Colin Charvis is set to Captain Wales against France after resuming light training. The crocked Wales skipper missed the defeat to Ireland on Saturday after dislocating his finger against Scotland.
Charvis, who plies his trade in France with second division Tarbes, is expected to recover in time to face the French in Cardiff on March 7th.
Meanwhile, Steve Hansen has turned to the five regions to help get several players match fit ahead of that game by releasing fifteen members of his squad for this weekend's Celtic League games.
Robert Sidoli and Robin McBryde both made their return from injury in Dublin and Hansen wants them to get more game time under their belt before facing the French. They will be joined by Ceri Sweeney, Mefin Davies and Dwayne Peel when the Celtic Warriors and Llanelli Scarlets meet this Friday night. Double try scorer Tom Shanklin will join Jamie Robinson and Craig Morgan at Cardiff Blues against the Borders, though Blues hooker, Gareth Williams, will today undergo surgery on his shoulder and will miss the rest of the season. Michael Owen will be available for the Dragons while Adam Jones returns to the Ospreys.
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).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.
Wales U20 may start as favourites against Japan this evening in the U20 Championship, but Team Manager Mark Taylor is warning against complacency. He is also hoping a good win will boost morale and 'kickstart' performances.
Coach Richard Hodges is hoping Wales U20 can put a disappointing campaign behind them when they tackle Japan tomorrow as they look to finish the U20 Championship strongly to secure a good seeding for next year's tournament.