The Dragons are set to arrive in Italy for their RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Benetton Treviso on Saturday at Stadio Monigo.
The Men of Gwent are confident, coming off their first away win of the season, a 30- 29 victory over London Wasps last weekend.
"It was a seriously big win for any team," said Head Coach, Darren Edwards, "and it was made more remarkable by the performance of our young players. None of them looked out of place with the senior squad."
The Dragons have seen seven regional debuts so far this season, including Hallam Amos and Jack Dixon, who at ages 17 and 16 are the youngest Welsh players to compete at regional level. The Men of Gwent are taking no chances against Treviso and retain a fully professional 23 for the upcoming match.
"Treviso are a good team," said Edwards, "They've got fantastic set pieces and an excellent kicking game. So we have a big challenge on our hands but we're confident that we can build on what we achieved in London last weekend."
Forwards Phil Price, Nathan Williams, Nathan Buck, Dan Way, Tom Willis, Rhys Buckley, Rob Sidoli, Adam Jones, Scott Morgan, Jevon Groves, Lewis Evans, Tom Brown, Gavin Thomas, Andrew Coomb
Backs Wayne Evans, Joe Bedford, Jason Tovey, Steffan Jones, Mike Poole, Tonderai Chavhanga, Adam Hughes, Lewis Robling, Ashley Smith, Tom Riley, Marty Thomas
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