Glyncoch's Shaun Baggs masterminded a comeback over New Tredegar in last season's final at the Millennium Stadium.
The SWALEC Bowl kicks-off tomorrow, with 96 teams competing to take home the trophy.
Last year's champions Glyncoch are just one of a number of teams to receive a bye straight into round two after Shaun Baggs masterminded a comeback over New Tredegar in last season's final at the Millennium Stadium.
Glyncoch trailed 14-0 at one stage but fullback Baggs kicked three penalties and converted a Mike Webb try as his side came back to take home the trophy.
And last year's win for Glyncoch has seen the club go from strength to strength with the Gladiators still unbeaten so far this season.
"The cup win was massive for the club," said Glyncoch team manager Dai Jones. "It attracted more players to the club and as we're in division five we can do it again this year."
Who will take home the trophy this year though is anyone's guess and there are again a number of choice local derbies in round one of this year's tournament.
These include Benllech vs Shotton Steel, Bangor vs Abergele and Bangor University vs Flint in north Wales alone.
In mid Wales, Newtown and Machynlleth clash at Newtown's Recreation Ground.
Llandaff North take on Abercwmboi, Clwb Rygbi welcome St Josephs while Usk face fellow Monmouthshire side Chepstow in three of the other first round fixtures.
All will be competing for the chance to play in the final at the Millennium Stadium next year and Jones says it is a day his club will never forget.
"Players want to play at the Millennium Stadium it's a massive pulling factor," he added. "It was a great day out and the players got to see how the internationals live for a day. We're still unbeaten and we're aiming to win the trophy again."
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
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.
Having just secured a top place finish in the Principality Premiership, Pontypridd are given no time to rest on their laurels as they face a tough away trip to face Cross Keys on Saturday at Pandy Park (KO 2:30pm).