After the surprises thrown up by Glasgow Warriors and Border Reivers in week three of the Celtic League, round four promises to be just as exciting with league leaders Ulster travelling to the Dragons on Saturday, looking for a third straight win of the season. However, the Ulstermen have never won at Rodney Parade and with the Dragons looking to bounce back from consecutive defeats, their first home game of the season promises to be a great contest.
Should Ulster slip up Edinburgh Gunners, who lost to the leaders last Friday, could go top if they can overcome the Ospreys at Murrayfield on Sunday. For their part the Ospreys will be looking for a happier trip north than last weekend when they lost to the Reivers; they have never lost to the Gunners in the Celtic League.
The round kicks off, however, with last weekend's shock losers, Munster, at home to the Scarlets. That game has been switched to Cork after vandalism left Munster's Thomond Park ground in Limerick unplayable.
Despite their win over the Ospreys the Reivers are still only a point away from bottom side Connacht, and will hope that a first ever away win in the Celtic League will put some space between themselves and bottom place.
Saturday also sees Blues travel to Glasgow Warriors who will be buoyed by their win over Munster. The form book suggests a Warriors win with the Blues having only taken the points once in their last seven visits to Scotland.
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.