Nicky Robinson will reach 100 games for Cardiff Blues when they kick off their Magners League campaign against defending champions Leinster on Saturday.
Robinson made his Blues debut in September 2003 against Glasgow and has scored 623 points for the region.
And the Wales capped fly-half insists last season's Magners League runners-up are ready to go one better this season.
He said: "It's a nice milestone to reach. I've played at the Arms Park my whole career with Cardiff and the Blues so it's good to get my 100th game at home.
"It's a tough start for us and we always have tough matches against Leinster. But we would like to improve on last year having finished second in the league again."
Head coach Dai Young has included Wales star Jamie Roberts alongside Tom Shanklin in the centre with new signing Richard Mustoe making his debut on the wing.
Paul Tito skippers the Blues for the first time without injured quartet Tom James, Gareth Thomas, Xavier Rush and Deiniol Jones.
Cardiff Blues: B Blair, R Mustoe, T Shanklin, J Roberts, C Czekaj, N Robinson, J Spice; G Jenkins, G Williams, T Filise, B Davies, P Tito (c), M Molitika, A Powell, M Williams Replacements: G Powell, TR Thomas, S Morgan, B White, D Allinson, C Sweeney, J Robinson
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series