Swansea travel to the Cornish Pirates this weekend
Swansea have back to back matches against Cornish Pirates in the British & Irish Cup over the next two weekends, starting with a trip to Penzance on Sunday.
Team manager Ian Hopkins said: "This is going to be a very different challenge to our normal league environment which will challenge our players in every way, but it's tough challenges that make players grow so they will be able to show what they are made of on Sunday.
"We lost Nicky Thomas and Chris Shelmerdine in training this week, two of our more senior players but it's up to the youngsters to step up to the plate.
"Having lost to Carmarthen Quins, it's going to be a tough ask to progress from this pool but the next two weekends will decide our fate."
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.