"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.
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has recently teamed up with Prostate Cymru to help the charity launch its latest campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Members of the Wales squad helped produce a short video and promotional material for the campaign titled 'The Best Defence - is to know the FACTS'.