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.
The WRU has teamed up with Crawshay's to tour Georgia in June. The side, which will be called the Crawshays WRU President's XV, will play Emerging Georgia twice, in a tour which supports the Welsh Government's efforts to grow relations between the two countries.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.