Martyn Dunne of Penallta celebrates winning the SWALEC Plate at the Millennium Stadium last season.
The SWALEC Plate kicks off on the weekend of October 27 with last year's champions Penallta taking on Ynysybwl in what is just one of 41 fixtures taking place on the opening weekend of action.
There are a host of mouth-watering local derbies including Crymych v Cardigan, Llanelli Wanderers v Felinfoel, Brynamman v Cwmllynfell, Penclawdd v Waunarlwydd and Gorseinon v Loughor.
Last year's beaten finalists Nant Conwy will hope to go one better this season and start what they will hope to be another long cup run at home to fellow north Wales side Bethesda while Aberavon Green Stars, Gilfach Goch and Seven Sisters are among the clubs given byes into round two.
Ebbw Vale captain Damien Hudd picked up the biggest accolade of the night at the 11th Principality Premiership Awards Evening held at Principality Stadium, after leading his side to the title for the first time.
Wales U20 captain Tom Phillips and performance psychologist Dr Rich Neil explain why spending three days at Monmouth RFC has further strengthened the togetherness of the squad ahead of the #WorldRugbyU20s
Merthyr were officially crowned champions of the SSE SWALEC Championship at Dowlais on Saturday where captain Andy Powell paid tribute to his side who have earned promotion to the Principality Premiership
WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips hosted the second meeting of the WRU Youth Board last weekend ahead of the Judgement Day IV regional double-header. Tthe board, made up of 15 under-21-year-olds from around Wales, heard presentations from head of participation Ryan Jones, policy and integrity manager Jeremy Rogers and national women's rugby manager Caroline Spanton, with Pro Rugby Wales CEO Mark Davies also on hand to hear the range of views aired.
Skipper Nathan Huish believes it was pure self belief from his side which saw Bedlinog snatch victory from Penallta in the SSE SWALEC Plate final at Principality Stadium, as WRU TV's Liz Jones discovers.