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
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
Last week all roads led to Eugene Cross Park where defending champions Ebbw Vale hosted this season's launch of the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie was there to capture the thoughts of Damien Hudd, captain of Ebbw Vale, and WRU Head of Performance, Geraint John.
Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.