There will be no easing off for Llanelli as they move from the dizzy heights of the Heineken Cup semi-final draw this week to a Welsh/Scottish league match at Ebbw Vale on Friday (kick off 19:05).
The Scarlets now know they must travel to England to face auld adversaries Leicester Tigers in the European competition at the end of April, but director of rugby Gareth Jenkins still has one eye on winning the league.
"There is no reason for us to ease off," said Jenkins.
"The Heineken Cup quarter-final draw has no bearing on the importance of this game for us.
"Although we will be resting our international players because of the demands of the Six Nations, we have a strong squad at Llanelli.
"And we have a strong enough squad to play away at Ebbw Vale and be competitive."
Gareth Bowen will be flown back from the IRB World 7's in Aukland by the Welsh Rugby Union to allow Jenkins to rest Wales fly-half Stephen Jones, but the rest of the side have been in preparation to meet the Steelmen for a fortnight.
"We are pleased that Stephen will be allowed to focus his concentration on the international match," added Jenkins.
"But this is an important away game for us. Ebbw have been in defiant mood at home this season, they have already beaten Cardiff there and we have a difficult task ahead of us."
Chris Wyatt has confirmed he sprained his ankle against Ireland last weekend, but hopes to be fit and available in time for international selection against France. Garan Evans (ankle) and Ian Boobyer (hamstring) where both ruled out of selection for this weekend, while long term injury victim Mark Jones (knee) is back in training - but Jenkins is taking care not to rush him back to action.
Llanelli: Barry Davies; Wayne Proctor, Neil Boobyer, Leigh Davies (Captain),Salesi Finau; Gareth Bowen, Dwayne Peel; Phil Booth, Marcus Thomas, John Davies, Luke Gross, Scott Morgan, Dafydd Jones, Gareth Williams, David Hodges.
Replacements: Phil John, Robin McBryde, Martyn Madden, Vernon Cooper, Craig Gillies, Guy Easterby, Tal Selley.
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.