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,
The last five years have been an emotional rollercoaster on and off the pitch for RGC1404. Promotion to the Principality Premiership was the culmination of five years of hard work and investment in North Wales. WRU TV caught up with prop Joe Simpson, who was one of the first intake of WRU North Wales Academy players in 2010.
Ebbw Vale captain Damien Hudd picked up the biggest accolade of the night at the 11th Principality Premiership Awards Evening held at Principality Stadium, after leading his side to the title for the first time.
Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde is predicting a tough battle against England on Sunday despite the fact they may not be considered to be at full strength. Players will be out to impress Eddie Jones which makes England a dangerous proposition, he says.
Wales U20 captain Tom Phillips and performance psychologist Dr Rich Neil explain why spending three days at Monmouth RFC has further strengthened the togetherness of the squad ahead of the #WorldRugbyU20s