The Neath-Swansea Ospreys head to Meadowbank this weekend (kick-off 7.30pm) hoping they can upset the odds and smash their opponents 100 per cent record in the Heineken Cup.
The Ospreys - one of only two teams in the Heineken Cup yet to earn a point - take on Edinburgh - the only unbeaten side in the competition. The Scot's are flying as high as they ever have, while the Ospreys have been awaiting take-off for more than two months - as their nine straight losses indicate.
Ospreys coach Lyn Jones has left struggling club skipper Scott Gibbs out of his squad, and young Wales dynamo Jonathan Thomas takes over the skipper's armband.
'We're expecting an extremely tough fixture,' Jones admitted. 'We are out of the competition and have only pride to play for.
'Edinburgh are a form team who have performed admirably in the European Cup this season. Challenges do not come any bigger than facing them in their backyard at this time.'
Jones has selected former Springbok winger Stefan Terblanche at fullback, with Samoan flyer Elvis Seveali'i and Wales star Shane Williams on the wing. Incredibly, despite his heroics at the World Cup, Williams hasn't played in a winning team since the Test win over Romania nearly five months ago.
Skipper Gibbs has a leg injury, while lock Gareth Llewellyn, hooker Huw Bennett and flanker Gavin Thomas are also ruled out.
Edinburgh Rugby: D Lee; S Webster, M Di Rollo, B Laney (capt), C Joiner; C Paterson, M Blair; A Jacobsen, D Hall, C Smith, N Hines, S Murray, A Dall, A Hogg, S Taylor
Replacements: C Di Ciacca, J Brannigan, A Kellock, S Cross, G Burns, T Philip, H Southwell Neath-Swansea Ospreys: S Terblanche; E Seveali'I, J Storey, D Tiueti, S Williams; G Henson, A Williams; D Jones, B Williams, A Jones, A Newman, J Thomas (capt), J Bater, S Tandy, N Bonner-Evans
Replacements: C Wells, A Millward, R Pugh, L Tait, A Durston, M Brayley, S Connor
Referee: Eric Darriere (France)
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
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.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.