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).
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.