This Sunday sees the regional age-grade competition recommence after a six-week break with the RGC 1404 Under 16 and18 sides facing their counterparts from the Blues.
The Under 18s, buoyed by their victory over the previously unbeaten Scarlets, are hoping to make it two wins in as many games against a Blues side that defeated them 69-24 in Merthyr on the opening weekend of the season.
The Blues scored 11 tries on that occasion with Cory Allen helping himself to a hat-trick and openside Lewis Young two. Allen misses the long journey north, but Young is named on a back row that also includes captain Ellis Jenkins.
The game, which is being played at Eirias Parc, Colwyn Bay (2:30) sees the RGC 1404 team field the same starting 15 that began the game against the Scarlets. The only alteration to the squad is the introduction of Ben Baker on the bench.
Victory for the Blues would take them in top top spot, ahead of the Scarlets, who are still smarting from last month's 23-22 defeat at the hands of RGC 1404.
The RGC under 16s will face an equally challenging task when they play a Blues North side (Rydal School, 2.30) that has only lost once this season. The Blues were 42-14 winners when the teams met in August.
Although the RGC 1404 side are yet to taste victory so far this year, they have come agonisingly close on a number of occasions, most noticeably against the Blues South, in early September, when they lost with the last play of the game.
Blues North are led, once again, by no.8 Jack James, with prolific outside half Sam Withers hoping to add to his impressive points haul.
RGC Under 16: O Jones; H Edwards, R Williams, E Gwynedd, D Bowen; J Hughes, G Pari; C Mitchell, L Williams, S Hughes, H Collins, J Parry, DR Jones, S Critchley, M Davies, G Pari. Replacements: J Jones, O Suter, G Jones, J Foster, J Edwards, R Mayor, R Cartwright
Blues North under 16: S Hutchinson; O Smyth, A Summerhill, S Edwards, J Barnett; S Withers, J Harris; J Smedley, N Evans, D Lewis, A Luxton, T Williams, J Allen, I Evans, J James (capt). Replacements: N Mason, S Grant, J James, T Samuel, S Clarke, G Smith
RGC Under 18: (from) D Jones; J Blackmore, M Jones, J Williams, J Roberts; L Barker, A Schwarz; J Simpson; G Pym, R Evans, J Williams, L Williams, J Grundy, M Parry, A Gwyn, O Hughes, M Bevan, B Baker, M Francis, O Aled, J Bennett, L Edwards, J Kelly, T Brittain
Blues under 18: T Preece; H Robinson, R Evans, J Phillips, O Jenkins; R Patchell, S Middlemiss; T Davies, E Lewis, B Thyer, B Roach, C Lacey, E Jenkins (capt), L Young, S Pring. Replacements: J Hopkins, C Lewis, L Connolly, Z Deere, J Raikes, G Thomas, O Rees
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.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.
Wales U20 may start as favourites against Japan this evening in the U20 Championship, but Team Manager Mark Taylor is warning against complacency. He is also hoping a good win will boost morale and 'kickstart' performances.
Coach Richard Hodges is hoping Wales U20 can put a disappointing campaign behind them when they tackle Japan tomorrow as they look to finish the U20 Championship strongly to secure a good seeding for next year's tournament.