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
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.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series