Dual Cup finalists Pontypridd return to league action tonight as they prepare to tackle in form Neath. The valley commandos have kept faith with the side that defeated London Irish 33-27 in the PARKER PEN SHEILD semi-final at the Kassam Stadium Oxford last weekend.
"Everybody is really up for this, we've got huge week again coming up. Our next game is Neath and it's going to be a big test with two teams hitting form at the right time. Then we've got Newport on Wednesday, and a tricky tie against Edinburgh, and then it's a massive week for the club then the two cup finals," said a club spokesman.
The valley commandos have a number of minor injury worries, the centre pairing of Sonny Parker and Jon Bryant are suffering with knee and ankle problems respectively.
"Micheal Owen is struggling with an elbow injury- but apart from the usual aches and pains following a big match, everybody is fine," added the spokesman.
Neath Scrum half Andy Moore is looking forward to the battle saying,
"We know Ponty are going to be a tough challenge, they have a good strong pack and are in fantastic form- it's not going to be easy."
Backs - B Davey, M Nuthall, G Wyatt, J Lewis, J Bryant, N Little, S Parker, C Sweeney, P John, G Baber, S James. Forwards - L Howell, M Rees, M Davies, G Jenkins, S Cronk, D Bell, C Harris, D McIntosh, R Field, G Remnant, N Kelly, B Cockbain.
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.