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)
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.