Llanelli go to Llanharan for a Saturday evening game, which on form should go to the men in red, but coach Dennis John will be hoping that his fit, young side can snatch a rare win. A Llanelli victory can bring them level at the top on 42 points. However, Neath are already 24 tries ahead of the Scarlets.
Ebbw Vale will be trying to avoid passive scrums when they entertain Swansea with Jason Williams having last week become the first man to reach 3.000 league points in a career when his 16 against Carmarthen Quins took him to 3,003 while Byron Hayward, his club colleague, has already overhauled Neil Jenkins into second place.
Cross Keys return to action in a derby against Pontypool, while a rejuvenated Newbridge after coach Mike Watkins cracked the whip, travel to meet an Aberavon side that has won six successive matches under new coaches Kevin Hopkins and Mark ones, both former Wales teammates.
Carmarthen Quins, who have lost four of their last five outings, take on Pontypridd, who gained a good 36-22 win over Cardiff last Saturday and Bedwas look for only their second home win of the season as they entertain a slightly off-colour Llandovery.
In the final match, Newport face bottom club Caerphilly at Rodney Parade. Odds are very much on the third-placed Black and Ambers, but it was only a few seasons ago that they lost five successive matches to Caerphilly
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
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.