A break in the Six Nations this weekend gives Newcastle Emlyn a chance to take a step towards safety in the Championship at the expense of fellow strugglers Rhydyfelin.

Elsewhere League 1 West basement boys Crymych hope for an away win against mid-table Penclawdd and in League 3 West A sixth-placed Cardigan attempt to lower the colours of leaders Milford Haven at the Observatory Ground.

The Red and Whites, currently eighth of 12 with 30 points from 15 outings, won 20-7 at bottom of the pile Glynneath in their most recent game and the clash at Pontypridd on Saturday is another vital encounter as there are only four points separating the rivals.

When the rivals met at Ddol Wyber back in October the Teifisiders came out on top 13-12.

Rhydyfelin are third from bottom with 26 points but showed signs of improvement last time out when going down 7-0 against fourth in the table Trebanos in the Swansea Valley.

The following Saturday Emlyn host fifth in the table Newbridge while Rhydyfelin are at home against Glynneath.

Commonly known as 'The Village' the south Walians are expected to provide a stern test for Emlyn at the Rec as the relegation scrap continues with any one of six clubs in danger of the chop along with virtually doomed Glynneath.

Emlyn club members joined in congratulating long-serving secretary Chris Jones on winning the Ryan Jones Memorial Award for Outstanding Services to Sport after being shortlisted for this year's Carmarthenshire Sports Personality Awards.

League 1 West bottom club Crymych visit sixth in the table Penclawdd knowing that points are needed as a matter of urgency in the fight against relegation.

As it stands the Preselimen are 14 points from safety and although there will be 11 games remaining after Saturday escaping the drop appears a very tall order.

Crymych brushed aside Penclawdd 40-12 at Parc Lloyd Thomas in October, are through to the last eight of the WRU National Plate, and with players returning from injury will hope to complete the double over the Cocklemen.

Cardigan visit League 3 West A leaders Milford Haven in the hope of avenging a 27-26 defeat at the hands of the Mariners at King George V Playing Field in October.

The Cardis will have to improve on their last outing when going down 38-11 at fourth-place Laugharne if they are to inflict a third defeat on the pacesetters.