Wales finished in fourth place in the Championships that were held in France
last week. After gaining their second win of the season against Ireland -
this time it was even more convincing - there was a second defeat to England in
successive months, but a superb effort almost stole the game against
Scotland, failing by just one point.
May 2. WALES 24 Ireland 7 (Castres); England 73 Italy 7;
May 2. Scotland 32 Sweden 0; France 24 Spain 5.
May 5. Semi-final: England 37 WALES 3 (Toulouse).
May 5. Semi-final: France 25 Scotland 6 (Toulouse).
May 5. Plate: Spain bt Sweden; Ireland 14 Italy 5.
May 8. Plate: Ireland 20 Spain 12; Italy v Sweden.
May 8. Final: France 8 England 6 (Toulouse).
May 8. 3rd place: Scotland 11 WALES 10 (Toulouse).
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.