There will be two unique fixtures in Haverfordwest this week as Sweden Under 18s take on Sir Thomas Picton School and then Haverfordwest Youth over successive days.

On Friday, the tourists play STP's senior XV at the School with a 2pm kick off, and Saturday, will face The Blues’ Under 19 side with a 6pm kick off at Haverfordwest RFC.

It will be the first time an international under 18s side has taken on a Pembrokeshire team since September 2001, when Wales Schools' Under 18s also appeared at the Merlins Bridge ground.

That day, the Welsh took on a combined Pembrokeshire and Cornwall Schools' team, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the latter two sides exchanging annual tours.

Future international Dominic Day played for the combined side, while local players Nathan Williams and James Merriman represented their country.

The match was organised by Bruce Evans, and sure enough, the link between the Swedes and Pembrokeshire was randomly established in Pierre Villepreux in 2016, where Evans met Andy Stewart, head coach of Sweden’s Youth set up.

Bruce has since returned to the area and has taken up a coaching role at Haverfordwest, and arranged with Andy that Sweden's 18s would come to the area this December to play Pembrokeshire, and also face Cardiff Met Freshers.

However Stewart’s side recently learnt that the Baltic Tournament they were scheduled to play in this month had fallen through, and therefore, arranged to bring his 18s to Pembrokeshire for two fixtures.

Furthermore, Sweden Under 20s will also visit in November, with fixtures to be arranged.

The squad is being hosted by Celtic Camping, and local rugby fans are being urged to turn out and support what will be two rare international games in the county.