Tonight sees the draw for the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup and PARKER PEN SHIELD, broadcast live on BBC1 Wales at 6.45...
Llanelli fly the flag for Wales in the premier European competition,
Reigning champions Leicester Tigers, Celtic league runners up Munster, and French giants Castres Olympique complete a strong Heineken Cup semi-final line up.
Munster and Leicester have made it to the semi-final stages of the Heineken cup for the third consecutive year, but the two sides have never met in a semi-final match. They have met in a friendly though, last April -in that game Leicester ran out winners 25 to 17.
Llanelli could face Leicester for the third time this season. The Scarlets lost the first game 12-9 at Welford Stadium, but trumped the Tigers 24-12 at Stradey Park thanks to the kicking of man of the moment Stephen Jones.
This is the first time Castres Olympique have made it to the final four. They qualified by winning Pool 4, and then edging past French rivals Montferrand 22-21 in last months quarter-final.
Welsh hopes in the PARKER PEN SHIELD lie with Pontypridd. In this seasons shield competition, English sides dominate. Sale Sharks, London Irish and Gloucester complete the line up. The PARKER PEN SHIELD draw takes place at 6.20pm (GMT) and will be shown on BBC1 Wales.
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.