Edinburgh head coach Andy Robinson has made one change to his squad for the trip to second-placed Ospreys in the Magners League on Saturday (kick off 7.30pm, live on S4C) with Hugo Southwell returning to the bench after a lay-off with a head knock.
Robinson keeps faith with the same starting line-up that defeated champions Leinster in a three-try win last Friday with ever present Allister Hogg continuing at No8.
The versatile back row forward, 26, has started all 15 Magners League matches so far this season and has clocked up over 1100 minutes of game-time in the process.
Lock Craig Hamilton has also played a pivotal role in Edinburgh's matches so far this season with the 29-year-old appearing in 14 games in the engine room.
Full-back Chris Paterson retains the number 15 jersey and the Scotland record cap internationalist has contributed 147 points - both in the Magners League and Europe - with 30 penalties and 22 conversions.
Paterson's return to the capital was announced on the same day Edinburgh last faced Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium in April 2008 when Alan MacDonald's stoppage time try secured a 19-18 win.
After chalking up a convincing 32-16 win over Ospreys in November, Edinburgh could potentially record an impressive 'double' over the Welsh region and take the team's winning sequence to four in a row.
On the injury front, Mark Robertson (hamstring) is still ruled out and he is joined in the treatment room by long term casualties Allan Jacobsen (shoulder), Ross Rennie (knee), David Callam (hip), and Steven Turnbull (ankle).
Edinburgh 15 Chris Paterson 14 John Houston 13 Ben Cairns 12 Nick De Luca 11 Simon Webster 10 Phil Godman 9 Mike Blair (captain) 1 Kyle Traynor 2 Ross Ford 3 Geoff Cross 4 Craig Hamilton 5 Jim Hamilton 6 Scott Newlands 7 Alan MacDonald 8 Allister Hogg
Substitutes: Andrew Kelly, Ryan Grant, Scott MacLeod, Matt Mustchin, Greig Laidlaw, David Blair or Andrew Turnbull, Hugo Southwell.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event