Paul Turner has so many kids coming through at the Dragons - he feels "pregnant", with a third of his squad for the new season are aged 21 or under.
And the Dragons coach reckons it's time for the next generation to come of age and shine at Rodney Parade this season. He said: "We've got so many kids on the way that I feel half pregnant.
"We've produced several players through our academy over the last year and we're extremely proud of that. We want that to continue.
"If I only played senior players, such as Colin Charvis, then that would stop the process of bringing through the younger guys. So I know I have got to play them."
Twelve of the Dragons' 37-man squad this season have yet to celebrate their 22nd birthday, but that did not stop Turner naming five of his "kids" to face Saracens last Friday night.
And he expects the likes of Wales Under-20s pair Ashley Smith and Jason Tovey, rising star Dan Lydiate and Australian import Rory Sidey to make an immediate impact this season.
Turner said: "We're building slowly and I believe we've got a team which is developing in the right direction.
"We've got to keep up with the best and that why it's been all change here this summer.
"We've brought in new signings, a new captain in Tom Willis, a new stadium is on it's way and we've got new training facilities at Cardiff University.
"I made sure the players were aware of the changes because some people in Wales don't like change."
The new generation of players emerging at Rodney Parade are likely to make British Lions and Wales veteran Colin Charvis a sideline figure this season.
Charvis, 35, has taken over as defence coach and will only be used as emergency cover.
Turner said: "Colin has only just started his coaching career and he's really enjoying the role so far. That's the route we're going down this season and he will only play for us if we get a lot of injuries."
Yet he may be needed soon than expected with the Dragons facing an injury crisis ahead of the season kick-off.
Eight players are struggling to be fit for the opening game against Glasgow on September 5.
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.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.