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.
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
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.