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 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'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
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.