Neath stalwart Gareth Llewellyn will come face to face with one of his former clubs when the Welsh All Blacks prepare for the new season.
Wales' record breaking forward has been granted a benefit season and will lead his side against NEC Harlequins at The Gnoll on Tuesday, 20 August in the last of three high profile friendlies.
The game against the Quins will also see the launch of Neath's new 'Family Stand'.
Llewellyn will also make a trip down memory lane on Saturday, 10 August when Neath meet Pontypridd at the home of his first club, Llanharan.
Sandwiched in between that game and the clash with the Quins is a match against crack French outfit Bourgoin at The Gnoll on Thursday, 15 August.
The matches against Pontypridd and Harlequins will be played as part of
Gareth Llewellyn's testimonial year
A new stand at the Gnoll
The Harlequins match will celebrate the opening of the new "Family Stand" at
We are delighted to be able to confirm such high quality pre-season fixtures against some of the best sides in Wales,
England and France," said Neath coach Lyn Jones.
"As part of the build up to the new season we will take the opportunity to celebrate the opening of the new stand, and to thank Gareth for the many years service he has given Neath RFC.
"It is going to be an exciting season at The Gnoll, one that will include top quality games in the Heineken and Celtic Cup competitions, and we plan to kick it off in some style"
NEATH'S PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES
Saturday, 10 August (2.30pm)
Neath v Pontypridd (at Llanharan RFC)
Thursday, 15 August (7.00pm)
Neath v Bourgoin (at The Gnoll)
Tuesday, 20 August (7.00pm)
Neath v NEC Harlequins (at The Gnoll)
(Entry to the games at The Gnoll will be charged at Â£5)
Carmarthen Quins are holding an exhibition to commemorate club players who fought in World War I. All welcome to the clubhouse on Friday afternoon to learn more about local history, or share any family anecdotes or artifacts.
Defence coach Shaun Edwards believes Saturday's clash against England - the 'form team in world rugby' - poses a huge challenge for his side but he is confident, with Wales beginning to show the defensive qualities displayed in the last two World Cups,
Women in the Ospreys region recently completed a Level 1 coaching course and are looking forward to putting their theory into practice in clubs and schools across the region. A women only course has been organised for the Scarlets region starting next week, full details at the end of the video.