"After briefly discussing the framework and structure I will be working to as national coach with WRU chief executive Steve Lewis, and meeting with the rest of the full-time staff at the team's Vale of Glamorgan base, Alan presented his plan for the forthcoming tour of Argentina and we got straight on with the job in hand which is to select a squad of players for our two Test tour of Argentina.
"That process will be on-going over the coming week and we should be in a position to announce the squad by next Wednesday.
"There are a number of important Regional games to watch in that short space of time with selection in mind and it is also important to get a comprehensive report on players who may be carrying injuries or who need the extra time in June for a full pre-season conditioning programme.
"Regarding any potential additions to the current Wales team management, the appointment of coaches is not a straight-forward matter. It is vital to get the right group of people on board in order to take Wales forward and that process may take time. Further announcements will be made when appropriate. In the meantime, we are cracking on with squad selection and planning for this tour which I am looking forward to with huge anticipation as, I am sure are the players and the rest of the team management."