Bottom Club Caerphilly will face the All Whites tomorrow at Virginia Park, knowing a win is crucial if they are to eventually haul themselves from the foot of the Welsh/Scottish League.
The last time these sides met, at St. Helens in December, Swansea overcame the Castletown men 36-21. That match could have been Oh-so different had Geraint Lewis managed to touchdown when he had crossed the Swansea try line when the score at 13-6 to Caerphilly. Unfortunately for him and Caerphilly he spilled the ball and with it went the match...
Last years champions have found that defending a title is harder than winning it, a victory on Saturday would make the Swansea record 7wins and 7 losses, a far cry from this time last year, when they finished the season with a 14 and 4 record.
Swansea welcome back second row Andy Moore and hooker Garin Lewis. The 'out of international favour' Swansea quartet of Colin Charvis, Andy Moore Darren Morris and Geraint Lewis all have a chance to impress new Wales boss Steve Hansen. Swansea manger Richard Moriarty commented "Having not featured in last weekend international, all four players are keen to show their credentials to the new Welsh management team."
Caerphilly v Swansea 9th February 2002:kick off 2:30pm
Caerphilly; J Thomas; T Taufahema, D Hawkins (capt), R Boobyer, G Lewis; L Richards, A Jacobs; L Mooney, D geraghty, A Jones, P Jones, D Davies, B Watkins, S Grainger, M Workman
Swansea; G Swales; S Payne, S Winn, S Gibbs (capt), M Robinson; G Henson, S Martens; D Morris, G Jenkins, B Evans, T Maullin, A Moore, C Charvis, D Thomas, G Lewis,
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.