The Black and Ambers beat Swansea 26-19 last weekend and avoiding defeat on Saturday will make it 33 games unbeaten - a record that stretches back over the last two Welsh Premiership seasons. The Quins visit Rodney Parade on the back of a narrow 6-3 victory over Pontypool and though they will hope for an improved performance against Newport, the home side look set to continue their march into the record books.
Glamorgan Wanderers travel to Neath still looking for their first win in the top flight but the defending champions will have a point to prove after crashing to a first defeat of the season last weekend. The All Blacks were stunned by Pontypridd at Sardis Road on Saturday whilst the Wanderers were beaten by a rampant Bridgend side. Neath will aim to get back to winning ways against the Wanderers and the All Blacks may prove too strong for a team struggling to find thge winning habit.
Aberavon host Bedwas at the Talbot Athletic Ground in what promises to be one of the days closest games. Andrew James kicked a match-winning 19 points as Bedwas beat Maesteg last weekend whilst the Wizards inflicted a 42-20 defeat on Cardiff.
Pontypridd travel to Maesteg on the back of a confidence-boosting win over the defending champions and are likely to inflict a third successive defeat on the Old Parish.
Cardiff welcome Bridgend in a local derby and will hope they can kick-start their season after a miserable start compounded by a defeat to Aberavon on Saturday. But the Ravens are flying high thanks in no small part to full-back Gareth David who bagged 27 points in last weekend's victory over Glamorgan Wanderers.
Cross Keys will hope to build on their 43-0 thrashing of Llandovery when Llanelli visit Pandy Park on Saturday. The Scarlets cruised past Ebbw Vale at Stradey Park last weekend and will hope they can emulate their home form on the road.
Swansea will be aiming to erase the memories of a defeat at Newport when they go head to head with an Ebbw Vale side that also lost last weekend. The St Helens clash promises to be another of the days close games as Swansea are still not showing the strength of last season whilst Ebbw Vale do not travel well.
Llandovery and Pontypool both have points to prove when they meet at Pontypool Park on Saturday. Both teams suffered disappointing defeats last weekend and will both feel they can come away from this tie with a victory.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
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.