Llanelli are one victory away from the Welsh/Scottish league title and
it's the auld enemy Swansea they must thank, according to team manager Anthony
Swansea shattered Neath's championship hopes last weekend and that put Llanelli back in the title race.
Now they must beat Cardiff at the
Arms Park tonight to fend off nearest challengers Newport and seal the championship.
"Last weekend we thought we were out of it," said Buchanan.
"Tomorrow is a huge opportunity which we owe to Swansea. It's now up to
us, our destiny is in our own hands and we realise the job we have to do."
Llanelli are in the race for two trophies with a Principality Cup final
against Pontypridd looming at the end of the month, but Buchanan still has
his feet firmly on the ground.
"It's a big week coming up playing for the championship and the cup. The boys are focussed and everyone in the club is confident but realistically we haven't been as successful as Cardiff over recent years.
"If we want to lift the title we've got to be at our best."
Llanelli: Barry Davies; Mark Jones, Matt Cardey, Leigh Davies, Salesi
Finau; Stephen Jones, Dwyane Peel; Martyn Madden, Robin McBryde, John Davies, Luke Gross, Chris Wyatt, Dafydd Jones, Simon Easterby, Scott Quinnell (Captain)
Phil Booth, Marcus Thomas, Vernon Cooper, Dave Hodges, Rupert Moon, Gareth
Bowen, Neil Boobyer
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has recently teamed up with Prostate Cymru to help the charity launch its latest campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Members of the Wales squad helped produce a short video and promotional material for the campaign titled 'The Best Defence - is to know the FACTS'.