The Division One clubs who have applied for audit and assessment to achieve the Criteria for Entry to the WRU Premier Division are as follows: Division 1 East: Caerphilly RFC, Newbridge RFC, Beddau RFC. Division 1 West: Narberth RFC, Carmarthen Quins RFC, Tonmawr RFC, Maesteg RFC.
A further list of those clubs who have achieved a pass mark in relation to the criteria will be published during February 2009. This is in addition to all current Premiership clubs who will be audited as a matter of course.
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.