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.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.