Heol y Cyw are the defending champions of the SWALEC Plate.
SWALEC Plate holders Heol y Cyw will launch the defence of their title at Tylorstown this weekend.
The Bridgend outfit have started the league season in style and are top of SWALEC Division 1 East after only one defeat in their opening seven matches. They are looking to hold on to the trophy they secured at the Millennium Stadium in May with a thrilling 20-19 victory over Rhydyfelin and will be confident of making progress at the expense of the Tigers, from Division 3 South East.
Last season's beaten finalists, Rhydyfelin, have also been drawn away. They make the trip to Penarth to play the Seasiders, who are two divisions below them. Rhydyfelin have had a difficult start to the season in Division 1 East with only one victory to date.
Division 1 West leaders Glynneath head to Division 3 South West side Bryncoch hoping to maintain their winning streak, while there will be locdl derby at Welfare Park, Senghenyyd where Caerphilly are the visitors.
Dowlais, who play in Division 2 East with Senghenydd, entertain Glamorgan Wanderers, while another Cardiff-based team, St Peter's, face a difficult trip to fellow Division 3 South East side Brecon.
The Rocks, who are still remembered for their famous cup giant-killing exploits against Cardiff, are third in the league while Brecon are struggling near the foot of the table. The sides have already met in a league match with St Peter's winning 36-13 at the Harlequins, so they will go into the tie as firm favourites.
Unbeaten Tenby United, who sit proudly at the top of Division 3 West, open their SWALEC Plate campaign at Llanybydder, who have yet to win a match this season. The two teams met earlier in the season, when Tenby ran out convincing 43-14 victors at home.
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.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Wales, Racing Metro and Lions centre Jamie Roberts Wales assistant coach Rob Howley, WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey and representatives of grassroots clubs in Wales who helped finalise the policy. We also hear from WRU National Medical Manager Prav Mathema, plus Llanelli and Cardiff in the Principality Premiership.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Wales, Racing Metro and Lions centre Jamie Roberts took time out of his club commitments to raise the profile of the campaign launch held at Pontyclun Rugby Club.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Interview with WRU National Medical Manager Prav Mathema.
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.