It'll be a battle of the little men at the Brewery Field tomorrow (Saturday) as Bridgend tackle the newest rugby club in Europe, Borders.
Bridgend scrum-half Huw Harries is back in the starting lineup after missing last weekend's epic Celtic League victory over Newport. And he faces Scotland veteran Gary Armstrong in a key battle tomorrow.
"I'm not going to play second fiddle to anyone," Harries vowed, in reference to both Armstrong and Bridgend's off-season signing, Samoan international Sililo Martens.
"I've fought for my place in the team before, and I'll do it again - it's nothing new," the talented Harries said.
Borders arrive in Wales still reeling from watching Connacht replacement Mark McHugh belt over a 45m dropped goal into the wind to give the Irishmen a one-point win in the opening round.
The Scottish team are also suffering an injury crisis. Internationals Doddie Weir, Shaun Longstaff, George Graham and Tanner Vili are out, and Scotland winger Cammie Murray faces four months on the sideline after wrecking his shoulder against Connacht.
Newport have made three changes as they try to get their season back on track at the hardest possible place - the white-hot cauldron of Pontypridd's Sardis Road.
Reeling from their 5-13 loss to Bridgend, despite having nearly 80 percent of possession, Newport coaches Leigh Jones and Richard Hill have moved New Zealander Shane Howarth to fullback in place of Matt Pini, while Jason Strange comes in at outside-half.
Dale Burn will start at scrum-half, with another former All Black in Ofisa Tonu'u recovering from injury in time to figure on the bench.
Pontypridd hero Neil Jenkins will play his first game at Sardis Road since returning from his three-season stint at rivals Cardiff, while dreadlocked flanker Richard Parks will be keen to get one over his old club after getting limited chances to shine with the Black and Ambers.
The Sardis Road men will be secretly relieved that Newport don't boast a genius like Brian O'Driscoll in their backline. The Ireland international single-handedly destroyed Pontypridd last weekend.
At Caerphilly, coach Mark Ring is hoping an old pals act will provide inspiration for his team as they search for their first Premiership victory since December against Llanelli.
Ring called up his old Wales teammate Phil Davies during the week to ask for pointers on how Davies got his Leeds team to beat English and European champions Leicester in the opening game of the season last weekend.
"It's obviously harder for us to compete against top sides because we are virtually semi-professional," Ring said.
"We are working off a budget of Â£308,000, but that doesn't stop us from being competitive.
"If our crowd can get behind us, and we can build on our creditable performance against Neath, then I think we can cause a bit of an upset."
Davies said: "Mark Ring was one of the most mercurial rugby players I ever played with.
"He always looked to do the impossible and always believed he could win every game. That is the sort of will and desire that he needs to pass on to his players.
"If Mark believes his team can do, and he can convince his players of that, then the Scarlets had better look out."
Llanelli go into their match without David Hodges (United States), Jamie Cudmore (Canada) and brothers Guy and Simon Easterby (Ireland), who are away on international duty.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event