In Division One, Tondu, who opened with a 78-0 loss at Whitland, will again field a young side at home to Narberth, who were favourites for the title but came horribly unstuck at home to Llanharan, and the Dairymen are now home to
There will be local rivalry at the Memorial Ground as Glamorgan Wanderers take on Rumney, while UWIC should have returning students to strengthen them against a Tredegar squad, who tumbled to their worst-ever home defeat at the hands of Beddau.
Abertillery are again unable to raise a team and their match at Dinas Powys in Division Two East is postponed with a final decision on the great old Gwent club likely to come before their match against Llantwit Fardre, due to be
played at Abertillery Park on September 20.
Fleur de Lys have their first outing of the season at home to Penygraig in that division, where Ystrad Rhondda will be fully extended by Croesyceiliog, while in Two West Dunvant's home meeting with Felinfoel and the Corus-Cwmavon match should be of great interest.
There will be no league rugby in North Wales this weekend as a trial match for the District squad will be underway, while Lampeter versus Gorseinon is postponed due to a wedding and the Blaengarw-Brecon and Blaenau Gwent-Blaenavon matches are cancelled due to the withdrawl of the home sides in both cases.
From Divisions 3-5 there will be play in East, West, South-East and South-West with David Bishop now in charge of coaching at Old Illtydians and former half back partner Mark Ring joining with ex-Cardiff prop Bob Newman at St Peters, who are temporarily playing on Blackweir in Cardiff.
Several clubs make a start to the season on Saturday, including Glynneath, Seven Sisters, Neyland, Llangwm, Crymych, Llanybydder,
Penygroes and Llanelli Wanderers in the west and Cilfynydd and Machen further east.
Rhiwbina are the bye team in Five South-East after having begun with a rare away win at the expense of Ogmore Vale.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.