Swansea and Neath clash at St Helen's on Friday (7.05pm) in the highlight of the five matches that kick-off the second of the Celtic League.
The All-Whites delay naming their side after having been beaten up front in Ednburgh last week. Meanwhile, the All-Blacks have named a squad of 22 that is without the injured Brett Sinkinson, Steve Martin and Adam Matthews in the pack and with Andy Moore being the scrum half named, as Patrick Horgan has
The clubs have won 11 each in league tussles, but Swansea have won the last five home meetings.
Ebbw Vale make changes from their home loss to Ulster for their visit to Musgrave Cork, Cork, where they take on almost a second-string Munster side (7.35pm).
Munster are shattered by Irish squad calls, while skipper Chay Billen is still not fit for Ebbw Vale and prop Adam Black again leads. Mark Meenan takes over at fly half with Aaron Takarangi being brought in at wing.
Vale have a problem at hooker, where former Cambridge Blue Jonathan Evans
has a cut head and is replaced by Chris Bevan.
Cardiff lost 6-3 at home to Connacht last season and go to the Galway Sportsground in search of revenge (6.00pm).
Eric Elwood is expected to pass a fitness test on an injured rib,while Cardiff have Nicky Robinson and Richard Smith at half back and Iestyn Harris and Ryan Powell in reserve. Canadian Dan Baugh is also on the replacements bench.
The other two matches do not feature Welsh clubs, but Welsh referees ARE featured.
Ulster entertain Edinburgh at Ravenhill (7.30pm) with Huw Watkins in charge and Nigel Whitehouse will control the Glasgow-Leinster match at Hughenden (7.30pm).
Leinster hope to have big Victor Costello at no.8 and 11 wins in as many Celtic League matches in two seasons, while former Scotland captain Andy Nicol is back to lead Glasgow.
The WRU has teamed up with Crawshay's to tour Georgia in June. The side, which will be called the Crawshays WRU President's XV, will play Emerging Georgia twice, in a tour which supports the Welsh Government's efforts to grow relations between the two countries.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.