The youngest member of the Welsh Squad, Huw Bennett, has accepted his role as the keeper of the team's Welsh Lovespoon with relish.
In the first public appearance for the Lovespoon, the 20-year-old stood tall in front of a packed restaurant on Manly's foreshore (Sydney) and delivered a five minute address on the Lovespoon's history. His storytelling prowess earned him a rousing clap and cheer, with some patrons even broke out into the chorus of 'Bread of Heaven'.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.
The WRU officially unveiled the new pitch today in time for Wales to take on Australia in the first of the Dove Men Series autumn international matches this Saturday. Head Groundsman Lee Evans and colleague Craig Campbell reflect on the 15-week project and look ahead to a pitch perfect future at Millennium Stadium.