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.
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