Pontypridd's young outside half sensation Ceri Sweeny has spoken out in praise of head coach Lyn Howells.
Pontypridd's season has turned around since he joined the club last December, and now the Valley Commandos find themselves with the honour of competing in two cup finals in one season.
"I think Ponty have been successful in the second half of the season because Lyn has come to the club.
"I think Lyn has organised the team so everybody knows their role and what they are supposed to be doing.
"It makes it easier, the one to ones are a lot more precise, he's an experienced coach and he knows what he's talking about."
Flanker Richard Parks is in agreement,
"Lyn has been fantastic. He's really turned the club around to be honest. The players are working that much harder now."
And they will have to work hard if they are to stop the likes of Madden and Quinnell in the Principality Cup, and then Cueto and Robinson in the PARKER PEN SHEILD final next week, and Sweeney knows that victory, and with it automatic qualification to next seasons Heineken Cup, would be a major achievement,
"It'd be a great achievement to win the PARKER PEN SHIELD, even though it does play second fiddle to the Heineken Cup, there are so many very good sides in the tournament that it would be amazing to win the trophy," added Sweeny.
Pontypridd take Llanelli in the Princiaplity Cup final in the Millennium Stadium this weekend. Then they face Sale Sharks in the final of the PARKER PEN SHEILD on Sunday 26th of May at the Kassam Stadium Oxford.
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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