Last season's West captain, Robyn Wilkins played in all five Wales games during this year's Six Nations championship.
The East Wales v West Wales Girls Under 18's clash at Bridgend tomorrow gives players their first opportunity to stake a claim to represent Wales Dragons at the UK School Games in Manchester later this year. (KO 6pm)
The keenly contested encounter will follow hot on the heels of Bridgend's Principality Premiership contest against Cross Keys which kicks off at 2.30pm.
The annual clash brings together the best players from the Blues and Dragons to represent East Wales while the best from the Scarlets and Ospreys are selected to play in the West Wales Squad.
The encounter has quickly established itself as an excellent tool for identifying talented players. Three of last season's West squad were included in the senior Wales Six Nations squad this season.
Last season's West captain, Robyn Wilkins played in all five Wales games during the tournament, with winger Elli Norkett also getting capped. This season West Wales will be captained by the third national squad member, fly half Hannah Jones.
Both Jones and Norkett will feature tomorrow while other players to watch out for in this year's game are Scarlets' openside flanker, Jennie Collins, who was arguably the best player of this season's Under 18's regional championship and young Ospreys scrum half Keira Bevan, who has been very impressive during squad training.
West Wales won last season's game 29-3 in Llandovery.
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.
The WRU's Women and Girls legacy events - #TRY OUR GAME have proved popular this week with current players and newcomers to the game learning new skills and picking up tips from national squad players.
We caught up with Shona and Ellie from the Wales women team ahead of the start of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris next month at a recent women's training session to encourage and promote more women and girls to try their hand at rugby. #tryourgame
We hear from the Wales camps in South Africa and New Zealand, as well as the EGM, in this week's principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. Defence coach Shaun Edwards and forwards coach Robin McBryde look ahead to the Springboks, Angus O'Brien and Mark Taylor look back at heartbreak for Wales Under 20s, while group chief executive Roger Lewis and chairman David Pickering face the Welsh press after being vindicated at the EGM.
Newport are certainly having an indifferent season so far and having gone close in a number of matches they have only two league wins to their name as they prepare to face Neath tomorrow afternoon (KO 1.30pm)