It's SSE SWALEC Championship versus Principality Premiership in the second round of the SSE SWALEC Cup this weekend.
Six of the eight mouthwatering clashes pit Welsh rugby's top flight sides against those fighting for a place amongst the elite.
Championship front-runners Merthyr are out to make a statement of intent by claiming the scalp of Llanelli at Parc y Scarlets. The valleys side have won their last 14-matches with a bonus-point and are on-course to join the Scarlets in the Premiership next season. Llanelli, who sit comfortably mid-table after two wins in-a-row, will have to face a pair of new Merthyr signings in former Pontypridd centre Gavin Dacey, and ex Cardiff Blues lock Miles Normandale.
Premiership champions Pontypridd lost their cup crown to Bridgend Ravens last season, and another side from the same town are out to stop their charge in round two. Bridgend Athletic received a bye in round one, but have been handed the toughest of second round draws. Ponty are third in the Premiership, but could go top if they win their game in-hand, but in contrast, Athletic have suffered five straight defeats, and sit in 12th.
Aberavon occupy top spot in the Premiership, but face a tricky trip North to Colwyn Bay to take on RGC 1404. The North Walians thrashed Llanharan 93-0 to book their date against the Wizards, who clung on to first place with a 46-12 triumph over Bridgend Ravens last weekend.
Beddau face SWALEC Cup champions Bridgend Ravens tonight at Mount Pleasant Park in their rearranged round one clash, to decide who goes through to face 2012 cup champions Cross Keys at home. The Ravens shocked Ponty at the Millennium Stadium to lift their first cup silverware since 1980.
The only other all-Premiership clash sees Bedwas travel east to Carmarthen Quins. Bedwas won a thrilling clash earlier in the season as they claimed a 40-30 triumph at home. Newcastle Emlyn overcame Glynneath away from home, and their reward was a home clash against Premiership high-flyers Ebbw Vale. Nigel Davies' men have won their last three matches, while Emlyn struggle in 10th place in the Championship.
Neath saw off stiff competition from Bargoed in round one, and now face a resurgent Cardiff Met side, who have won their last match against Bridgend Athletic to jump into seventh place.The Welsh All Blacks are still rock bottom of the Premiership, and the students will be sensing an upset.
Our last round two clash sees high-flying Llandovery welcome Gwent's Championship side Newbridge.
There is also action from the SSE Swalec Bowl and Plate, here are the fixtures:
SSE SWALEC PLATE Round 3
Bala v Skewen
Dunvant v Treorchy
Glamorgan Wanderers v Trebanos
Pencoed v Cwmllynfell
SSE SWALEC BOWL Round3
Brynithel vs. Ogmore Vale
Cardiff Medicals v Haverfordwest
Glyncoch v Vardre Round 4
Burry Port v Cowbridge
Fairwater v Taffs Well
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event