With the season just days away, the Welsh Rugby Union Podcast previews what should be nine months of mouth-watering action.
We hear from Magners League tournament director David Jordan who says the league will build of the success of last season,and discusses the impact of the play-offs that will be introduced not this season, but next.
Wales' four competing regions speak about their hopes for forthcoming campaign, with optimistic noises coming from the four corners of the Principality.
And former Wales Rugby international Arthur Emyr talks about his role in bringing the London 2012 Olympic events to Cardiff.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.
The WRU officially unveiled the new pitch today in time for Wales to take on Australia in the first of the Dove Men Series autumn international matches this Saturday. Head Groundsman Lee Evans and colleague Craig Campbell reflect on the 15-week project and look ahead to a pitch perfect future at Millennium Stadium.