Leicester prop, Julian White, has been named in the England training squad for the RBS Six Nations game against Wales. White was expected to be out for the entire tournament after undergoing knee surgery before Christmas to cure a cartilage problem. Sale hooker Andy Titterrell has also been named in the twenty-eight man party for the clash at Twickenham on 20th March 2004. There is a place for full-back Iain Balshaw despite the fact he is a doubt for the game with a groin injury. The Bath star suffered the injury during club training on Wednesday and is battling to be fit for the contest. Centre Mike Tindall, who has missed all the of the RBS Six Nations so far with an ankle injury, is also in the squad as is Neil Back and Jason Leonard. England Coach Sir Clive Woodward will reveal his starting line up on Monday.
The last five years have been an emotional rollercoaster on and off the pitch for RGC1404. Promotion to the Principality Premiership was the culmination of five years of hard work and investment in North Wales. WRU TV caught up with prop Joe Simpson, who was one of the first intake of WRU North Wales Academy players in 2010.
Ebbw Vale captain Damien Hudd picked up the biggest accolade of the night at the 11th Principality Premiership Awards Evening held at Principality Stadium, after leading his side to the title for the first time.
Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde is predicting a tough battle against England on Sunday despite the fact they may not be considered to be at full strength. Players will be out to impress Eddie Jones which makes England a dangerous proposition, he says.
Wales U20 captain Tom Phillips and performance psychologist Dr Rich Neil explain why spending three days at Monmouth RFC has further strengthened the togetherness of the squad ahead of the #WorldRugbyU20s