The Principality Premiership treadmill picks up speed for Pontypridd this week as the club heads into two league games within the space of four days.
Ponty at least have home advantage in both fixtures, an encounter against Pontypool on Saturday preceded by an early return match against Glamorgan Wanderers on Wednesday evening (KO 7.15pm).
Just over two weeks ago Ponty travelled to the Ely Memorial Ground and gained a close fought win over the Wanderers, the true nature of the contest not reflected in the 15-47 score-line.
Sitting on top of the Premiership table at this early stage of the campaign Pontypridd will seek to maintain their 100% record so far by completing the double over the Wanderers.
"This is a big week for us," commented Ponty team manager Richard Langmead. "We got off to a great start with an away win at Aberavon last Saturday, but now have it all to do with two games coming in quick succession.
"It will be tough against an in form Pontypool on Saturday, but we must focus totally on the Wanderers game first off.
"We are in a good situation that we have strength in depth amongst the squad, and can keep players fresh by rotating our selection".
That policy is reflected in no fewer than 10 changes made from the starting line up at Aberavon. Full back David Gratton makes his first start of the season, with Dean Gunter and Kristian Baller returning as a half back partnership.
A new back row combination will see Jake Thomas and Darren Waters packing down each side of no 8 Brendan Lyons, in a side captained from centre by Dafydd Lockyer.
Pontypridd: 15.David Gratton. 14.Gareth Wyatt. 13.Dafydd Lockyer - cpt. 12.Gary Williams. 11.Owen Williams. 10.Dean Gunter. 9.Kristian Baller; 1.Stuart Williams. 2.Tom Hetherington. 3.Phil Osborne. 4.Craig Locke. 5.Ryan Savage. 6.Jake Thomas. 7.Darren Waters. 8.Brendan Lyons.
Subs: Garyn Lucas; Simon Humberstone; Adam Thomas; Huw Dowden; Chris Dicomidis; Wayne O'Connor; Ken Knaggs.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.