The SWALEC Bowl draw is still very confused with so many round three ties still to take place.
Only one tie has been settled and that will see Trebanos of Five South West entertain Ystradgynlais of Four South West. The odds favour the home side as Trebanos have won all four league matches at home this season while Ystradgynlais have yet to be successful on the road and are currently struggling near the bottom of their division.
Trebanos, who were beaten finalists last season, have crossed for 27 tries in their eight league matches and will be confident of knocking out their opponents to keep the dream of a second successive final.
Cardiff University are one of only two students sides left in the competition and if they can beat Abercwmboi in the re-arranged round two tie, they will make the short trip to Caedelyn Park to meet Rhiwbina of Four South East. The Squirrels are currently flying high in their division and will prove tough opponents whoever they meet.
Cardiff Medicals have to see off Old Illtydians of Five South East before starting to think of an away trip to either Cefn Coed, also of Five South East, or Nelson who play in Four West.
Shotton Steel will host Bala of Two North if they can beat off the challenge from COBRA, from the same division.
SWALEC Bowl Ties to be played weekend of 29 January, 2011
Aberaeron v Tenby / Fishguard
Amman United / Penlan v Burry Port
Blaenavon / Whiteheads v Usk / Chepstow
Cefn Coed / Nelson v Old Illtydians / Cardiff Medicals
Crumlin / Blackwood Stars v Senghenydd / Cwmbran
Hafodyrynys / Nantyglo v New Tredegar / Markham
Llanhilleth / Caerleon v Talywain / Monmouth
Llanidloes / Dolgellau v Newtown
Llanybydder v Nantgaredig / Pembroke Dock Quins
Maesteg Quins / Cefn Cribbwr v Bryncethin
Pontycymmer / Bridgend Sports v Cambrian Welfare / Porth
Rhiwbina v Abercwmboi / Cardiff University
Shotton Steel / COBRA v Bala
Trebanos v Ystradgynlais
Vardre / Alltwen v Neath Athletic / Pyle
Wattstown / Pontyclun v Tonyrefail / Maestec Celtic
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.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.