There will be several rearranged matches this weekend, but only two
games are scheduled in the Premier Division, when Caerphilly entertain
Ebbw Vale and Pontypridd host Swansea, both on Friday evening.
A Pontypridd win would take them over Aberavon into third place in the
table, while Caerphilly could move into fifth, but the club keenest to
take three points must be Ebbw Vale, who are currently only one point
off the bottom of the division.
In Division One, there will be three matches played with second-placed
Llanharan hoping to retain their unbeaten record over battling Rumney at
Riverside Park, while Blackwood meet Beddau in what could be a close
call and Carmarthen Athletic hope to have a few shocks for third-placed
Whitland on Friday evening.
There will be a few matches played in the lower divisions with Merthyr
looking to pull clear of Builth Wells in Two East if they defeat Ystrad
Rhondda, though Builth have games in hand. Risca take on Croesyceiliog
and in Two West Pencoed hope to play a match away to Aberavon Quins.
Division Three East will have Newport Saracens hoping to move closer to
the top against Abergavenny and leaders Brynithel travel to bottom club
Llanhilleth, while Talywain taken on Cwmbran and Pontypool Utd meet
Abercarn. In the South-West Trebanos v Bryncoch and Skewen v Ystalyfera
are the games due to play and in the South-East Tonyrefail meet Taffs
The only division four match is in the South-West when Amman Utd hope
their pitch is fit to meet Briton Ferry and in Five South-West Tonna bid
to climb closer to the top if they can dismiss Neath Athletic.
Cup rugby is due for Sunday when Brynmawr take on Bridgend and Cross
Keys meet Aberavon in the Quarter-finals of the Konica Minolta Cup. Both
matches are set for 2.30pm starts.
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
Last week all roads led to Eugene Cross Park where defending champions Ebbw Vale hosted this season's launch of the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie was there to capture the thoughts of Damien Hudd, captain of Ebbw Vale, and WRU Head of Performance, Geraint John.
Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.