It's all to play for in the WRU Age Grade under 16 Championship with three of the six sides still in with a chance of reaching the final.
The top two, Scarlets and Ospreys, meet at Llandarcy tomorrow night <Wednesday> (7.15) with the visitors knowing that a second successive defeat of the old enemy this season will secure their place in the final. Tomorrow's other game sees the third placed Blues South take on Blues North at Abercwmboi (7.15).
Whilst success for the Scarlets will be good enough to see them home, a home victory for the Ospreys will not only keep alive their chances of qualifying, but will take them to within touching distance of the leaders. At present, the Scarlets have 31 points from seven successive victories whilst the Ospreys are six points behind albeit having played one game more.
It was a close run thing back in October when the sides met at Parc y Scarlets. Trailing 13-12 at half time, Scarlets won the day when Steffan Evans crossed for a late try. Jake Randall and Gethin Davies scored the other Scarlets' tries with Rhys William and Sam M Davies making sure of a losing bonus point for the Ospreys.
A further three points behind the Ospreys, in third, are Blues South who are seeking the double over a North side clearly seeking revenge for their 25-13 defeat at Taffs Well back in October.
A try from Jack Barratt and eight points from the boot of centre Callum Phillips was not enough to prevent a disappointing reverse for the North who saw South wing Osian Davies bag a try hat trick that night. Gareth Thompson topped up his season's haul with 10 points leaving the South in a healthy position.
Meanwhile, Gogledd Cymru coaches, players and management will be scanning the weather forecast this week as they seek to play the Newport-Gwent Dragons at Eirias Parc on Sunday.
The recent cold weather snap has left the young North Walians with four outstanding fixtures in the regional age-grade competition, including two against the Dragons, whom they are scheduled to play in South Wales in 11 days time.
Scarlets: W Lewis; D Morgan, S Evans, J Owens, J Randall; J Williams, R Lloyd; D Davies, G Havard, T Davies, D Treharn, C Morgan, S Bennett, D Doughty. Replacements: B Davies, T Ball, C Evans, M Vaux, R James, J Morgan, S Hughes
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.