The Welsh Rugby World Cup squad have offered their sincerest condolences to the families of the four miners who died in the mining tragedy at the Gleision Colliery.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland, said: "On behalf of the squad and Welsh rugby we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the men who died at Gleision Colliery.
"Mining, like rugby, is an industry at the very heart of Welsh culture and these tragic events will affect the entire nation and rightly generate the sympathy of everyone in Wales as well as everyone in Welsh rugby."
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.