Principality Premiership leaders Neath return to league action at Ebbw Vale on Sunday knowing that they need to win to extend their lead at the top of the table. (KO 2.30pm)
Last weekend, Neath gained an impressive 38-21 win against Heriot's in Edinburgh, running in six first-half tries in the process but they invariably find Vale a tough nut to crack and are mindful that the Steelmen eased their relegation worries with a fine 23-6 win over Bedwas last Sunday.
The match throws up an intriguing clash of the coaches with Neath's Patrick Horgan having completed a 2-year sabbatical at Ebbw Vale who are now coached by Rowland Phillips who coached Neath for the last 6 seasons.
It will be a day to remember for loose-head prop Nicky Downs who makes his 100th appearance for Neath. He is the fourth Neath prop to do so in semi-professional days, following Paul Jones, Andrew Howell and Craig Mitchell into the club capped ranks.
Neath make several changes from the side that won at Heriot's with centre Nathan Brew and scrum-half Kevin Farrell returning after resting last week. Captain Arwel Thomas takes over at outside-half from Gareth McCarthy who passed the 150-point mark last week and Alec Jenkins replaces Richard Smith.
Up front, Martin Jones, Ashleigh James, Neil Edwards and Mike Collins resume but the Blacks are without lock Haydn Pugh who scored their 100th try of the season at Heriot's before suffering a shoulder injury. Super-skilled hooker Gerwyn Price is on the bench.
Neath Head Coach Patrick Horgan said: "We played some excellent rugby in the first-half at Heriot's last week to maintain our momentum but now we must focus on our bread and butter - the Welsh Premiership.
"Several players stated their case for selection at Heriot's and there is strong competition for starting places in our squad.
"Everybody in the squad is pulling together and we believe that we can still improve. We will need to if we are to overcome Ebbw Vale who had a very good win over Bedwas last week to move clear of relegation.
"They will be well-prepared by Rowland whose attention to detail is well-respected at The Gnoll. He has already improved their defence and nobody at Neath will be surprised by that.
"A strong display is required and will be demanded by our vocal support who were absolutely superb at Heriot's, one of whose members described them as 'a credit to the club and to their country' which was great to hear."
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.