Wales lock Deiniol Jones is poised to record the most appearances in the Magners League tonight (FRI).
Jones will play his 118th game in the Celtic competition if he steps off the bench in the south Wales derby against Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade.
The former Bridgend and Celtic Warriors forward will overtake ex-Newport prop Adam Black's tally and was rewarded with a Wales re-call during the Six Nations.
Jones, 32, said: "There's no special secret to playing so many games. professionalism has seen players get fitter, we do more analysis and preparation ideas change but the basics of the game have remained the same. It's 15 men against 15 and it's physical."
Both teams have secured Heineken Cup qualification and Cardiff play in the semi-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup next week.
But Jones insists there will be nothing left in the tank for the derby.
He said: "There is no chance we will take this game lightly. Both sides know each other pretty well. We have the Amlin semi-final next week but this is Cardiff against Newport and the history of the fixture goes back a long way."
Cardiff Blues 15 Ben Blair 14 Leigh Halfpenny 13 Jamie Roberts 12 Dafydd Hewitt 11 Chris Czekaj 10 Ceri Sweeney 9 Richie Rees 1 John Yapp 2 T Rhys Thomas 3 Scott Andrews 4 Bradley Davies 5 Paul Tito 6 Maama Molitika 7 Sam Warburton 8 Andy Powell
Replacements: 16 Gareth Williams 17 Taufa'au Filise 18 Deiniol Jones 19 Andries Pretorius 20 Lloyd Williams 21 Dai Flanagan 22 Gavin Evans
Wales 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.