Neath play Swansea in a top of the table clash at The Gnoll on Friday evening with a big crowd anticipated for the key local derby fixture. (KO 7.15pm)
The All Blacks versus All Whites fixture is one of the most enduring and attractive of Welsh club fixtures and this remains so even in the regional age so spectators are advised to arrive well in advance of the 7.15pm kick off.
For much of the season either Swansea or Neath have been top of the table in a battle that looks likely to go to the wire.
After earning an efficient 27-10 success at Pandy Park last Friday, Neath are boosted by the return of centre Nathan Brew, skipper Arwel Thomas, scrum-half Kevin Farrell, prop Vinny Lott and lock Neil Edwards.
Neath Head Coach Patrick Horgan said: "Neath against Swansea is always a big attraction on our fixture-list and one we always look forward to. There is a long way to go but, of course, it is given added spice by our current placings at the top of the Premiership.
"With the Ospreys not playing, there should be a good crowd at The Gnoll for the occasion and we fully expect a big challenge from Swansea who had a very good win over Pontypridd last week after their surprising defeats at Newport and Pontypool.
"As expected we had to work very hard to overcome Cross Keys at their Pandy Park stronghold and as usual they scrapped for everything so it was good preparation. The boys have shown fantastic spirit and, if we can maintain our approach, we will deserve success.
"As ever though if we are to succeed our organisation and discipline will need to be spot on because Richard Webster will have Swansea right up for this one. One of Wales' best referees Tim Hayes is in command and it promises to be a full-on local derby.
"We are looking forward to it and so are our supporters who relish these local ties. Really, it is a must-see for all those in the locality who call themselves rugby supporters."
Neath v Swansea (Home) Probable G.King; K.James, N.Brew, W.Mitchell, A.Jenkins; A.Thomas (captain), K.Farrell; A.V.Lott, G.Price, M.Jones; E.Evans, N.Edwards; M.Collins, G.Gravell, L.Evans
Replacements : R.Smith, G.McCarthy, R.Jones, E.Lewis, A.James, P.Sidoli, A.Whitney
Referee : Mr. Tim Hayes (Carmarthen)
Principality Stadium will host the UEFA Champions League Final in six weeks' time. WRU chairman Gareth Davies, Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford and Ambassador Ian Rush joined young sports fans at the trophy arrival at the venue to celebrate the magnitude of the event on Saturday 3rd June (kick-off 19.45).
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is looking forward to bringing together players from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales for the biggest challenge of their careers - a series against world champions, New Zealand.
For the fifth year running, Wales referee Nigel Owens will be in charge of proceedings at Judgement Day V at Principality Stadium. It promises to be 'extra special' for the Wales' favourite ref, as he will be making his 150th appearance in the league.
There will be no shortage of inside knowledge from Bowl Finalists Caerphilly and Amman United when they face each other on Sunday at National Finals Day. Caerphilly hooker Rhys Cleverly knows the Principality Stadium pitch better than most as a matchday groundsman, while Amman United can look to Wales' record try scorer Shane Williams for some helpful advice.
Two hundred and 40 teams competed in the inaugural Urdd WRU 7s held at Pencoed last week with Welsh internationals Steff Andrews and Jasmine Joyce impressed with the talent on display, as was Urdd chief executive, Sioned Hughes.
The countdown is on for Judgement Day V as tickets for the big day at Principality Stadium soar through the 50,000 mark. Players and coaches alike are bursting at the seams to play in the double header with Dragons coach Kingsley Jones claiming there is a 'real buzz' about the event.
WRU TV went behind the scenes when the four regions got together to test their skill set for the BBC's Scrum V Live rugby show, at the WRU National Centre of Excellene in the build up to Judgement Day V. Blues' Matthew Morgan was one of the stars of the show while the Dragons' Cory Hill proved a surprise package...the full set of results will be revealed on tv screens on matchday
Wales assistant coach Richie Pugh is confident his side can cause a few headaches in the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend. In a tough group, Wales kick off their campaign against New Zealand on Friday before playing Japan and Fiji, who are chasing their third consecutive Hong Kong title, on Saturday.
Bedwas had to overcome a stubborn Carmarthen Quins side before winning the Foster's Challenge Cup final in Bridgend with a 23-18 victory. Bedwas captain Nicky Griffiths pays tribute to his side who have claimed the club's first piece of silverware in the modern era.
Team coach Brett Davey is aiming to keep his unbeaten run in cup finals at Principality Stadium intact when his side take on Amman United in the WRU Bowl final, after he guided Caerphilly to a 20-14 win against Cilfynydd in the semi-finals.
Penallta are hoping to go one step further than last season when falling to Bedlinog in the WRU Plate Final. After a titanic struggle against Nant Conwy, they have given themselves a great chance, after a hard fought 18-13 semi-final victory.