The Neath team to play Pontypridd at Sardis Road on Friday 8th March, kick off at 7.05pm will be selected from the following squad: Gareth Morris, Kevin James, James Storey, Allan Bateman, Shane Williams, Lee Jarvis, Andy Moore, Nathan Bonner-Evans, Brett Sinkinson, Alfie Mocelutu, John Slade, Steve Martin, Andrew Millward, Steve Jones, Duncan Jones, Adam Matthews, Dave Tiueti, Adam Jones, Rowland Phillips, Steve Tandy, Dean Dewdney, Patrick Horgan
Assistant Coach, Rowland Phillips said "Pontypridd have become a difficult side to beat. After under performing in the early part of the season, they are now a well organised and committed outfit. Since the return of Lyn Howells they have developed a strong defence, and we will have to take all opportunities to get points on the board. You have to have respect for any side with players like Mefin Davies, who is playing better than ever. I have a lot of time for their well balanced Centres, with Sonny Parker having exceptional pace, and Jonathan Bryant being a strong ball carrier. We are expecting a tough and extremely close match"
Gareth Llewellyn and Barry Williams will not travel to Sardis Road on Friday evening. Gareth Llewellyn aggravated a leg injury (a reoccurrence of an injury suffered against Ebbw Vale) whilst playing for Wales A against Italy A. Barry Williams sustained a rib injury after coming on as a replacement for Wales against Italy
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
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).