Wales' new operatic sensation Kathryn Jenkins will sing 'Bread of Heaven' for the nation's rugby stars at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday.
Stadium bosses have organised an Aussie-style barbeque for corporate customers, sponsors, box and club seat holders and the 23 year old mezzo soprano from Neath has been called in to give the Wales players a send off they won't forget.
Jenkins, who recently signed a multi-album deal with recording giants Universal Classics will eventually record the song for a special Rugby World Cup album.
But Wales' star rugby players and the Millennium Stadium VIP's will be the first to hear her sing the new version live. 'I'm over the moon to be given an opportunity like this,' said Jenkins. 'I couldn't be more thrilled, it's something I have dreamed of since childhood - singing for Wales.
'And singing for the Welsh team on Wednesday as a message of farewell before they fly off for the World Cup will be a great honour.'
The WRU barbeque will also feature a fashion show with Wales players and models showing off their new Rockport gear and a charity auction for various items of rugby and football memorabilia will raise money.
The food for the BBQ will include Celtic Pride Premium Welsh Beef produced under an innovative protocol designed to make it the finest in Wales, by the Welsh meat company. 'Kathryn is a very talented singer and we are extremely pleased to have secured her services to sing for the team,' said WRU commercial manager Gwyn Thomas.
'Those who came to the recent Wales versus England game will remember her fondly. 'We are all looking forward to Wednesday and it will be great to see the different aspects of Welsh society working together to give the guys a great send off.'
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).