Michael Owen has expressed his disappointment at losing to France last time out and pledges to take the game to England this weekend. "We will have to try and be aggressive and take the game to them just like Ireland did," said Owen. "We saw what the Irish did and that has given us a lot of encouragement. We have done a lot of work on our set pieces because that is a key area of the game and has perhaps been our weakness so far. "We are all really disappointed to lose to France. We could have sneaked a draw right at the end but it wasn't to be. I was fairly happy with my performance but we all know that we still have plenty to work on especially looking ahead to England. "That will be a massive challenge for me and the whole squad but it is one that we will rise to."
The Dragons second row believes one of the biggest battles on the field at Twickenham will take place in his own position. "It will be a big tester to face the likes of Ben Kay and Danny Grewcock. England have got fantastic strength in depth in the second row," continued Owen. "With Simon Shaw also involved you have got potentially three British Lion second rows in their pack.
"There's definitely a risk of a back lash from England, but there again if they had beaten Ireland they would have been on a roll and full of confidence from the Rugby World Cup so all we can do is make sure we perform and not let ourselves down. "We did that in the Rugby World Cup, but at Twickenham it will be a whole different ball game."
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series