Stuart Thomas goes on the charge in last week's game against Neath.
Following on from the opening Saturday's visit of Neath, Bedwas once again welcome visitors from West Wales, this time in the shape of Llanelli.
Looking ahead to the game Bedwas Head Coach Steve Law commented: "I am looking forward to giving Llanelli a warm welcome to Bedwas on Saturday for our second successive home game.
"Both teams had differing results last weekend. Llanelli put in a very impressive performance against Cross Keys and gained a convincing victory. We competed well against Neath but unfortunately didn't gain the win we had hoped for. My players are under no illusions of the task ahead after watching the Llanelli versus Keys game, however, I am expecting our first win."
For one member of the Bedwas team the match also has special significance. Former Scarlets Academy and Llanelli back rower Stuart Phillips is also looking forward to playing his former club. Phillips commented, "I am looking forward to playing my old club as they look to play a fast open game. I thought we were unlucky not to beat them at Bedwas last season and we're going all out for a win."
Of the team selected for Bedwas last week one player definitely missing will be scrum half James Pizey who damaged his medial ligaments in the closing stages of last weeks game and faces the possibility of missing the rest of the season.
In the pack Number 8 and club captain Hywel Jenkins was rated as 'doubtful' on Thursday due to a neck injury. Should he miss the game a reshuffling of the Bedwas back row would see Phillip Sargent unavailable for selection last week return to the team.
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.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.