Wales have released six players from national squad duty back to Regional rugby in time for Magners league action this weekend.
Blues trio Bradley Davies, Robin Sowden-Taylor and John Yapp are available to face Glasgow Warriors at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday night, Ospreys pair Jonathan Thomas - who has recovered from shoulder problems - and Andrew Bishop are in contention to face Connacht at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday and Rhys Thomas has been released for the Dragons' clash with Ulster Rugby, also on Sunday, at Rodney Parade.
Both Shane Williams and Gavin Henson are on course to recover from respective ankle and calf injuries in time to add to the selection debate ahead of Wales' visit to France in a fortnight's time - although neither will return to the Ospreys this weekend .
Gareth Cooper and Dwayne Peel have returned to their English Premiership clubs, Gloucester Rugby and Sale Sharks.
The results of a precautionary scan to Blues centre Jamie Roberts shoulder should be known over the next 24hrs.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series