Wales hooker Matthew Rees, will make his return to action this weekend after recovering from the neck injury which ruled him out the World Cup.
Rees, who captained his country until sidelined by injury earlier this summer, underwent surgery on the neck problem back in August and is expected to make his return in the Scarlets' RaboDirect PRO12 clash against Ulster at the Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.
World Cup trio Ken Owens, Tavis Knoyle and Scott Williams are also expected to return for the Welsh region.
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.