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,
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