Pontypridd's Wales A hooker Mefin Davies has got plenty to play for in the final weeks of the season.
Whilst the former Neath dynamo will spearhead Pontypridd's bid to reach the European Shield final on Saturday, he also has one eye on a place in Steve Hansen's Wales squad for the two-match summer tour to South Africa.
A string of excellent performances this season has catapulted the modest forward into the public eye. Now, when the eyes of the world look to the Kassam Stadium this weekend for the PARKER PEN SHIELD battle against London Irish - Davies knows that this could be his chance to earn his place in the party for South Africa.
"I will be shocked if I get a call to go to South Africa, but if the call did come I would jump for joy," said Davies.
An international call would certainly be the icing on the cake of a sweet season for Davies. What's more, it has been a remarkable rise in fortune for Davies who, this time last year, was released by Neath.
"You get your highs and lows and for me, there have been more lows than highs. The key is how you bounce back. Winning on Saturday would mean so much to both myself and the club."
Pontypridd have progressed to the semi-finals with one or two stunning victories, including the quarter-final success at Saracens. But standing in their way are London Irish who last Saturday taught Northampton a lesson when they sank the Saints in the Powergen Cup at Twickenham.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
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.
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