After a fortnight break for the Six Nations tournament, local rugby returns on Saturday before internationals again take centre stage.

During the brief resumption of fixtures Newcastle Emlyn will attempt to take another step towards the League 1 West title and elevation to the WRU Championship after one season in the lower grade.

As it stands leaders Emlyn are three points ahead of Llangennech with Felinfoel a further two points adrift in third.

The Teifisiders start the run-in to what they hope will be a successful campaign when hosting Pembroke, lying joint bottom and desperate for points in a bid to avoid the dreaded drop.

It is the first time the rivals have met this term and the return is at Crickmarren Field on April 18.

As Alex Williams and colleagues attempt to pick up points at the expense of the Pembrokeshire strugglers, Llangennech will be expected to overcome third from bottom and visitors Gowerton while Felinfoel host fourth-placed Aberystwyth.

After this weekend’s clash in the Teifi Valley the Red and Whites are engaged in two massive games against Llanelli visitors Felinfoel on February 29 and after yet another international interlude they visit Llangennech on March 21.

At the opposite end of the table Crymych continue a desperate fight against relegation when eighth in the table Penclawdd are the visitors to Parc Lloyd Stephens.

In the corresponding game at The Rec in early December the Carmarthenshire villagers emerged 14-13 winners.

In League 3 West A eighth in the table Cardigan visit fourth-placed Haverfordwest with the return at King George V Field on April 11.