After years of collapsing scrums and kickers losing their footing, it seems a solution to the long-running problem of the Millennium Stadium pitch could finally be at hand.
A new hybrid surface is being installed at the ground, to replace the old system of removable turf pallets.
Will this move finally spell an end to gripes about the grass?
Mike Griffiths reports.
The old turf came in for some criticism over its durability.
The makers claim the new pitch can withstand three times as much play as a traditional grass surface.
The project is due to finish by the end of October.
The first games to be played on the new pitch will be the autumn internationals the following month.