Sam Cross passes the ball in the tackle against England Students at the Stoop.
The Wales Students made a losing return to the international arena when they were beaten 43-15 by their English counterparts at the Twickenham Stoop.
In what was their first game in eight years the Welsh side, coached by fomrer Wales Under 21 head coach Chris Davey, conceded five tries to an England team that had already played Portugal earlier in the year.
Two of the home tries came from Cardiff Metropolitan University full back Dan Bibby and the opening score of the night came from another Welsh-based player, Cardiff Metropolitan (formerly UWIC) centre Louis Messer. Bath wing Sam Miller also helped himself to two tries.
Wales played a full part in the free-flowing match and were rewarded with tries from Bridgend wing Tom Williams and Cardiff Metropolitan's Ross Wardle. Rhys Roberts landed a penalty and conversion.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.