Pontypridd's recruitment drive for the 2009-2010 season is underway, with powerhouse centre Dafydd Lockyer returning to the fold at Sardis Road.
Lockyer first joined up with Ponty from his hometown club of Abercwmboi as a raw youngster, with the Academy in 2001 and then with the senior squad in 2003.
Initially playing on the wing, "The Ox" moved to the inside centre position, making a huge impact as a line breaking ball carrier. An integral part of Ponty's successful Welsh Cup campaigns of 2005 and 2006, Lockyer earned a worthy reputation as one of the star players at semi-professional level.
A move to Neath followed in the summer of 2007, featuring in the club's double championship winning team, albeit with Lockyer's time in the all black shirt curtailed by injuries.
Now back to full fitness, Lockyer has committed himself to a return to Pontypridd at the commencement of the 2009 - 2010 season, signing up on a three year contract.
Commenting on his impending move, Lockyer said: "I'm delighted to be coming back to Pontypridd. Now that the deal is done, I just can't wait to come back to Sardis and to play for the club again.
"There could be exciting times ahead at Premiership level with a new cross border competition being proposed, and I know that Ponty want to be competitive at that level. It will be good to pull on the shirt again and be part of that push for honours".
Principality Stadium will host the UEFA Champions League Final in six weeks' time. WRU chairman Gareth Davies, Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford and Ambassador Ian Rush joined young sports fans at the trophy arrival at the venue to celebrate the magnitude of the event on Saturday 3rd June (kick-off 19.45).
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is looking forward to bringing together players from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales for the biggest challenge of their careers - a series against world champions, New Zealand.
For the fifth year running, Wales referee Nigel Owens will be in charge of proceedings at Judgement Day V at Principality Stadium. It promises to be 'extra special' for the Wales' favourite ref, as he will be making his 150th appearance in the league.
There will be no shortage of inside knowledge from Bowl Finalists Caerphilly and Amman United when they face each other on Sunday at National Finals Day. Caerphilly hooker Rhys Cleverly knows the Principality Stadium pitch better than most as a matchday groundsman, while Amman United can look to Wales' record try scorer Shane Williams for some helpful advice.
Two hundred and 40 teams competed in the inaugural Urdd WRU 7s held at Pencoed last week with Welsh internationals Steff Andrews and Jasmine Joyce impressed with the talent on display, as was Urdd chief executive, Sioned Hughes.
The countdown is on for Judgement Day V as tickets for the big day at Principality Stadium soar through the 50,000 mark. Players and coaches alike are bursting at the seams to play in the double header with Dragons coach Kingsley Jones claiming there is a 'real buzz' about the event.
WRU TV went behind the scenes when the four regions got together to test their skill set for the BBC's Scrum V Live rugby show, at the WRU National Centre of Excellene in the build up to Judgement Day V. Blues' Matthew Morgan was one of the stars of the show while the Dragons' Cory Hill proved a surprise package...the full set of results will be revealed on tv screens on matchday
Wales assistant coach Richie Pugh is confident his side can cause a few headaches in the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend. In a tough group, Wales kick off their campaign against New Zealand on Friday before playing Japan and Fiji, who are chasing their third consecutive Hong Kong title, on Saturday.
Bedwas had to overcome a stubborn Carmarthen Quins side before winning the Foster's Challenge Cup final in Bridgend with a 23-18 victory. Bedwas captain Nicky Griffiths pays tribute to his side who have claimed the club's first piece of silverware in the modern era.
Team coach Brett Davey is aiming to keep his unbeaten run in cup finals at Principality Stadium intact when his side take on Amman United in the WRU Bowl final, after he guided Caerphilly to a 20-14 win against Cilfynydd in the semi-finals.
Penallta are hoping to go one step further than last season when falling to Bedlinog in the WRU Plate Final. After a titanic struggle against Nant Conwy, they have given themselves a great chance, after a hard fought 18-13 semi-final victory.