You could say it's quite fitting that having kicked off the WRU Age Grade Championship season back in August, the Scarlets and Blues North Under 16s will bring down the curtain on the campaign in tomorrow night's eagerly anticipated final at St Helens. (ko 7.15pm)
The Blues were 34-19 winners when the sides met at Merthyr on that opening night - a victory that set the trend for yet another successful season for Dale McIntosh's side.
However, the Scarlets leveled the match score between the sides at the end of October when they won 21-9 at Narberth thanks to tries from stand out three quarter Gethin Hunter and the consistent Jon Gardiner.
Tomorrow night's game, rearranged due to the inclement weather over the festive period and the four-times postponed final pool fixture between the Scarlets and Blues South, promises to be every bit as exciting as the pool games between the sides.
The season's leading try scorer Hunter is in one camp with the likes of Jack Dando and Callum Thomas in the other. Once again, the quality and potential of the Under 16 sides in Wales has shone through to underpin the success of the senior age grade sides at Under 18 and Under 20.
Competition organiser Nick Rose of the WRU said, "The Championship seems to go from strength to strength and the quality of play this season has surpassed anything we have seen before.
"I think it proves that our restructuring programme has worked and that we have a really decent platform on which to launch ourselves for success at international level this season.
"These two teams have been a credit to their regions and I am sure that we are in for a wonderful evening of rugby between two sides who have improved out of all recognition this season."
The North will fancy their chances of lifting another piece of silverware for McIntosh and co-coach Lee Jarvis if only because of their consistency throughout the campaign.
However, as the Blues South found out to their cost last month, the Scarlets are a side who will never lie down.
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