Aberavon head coach Simon King has snapped up two more players for the forthcoming campaign.
Aberavon have pulled off the signing of 20-year-old Stefan Andrews, the talented former Tonmawr three-quarter, who, despite playing for the bottom club last season, finished second in the Premiership try tally with 14.
The much-sought after Andrews represented Wales in the FIRA 7s tournament in Russia recently and then travelled to South Africa to play for Tigerburg in Cape Town to further his rugby development.
Also joining the Wizards from Tonmawr is the 30-year-old lock forward Hywel Davies, a former Wales Rugby League player, who will be keen to establish himself in the Aberavon squad and challenge for honours this season.
Also joining the club is 21-year-old hooker Ieuan Davies, the former Cardiff player, who has played 18 times for Wales at different levels.
Beginning with Under 16 caps from Treorchy Comprehensive School in 2007, Davies joined the Blues Academy and represented Wales U18s in 2009, later starting senior rugby with Glamorgan Wanderers to make his final U18s appearance against Australia before moving to Cardiff and making Wales U20 appearances in the 2010 World Cup.
On the field, Aberavon begin their campaign on Saturday with a home match against Division One West champions, Tata Steel, who will play in the new Championship this season. (KO 2.30pm Talbot Athletic Ground).
The other pre-season friendlies are: at Moseley (3pm) on Saturday, August 18; home to Tondu (2.30m) on Saturday, August 25 and at Baglan (2.30pm) on Monday, August 27, as well as a cricket match on Sunday, August 12 for the Tom Maynard Charity at Port Talbot Town Cricket Club's Mansel Ground.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.