The Premiership tie between Carmarthen Quins and Pontypridd on Saturday entails a 'top end' if not a top of the table clash as the fifth and third placed clubs respectively go head to head.
The game will kick off early at 12 noon with regard to the England v Wales international to follow.
Carmarthen have surged up the table of late and now lie just two points adrift of Ponty albeit having played three games more.
The Valley Commandos will also be acutely aware of their league record at Carmarthen Park, where they have never won, and surely in expectation of another difficult encounter in the offing.
The Ponty management make changes on rotation within the squad, putting their faith in the strength in depth and versatility of the pool of players at hand.
Adam Thomas, back from long term injury, swaps from centre to full back, with skipper Chris Dicomidis moving to the blind side flanker's berth. Andrew Jenkins continues to cover at scrum half on permit from Whitland.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets