Ashley Beck partners Jamie Roberts in the centre for Wales tonight
Ashley Beck knows he must take his chance to impress after being selected to start against Samoa tonight.
There's such talent in Wales at the minute that when you get your chance you have to take it
The Ospreys man starts alongside Jamie Roberts in the centre in what promises to be a hugely physical clash with Stephen Betham's side.
Beck struggled with injury and missed last week's defeat to Argentina. But after being selected by Wales interim head coach Rob Howley, he makes his home debut for the national side.
"We've had six days to turn things round and the boys have been really focused this week," he said.
"The boys are excited to get out there and get things right. It was disappointing last week but we've got a chance to turn things round."
With Jonathan Davies out injured, Beck's inclusion highlights the strength in depth available to Howley. And the Ospreys man knows he must take the opportunity and stake his claim for a regular starting spot.
"There's such talent in Wales at the minute that when you get your chance you have to take it," he said.
"There's a few of us out there who are starting at the weekend and it's now our chance to show what we can do.
"Hopefully we can stake that claim."
Beck lines up against regional teammate Kahn Fotuali'i who starts at scrum-half for Samoa. He is aware the threat he, and the Samoan team pose as a whole.
"They've got some quality players. Fotuali'I is down at the Ospreys with us and we all know how skillful he is.
"We know how much of a threat they are and we won't underestimate them at all.
"It was tough enough last year for the boys in the World Cup so we're going out there to treat it like any other game.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
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.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
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.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event