Elen Evans (with ball) and Philippa Tuttiett are both playing for Wales this weekend in Amsterdam.
The quest for World Cup glory begins this weekend in the unusual surroundings of Amsterdam for the Wales Women's Sevens side.
Coach Rhys Edwards has quietly gone about the business of creating a competitive side with one eye on next year's World Cup in Russia in mind. However to reach the showpiece event next June Wales have to ensure qualification first - with this weekend's warm-up tournament a vital step towards that goal.
The Welsh side will face the daunting prospect of taking on South Africa, USA and England but with Wales Six Nations backs Charlie Murray, Rebecca de Filippo, Elen Evans, Philippa Tuttiett, Laura Prosser and Rosie Fletcher featuring in the side, Wales don't lack for firepower.
Sian Williams and Rachel Taylor also figured in Wales' Six Nations campaign while Elinor Snowsill returns to international duty for the first time since returning from travelling the world.
Promising trio Jade Phillips, Cerys Ballett and Rachel Rees complete the Welsh side. Phillips is a Welsh Uni 7s representative and is in the long squad for the GB Student 7s side while both Ballett and Rees earned selection after eye-catching performances in the recently held UK School Games where the duo were in the victorious Dragons side which won the Bowl.
There will also be another warm-up tournament in Richmond next weekend at the Rugby Rocks tournament as Wales prepare for the FIRA European Sevens Championship, to be staged on June 9-10th in Bulgaria.
Competition is extremely tight for the World Cup and only the top two teams go through to then attend the actual World Cup qualifying tournament in Moscow (June 30th).
Simultaneously there is also another qualifying tournament in Belgium at the same time where another two teams will be hoping to advance their claims. All eventual qualifiers then travel to Moscow for the final tournament for qualification.
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RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
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A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.