Bridgend coach Allan Lewis believes his side's mouth-watering game against Bath on Saturday is the type of match that European rugby was made for.
"On a personal level I can't wait for the game," said Lewis.
"It's going to be a great spectacle for the fans and they should see some great rugby. I'm a big fan of European competition.
"It's all very well playing Welsh side's week in, week out but these are the types of games the players want to be involved in.
"These are also the type of games the fan's want to come and see. It captures the imagination and it should be a great game."
Lewis is expecting a tough time for his side who haven't played a competitive game since November 2, when they beat Ebbw Vale 7-6 in the Welsh Premiership.
"We're bound to be a bit rusty," admitted Lewis.
"Obviously they've being playing regularly so we'll have to be on top of our game if we are to progress through.
"Up-front is going to be a key area and our pack have got a important part to play.
"They've also got some great centres. Mike Tindall and Kevin Maggs are class and we'll have to keep a close eye on them.
"But luckily the game is at the Brewery field. It's always easier to play at home and hopefully we can get something out of the game to set it up for the return at the Recreation Ground.
"Bath have a fine tradition of cup rugby and they'll be confident of winning this tournament...but don't write us off."
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.