WRU Chairman David Pickering, First Minister Carwyn Jones and Scott Quinnell at the launch of ticketing details for RWC2015 at the Millennium Stadium.
Rugby fans across Wales have already starting planning for when Rugby World Cup 2015 comes to Wales' capital city with the news that rugby clubs are getting exclusive access to tickets before they go on general sale in September.
Our message to the fans is to contact their local rugby club now to find out how they can get ahead of the game, with access to 2015 Tournament tickets before general sale on 12 September, 2014
The Millennium Stadium will host eight games including two of Wales' pool matches and two quarter-finals and rugby communities across Wales can act now to book their seats for the 2015 Tournament in Cardiff.
Tickets will go on sale to Welsh rugby clubs in June for games at the Millennium Stadium as part of the wider RWC 2015 Rugby Community Ticket programme, which will see 500,000 tickets go on sale to loyal rugby fans through clubs in England and Wales.
The ticketing programme, which was launched by tournament organisers England Rugby 2015 to mark '500 days to go until RWC 2015' earlier this month, aims to recognise and reward loyal rugby fans with the opportunity to register their interest for tickets.
Members of WRU Clubs have until 12 June, 2014 to register via the Rugby World Cup 2015 ticketing website.
All those registered will have the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets per match per person on a first come first served basis.
Following the Rugby Community Ticket programme, general sale for all 48 games including knock-outs and the final will be from 12 September, 2014.
WRU Chairman David Pickering, who is on the board of Rugby World Cup Ltd, wants all Welsh rugby fans to get involved when the Tournament comes to the principality for the fourth time in 2015 - more times than any other country in the world.
"Our rugby communities are guaranteed to be at the heart of the action when Rugby World Cup 2015 brings eight games to our 74,500-seater stadium with the launch of the Rugby Community Ticket programme in Wales," said the Chairman.
"Our message to the fans is to contact their local rugby club now to find out how they can get ahead of the game, with access to 2015 Tournament tickets before general sale on 12 September, 2014.
"By joining a local rugby club, rugby fans can also get direct access to tickets all Wales' international matches at the Millennium Stadium, instead of turning to ticket touts and being left disappointed."
School and college pupils from school club hubs across the Blues region were invited to the WRU National Centre of Excellence this week to complete the Level 1 Referee course. Nigel Owens was one of the tutors and more courses of this kind will be run around Wales to cater for the demand, to increase the number of qualified referees available to officiate school and club rugby, and to find potential future referees of the senior game.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
The top three teams of the Principality Premiership put their unbeaten runs on the line this weekend. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespies is joined by South Wales Argus rugby writer Chris Kirwan to discuss the weekend's action
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made
Tomorrow will see the first six-point try scored in the northern hemisphere when the Principality Premiership kicks off. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with WRU National match Officials Manager Nigel Whitehouse, and Pontypridd winger Alex Webber as they look ahead to the innovative changes.
The annual Women's club launch was held at the Wales Centre of Excellence where National Women's Head Coach and Programme Lead Rhys Edwards, Competition Secretary Adrian Howell and Cardiff Met player Ffion Jones express eagerness for the new campaign to get under way.
Plenty of award winners in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast.Dragons centre Tyler Morgan wins one of the top awards for up and coming talent with the SportingWales Rising Stars 2015 award. Scarlets and Wales outside half Hannah Jones is one of the runners-up. We also he from community clubs as the season approaches and Principality Premiership unsung hero Ron Taylor of Ebbw Vale.
Actor and Millennium Stadium Tour Guide Gareth Bale has been performing his one-man play about Wales rugby legend Ray Gravell across Wales. He chats to WRU TV before taking his show to the Edinburgh Festival.
After widespread consultation, the WRU has made major changes to its pathway programme for girls rugby with a spring and summer season being introduced with immediate effect in order to respond to a clear demand to play the game.
The SSE SWALEC Cup quarter-final draw has been made, but RGC 1404 are the only guaranteed team confirmed so far as the remaining seven sides in the draw must complete fixtures from the previous round to ensure progress.