SWALEC Cup champions Pontypridd will travel to SWALEC Championship side Bargoed for the first round of next season's competition, which takes place on January 10, while runners up Cross Keys must beat Llanelli at Parc y Scarlets in order to progress further.
Last season's SWALEC Plate winners, Merthyr, have been drawn against fellow SWALEC Championship newcomers Glynneath at home in Round One, while Cardiff host Bridgend and Newport take on Aberavon in two other all-Premiership Round One encounters. Neath take on RGC 1404, Bedwas host Pontypool and Llandovery take on Narberth while two other all-Championship Round One clashes see Tondu take on Cardiff Met and Blackwood play Llanharan. Carmarthen, Tata Steel, Ebbw Vale, Newbridge, Swansea and Bridgend Athletic have byes into Round Two.
In the SWALEC Plate, which kicks off on September 27, the winners of last season's SWALEC Bowl, Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd, have been rewarded with a home draw against Brecon in Round One, while in Round One of the SWALEC Bowl, which also kicks off on September 27, last season's Bowl finalists Llantwit Major travel to Treharris.
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.