Quins this evening.
Going into the business end of the season, Ponty occupy top spot in the table with an 11 point lead but they know every result will now count in pushing for a retention of the league crown.
The Quins have turned around their season with an excellent run which has produced eight wins from their last nine games - the last of these victories coming at home against neighbours Llanelli last weekend.
The home side make a raft of changes from the team that started a close fought home win over Aberavon last time out. There are new partnerships at centre, where Gavin Dacey links up with Gary Williams, and at half back, where Dai Flanagan plays outside Gareth James.
Club skipper Chris Dicomidis drops to the bench for a well-earned rest with Dafydd Davies given a start in the second row. Veteran flanker Wayne O'Connor taking over the captaincy.
This week on the Principality Premiership Podcast, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie talks to Carmarthen Quins head coach Louie Tonkin who is aiming to close the gap on leading duo, Pontypridd and Ebbw Vale, with victory against Bridgend tomorrow.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
The Welsh Rugby Union has signed a new four year deal with specialist equipment supplier Rhino Rugby, which is set to benefit both the grass roots game in Wales and the national squad in equal measure.
We watch the new grass growing and being stitched together in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to Millennium Stadium groundsman Lee Evans, Wales great Ieuan Evans gives an overview on the new strategy announced by head of rugby Josh Lewsey, while we also hear from Bedwas, Aberavon and Carmarthen Quins in the Principality Premiership.
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley was welcomed with open arms by the staff and players at Crymych recently when he hosted a training session in memory of former club captain and coach, Glyndwr Richards.
We hear about the WRU's annual report and some exciting new plans for schools and clubs round Wales in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. WRU finance director Steve Phillips explains the money side, while head of rugby Josh Lewsey explains his new strategy for schools and clubs. We also get reaction from all round Wales.
A special interview with WRU National Manager of Womens Rugby Caroline Spanton in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We also hear from Bridgend and Carmarthen Quins, as well as rising star Tyler Morgan.
We look at the SSE SWALEC Cup and the European Challenge Cup in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Pontypridd, Cross Keys, Skewen, as well as Blues outside half Gareth Anscombe and Dragons chief executive Stuart Davies.