"But, it will not be easy as Newport are a strong side. However, this keeps the players interest going and we must put on every bit as good a performance as we did to beat Neath. We will go onto the tie with a great deal of confidence and it is certainly better to play them home than at Rodney Parade."
Andrew Vaughan John, chairman of Aberavon, was delighted, stating: "The bank manager will be happy about us being home. Newport probably the best supported Premier club, so we must hope that it will be a good turnout on Easter Saturday.
Konica Minolta Cup - Round 6 (Quarter-finals) - ties to be played on the weekend of March 26, 2005
BEDDAU (Div 1) v BRIDGEND (Premier)
ABERAVON (Premier) v NEWPORT (Premier)
LLANELLI (Premier) v CARMARTHEN QUINS (Premier)
BANWEN (Div 2 West) v PONTYPRIDD (Premier)
Aberavon have won 87 ties and lost 33.
Newport have twice been cup winners and have won 86 ties and lost 31.
Bridgend have twice been cup winners and have won 100 ties, having lost 31.
Pontypridd have twice been cup winners and have won 86 ties and lost 31.
Llanelli have won the cup 12 times, have won an astonishing 141 ties and lost only 21.
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.