WREXHAM travel to South Wales on Saturday for an unexpected second meeting of the season with Deri Broncos (2.30pm).
The Division Five South East outfit won the Swalec Cup clash between the sides 19-16 at Bryn Estyn Road in late September before falling at the second-round stage to local rivals Ynysddu.
That meant they were entered into the first round of the Swalec Plate, in which they have been drawn at home to North Wales League Division Two Wrexham.
Outside-half Roger Chadwick will get his first taste of cup fervour as experienced in the Gwent Valleys although it will be nothing new for his scrum-half partner John Roberts, who has travelled there many times while making more than 260 senior appearances for the club.
Wrexham, who should be close to full strength, put up a brave performance seven weeks ago and led 16-5 early in the second half.
Provided they can contain Deri’s dangermen, No 8 Melvin Mayo and winger Cae Davies, they can upset the odds and take their first step on the road to the Millennium Stadium, which will host the revamped national competition’s Cup, Plate and Bowl finals on the same day.
Revitalised Wrexham 2nds make their way to Anglesey on Saturday to take on rock-bottom Menai Bridge (2.30pm) chasing their third North Wales League Division Four win on the spin.
Wrexham Youth, now third in the North Wales Youth League Division One, host fourth-placed Ruthin in an eagerly-awaited first meeting of the campaign between the fierce rivals (2.30pm).