Neath ring the changes when they travel to Pontypridd tonight seeking the first of two wins that are required to earn the Principality Premiership title. (KO 7.15pm)
The Welsh All Blacks found themselves on the receiving end of a horrendous penalty count at Newport yet still managed four tries in a 24-27 defeat. Swansea dropped a point at Cross Keys so Neath need 8 points from 3 games to clinch the title.
Headcoach Patrick Horgan, said: "We were very disappointed by the high penalty count against us at Newport on Saturday. Lesser sides might have crumbled but I was proud of the way we held up defensively and we still managed to score four tries.
"We now turn our attentions to Pontypridd where we expect another tough challenge. Some people say that Ponty may have an eye on their Cup semi-final against Carmarthen Quins but my experience of Pontypridd suggests different - like us, they want to win every time they take the field.
"Yes, they are in the middle of a very crowded fixture programme but they are always one of the most competitive sides in this League and we'll need to be disciplined and direct if we are to achieve our aims."
The sheer intensity of the run in to the end of the season is making huge demands on the Ponty squad, with the small matter of a SWALEC Cup semi final to consider within four days time.
The focus will however remain firmly fixed on league commitments as Ponty seek to gain revenge for a heavy defeat down at the Gnoll just over a week ago, and to secure a win to consolidate their challenge for a top four position in the table.
The consideration to rest players, along with the usual injury problems, have meant that changes are made to the composition of the Pontypridd team.
Kristian Baller slots in at full back with Aaron Bramwell reverting to centre where he will partner Gary Williams.
Up front there is something of a role reversal as Kristian Dacey takes up his new role as hooker, with Tom Hetherington moving from hooker to flanker. Ryan Savage will wear the no8 shirt, and promising youngster Craig Locke from Mountain Ash given an opportunity in the second row.
Head coach Rowland Phillips and key front rower Carys Phillips look ahead to games against Spain and Ireland as Wales Women ramp up their preparations for the forthcoming Six Nations. The two warm-up games are a 'massive opportunity to refine the squad' according to the Welsh camp.
Martyn Phillips has discussed details of the newly published 'Strategy for Welsh Rugby' which puts in black and white terms the plans and direction of the governing body of the national sport in Wales for the next decade.
WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips has urged Welsh rugby fans to follow in the footsteps of their soccer counterparts at last summer's Euro Championship by backing their team to the hilt in the upcoming RBS 6 Nations campaign.
Chief executive Martyn Phillips has highlighted the plans for Wales to become a breeding ground for national and elite club rugby coaches, which are contained in the WRU's 10-year 'Strategy for Welsh Rugby'.
Andrew Coombs is enjoying his new role as Nelson forwards coach. The former Dragons and Wales lock has big ambitions to become a professional coach but feels it's important to learn the ropes in grassroots rugby and where better than his home club Nelson, with friends and family close to hand.
Students at Brynllywarch Hall School, near Newtown, have transformed their own lives, and are now having a positive impact on others through rugby. The sport has had a life-changing effect on the well-being of the students who are now delivering rugby sessions to local primary schools and playing for a new mixed ability side
Wales reached their first semi-final since 2013 in the opening round of this season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie recaps on what proved to be an eventful tournament
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.