IRB Sevens World Series pacesetters South Africa have targeted their opening match at Twickenham against Wales as a key match in their attempt of clinching their maiden title.
Paul Treu's side are determined to finish the season strongly as they chase glory by securing the required 13 points from the remaining rounds in Twickenham and Murrayfield. However South Africa have been handed two tough draws and must beat Wales in their opening game this weekend if they are to get off to the perfect start.
"The first day of the London tournament is crucial," said coach Treu. "If we're not 100 per cent focused on the task at hand we can make life very difficult for ourselves.
"We have to learn from our mistakes, as well as those of other teams who have stumbled over the last hurdle. That is why we're going over to Britain with the aim of getting 40 points, not just the 13 we need to win the series.
"It's been a tough season," added Treu. "In winning three tournaments we had to overcome very strong teams like Fiji, England, New Zealand and a resurgent Kenya.
"Psychologically it's been one of our toughest seasons to date. We've never been in this situation - going into the final two tournaments with an opportunity to clinch the series."
Wales's hopes have been boosted with six of the World Cup winning squad selected. Assistant coach Gareth Williams is hoping to finish the season with two solid showings.
"Unfortunately we haven't always had consistently in team selection but we've shown that when we've got our strongest squad together we are a match for anyone. The World Cup proved that. Hopefully we can finish the season off in style," he commented.
IRB Sevens Series standings(with 2 rounds remaining)
South Africa 104
New Zealand 64
Carmarthen Quins are holding an exhibition to commemorate club players who fought in World War I. All welcome to the clubhouse on Friday afternoon to learn more about local history, or share any family anecdotes or artifacts.
Defence coach Shaun Edwards believes Saturday's clash against England - the 'form team in world rugby' - poses a huge challenge for his side but he is confident, with Wales beginning to show the defensive qualities displayed in the last two World Cups,
Women in the Ospreys region recently completed a Level 1 coaching course and are looking forward to putting their theory into practice in clubs and schools across the region. A women only course has been organised for the Scarlets region starting next week, full details at the end of the video.