In the SWALEC Cup, last year's beaten finalists Pontypridd face a difficult trip to Llanelli in a match that will see one of Welsh rugby's cup giants exit the competition at the first hurdle.
Ponty fell to a surprise defeat against Cross Keys in last season's final at the Millennium Stadium and will have to overcome the ultimate cup kings, 14 times winners Llanelli on their own patch in order to progress to round two.
Elsewhere, rivals Bridgend and Bridgend Athletic clash at Brewery Field with local bragging rights at stake. The Ravens started their Premiership campaign with a win over Llanelli last weekend but the local derby will surely bring out the best in both teams.
In another derby, Cardiff welcome Cardiff Met, formerly UWIC to the Arms Park while Whitland take on Aberavon, Ebbw Vale host fellow Gwent side Newbridge and Llandovery travel to Bedwas in the other all Premiership tie.
North Wales side RGC 1404 will be hoping to win their first ever SWALEC Cup game but they face a difficult tie away to Swansea, while the remaining round one fixtures see Llanharan take on Beddau, Bonymaen visit Newport, Narberth clash with Premiership side Carmarthen and Blackwood host Pontypool.
Defending champions Cross Keys as well as Bargoed, Glamorgan Wanderers, Neath and Tata Steel all have byes in the first round.
The sides involved will have to wait for their cup run to start though with the round one fixtures taking place the weekend of January 26 2013..
Plenty of award winners in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast.Dragons centre Tyler Morgan wins one of the top awards for up and coming talent with the SportingWales Rising Stars 2015 award. Scarlets and Wales outside half Hannah Jones is one of the runners-up. We also he from community clubs as the season approaches and Principality Premiership unsung hero Ron Taylor of Ebbw Vale.
Actor and Millennium Stadium Tour Guide Gareth Bale has been performing his one-man play about Wales rugby legend Ray Gravell across Wales. He chats to WRU TV before taking his show to the Edinburgh Festival.
After widespread consultation, the WRU has made major changes to its pathway programme for girls rugby with a spring and summer season being introduced with immediate effect in order to respond to a clear demand to play the game.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
We cover the big news the 2017 Champions League Final will be coming to the Millennium Stadium, in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford, First Minister Carwyn Jones and WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis. Wales coach Warren Gatland describes their high altitude training in Switzerland, national match officials manager Nigel Whitehouse talks about the community coaches and referees conference, while we have a special feature on Cardiff Blues U18 girls sevens squad preparing for their first Gemau Cymru, with some help from internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
Ebbw Vale coach Jason Strange is proud of his side's effort in against Pontypridd in the Principality Premiership final and as WRU TV's Liz Jones finds out, he's now looking forward to Wales' Under 20 campaign with confidence.
The countdown to the Junior World Championships starts in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to WRU U20 coaching co-ordinator Allan Lewis and captain Rory Thornton. We speak to the winning teams at SWALEC Finals Day, Wales Sevens manager Steffan Thomas and Wales women's rugby manager Caroline Spanton.
Principality Building Society has joined forces with the Welsh Rugby Union to offer every club in Wales the opportunity to reward their most cherished volunteers with tickets for Wales' Dove Men Test clash with Italy at the Millennium Stadium next weekend, Saturday 5th September 2015 (5.00pm).
A day of entertainment is promised during the Foster's National 7s at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 30 August, with games, fancy dress prizes and festive food and drink on offer as an added bonus alongside some fast and furious rugby.