Neath take on Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday in the second semi-final of the SWALEC Cup (kick off 5.20pm).
The Welsh All Blacks have been disrupted of late by a heavy crop of injuries and physiotherapist Mark ("Dot") Perkins has been working overtime to repair the walking wounded.
AndNeath have named a preliminary squad from which the team will be finalised following training on Saturday afternoon. Added to the 22 who earned a well-deserved 19-10 win against Aberavon on Easter Monday are utility back Howard Thomas, wingers David Evans, centres Stephen Thomas and Dafydd Lockyer, outside-half Arwel Thomas, props Johnny Thomas and Andrew Howell, hooker Andy Littlehales and lock Haydn Pugh.
Director of Rugby Rowland Phillips said: "The control and discipline we showed in Monday's 19-10 win over Aberavon was a big boost for players and supporters. It demonstrated the commitment and desire of this Neath team to bounce back. We will not finalise our side until training on Saturday when we will complete our preparations for what will be a very important game and, with players returning, we will be selecting from more strength.
"Swansea will have been disappointed by their midweek loss at Ebbw Vale but they showed their real capabilities in beating Llanelli on Good Friday - in a game that probably meant more to them. They have a lot of quality players and it always mystifies us that they don't have a better League record.
"But the Cup is all about performing on the day and we must ensure that we are in the Aberavon mindset for this one."
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.