This weekend is the fifth round of the Principality Premiership and Bedwas are without a win this season and will not relish a trip down West to face a Llanelli side with four wins from their four outings to date. Bedwas have lost their last three matches while Llanelli have scored 15 touchdowns.
Top try scorers Neath entertain Bridgend at the Gnoll looking to add more tries to the 24 already in the bag. The Ravens have won on the road this term after beating Llandovery 20-8 at Church Bank in the opening week of the season, but their line has been crossed ten times so the Welsh All Blacks could be in for another feast of fivepointers.
Pontypool travel to the Talbot Athletic Ground to face an Aberavon side in third place in the table. Pooler have scored three tries in each of their away fixtures but the Wizards have racked up big victories in their two home matches to date.
Bottom club Llandovery welcome Cardiff to Church Bank still looking for their first points of the season. The Blue and Blacks have lost both away fixtures to date and the home side will be quietly confident they can cause an upset.
The all-Gwent derby at Eugene Cross Park sees Ebbw Vale entertain Newport. The Black and Ambers have started the better this term with three straight victories but the Steelmen are unbeaten at home and that could tilt the result their way.
Swansea entertain Pontypridd with neither side having set the division alight. There was only two points in it last season and it is likely to be just as close this weekend.
In the final match in the division, Cross Keys travel to the Memorial Ground to take on Glamorgan Wanderers. Keys' only victory to date came in a nailbiter at Pandy Park when they held out for a one point victory over Swansea. Wanderers crossed for five tries and a bonus in their only home match to date and will be looking for more of the same.
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.