Pontypridd's back row options will be considerably enhanced by the return of Ed Siggery to the club's ranks in readiness for the coming season.
The powerhouse blind-side flanker makes his way back to Sardis Road after a brief one year absence, during which time he signed for London Irish in the English Premiership, and played also on permit for promotion winning Championship side London Welsh.
Hailing from Carmarthen, Siggery was developed through the Scarlets Academy and represented Wales at all youth age grades and up to Under 20 level.
Having enrolled as a student at the University of Glamorgan, he joined up with Pontypridd in the summer of 2010 and made a big impact with his "double D" performances - dynamic and destructive - on the flank. "The Sig" also became a big favourite with the Sardis Road support, a larger than life character both on and off the field of play.
Siggery now returns to Pontypridd, joining the club's campaign as defending Premiership Champions. Aged 21, standing at 6ft 3in and weighing in at a lean and mean 16st, the Sig will seek to resume his status as a key player for a club intent on challenging for domestic and cross border honours in the season to come.
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'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.