Cardiff Blues are hoping to break their Heineken Cup attendance record this weekend when they host Gloucester at the Millennium Stadium.
Blues chief executive Rob Norster announced that more than 14,000 tickets had been snapped up by the beginning of this week - way in excess of the number at the same time ahead of their 2006/07 clash with Leicester Tigers at the same venue.
"Sales really picked up after our opening win over Calvisano last weekend and we are on course for another good gate at the Millennium Stadium," said Norster.
"We had 26,645 at the game against the Tigers and we hope to be there or beyond on Sunday. The Millennium Stadium is a great facility and the there is a great game in prospect.
"This is the third game we have taken to the international venue in recent years and the fans obviously enjoy the occasions. With a large contingent expected to make the journey from Gloucester, it promises to be another great Heineken Cup event."
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.