Swansea will travel to Cork for their Friday night Musgrave Park clash with Pool A leaders Munster with coach Alan Gaffney warning the All Whites "we are not playing anywhere our potential."
With the Celtic League still short of the halfway point of the Pool stages - three down and four to go - Munster, Neath, Glasgow Rugby and Connacht are the only ones left with 100 per cent records.
Swansea kept their quarter-final qualifying hopes alive with a home victory over Ulster and will face a Munster side missing eight players on World Cup qualifying duty in Russia.
"We are happy with our results so far and we are relaxed about the eight internationals calls - we always knew that was going to happen," said Gaffney.
"But we have plenty of improvements to make across the paddock, we are not getting the basics right and we have to work harder.
"Swansea are a very good side and it is going to be a difficult match for us. They will consider they had a disappointing run last season but with each match they play under new coach John Connolly they will get it together more and more.
"They have some fine attacking players and a strong set of forwards. They have broken their losing run and, to score four tries against Ulster, who have an impressive defence record, is good going.
"We will be missing those eight current Irish squad players and we still have three long term injuries. But it has given the chance to our youngsters and a lot of them have held their hands up and produced the goods."
Swansea captain centre Scott Gibbs (ankle) and full back Kevin Morgan (dead leg) are All Whites injury worries, General Manager Byron Mugford declaring: "The chances of either of them playing in Cork are hanging in the balance."
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.