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.
Wales 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
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.