Gareth Thomas will go into Saturday's game in Wellington as the ninth Welshman to Captain a Lions Test team on tour and the first since Phil Bennett in the four matches in New Zealand in 1977.
John Dawes was skipper in all four Tests in New Zealand in 1971 and David Watkins was in charge of two of the four Tests in the same country in 1966. Cliff Morgan led the Lions in the third of four Tests in South Africa in 1955 and Bleddyn Williams skippered the tourists in two Tests in New Zealand and one in Australia in 1950.
Jack Jones was captain for the first Test in South Africa in 1910 and Alf 'Boxer' Harding was in charge for all three Tests in New Zealand in 1908. Teddy Morgan took over for the second and third Tests in Australia and the first Test played in New Zealand in 1904.
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
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.