WRU coaching staff meet children from the Prince's Trust at the Millennium Stadium
The WRU rewarded children who have taken part in coaching and leadership sessions with the Prince's Trust by taking them to watch Wales train ahead of their clash with England last week.
There are five schools here today but more than 50 across Wales who have taken part
A group of students from schools across south Wales went to Cardiff on Friday to watch Wales' captain's run at the Millennium Stadium.
The group of youngsters are all part of The Prince's Trust clubs at their respective schools which provide personal development for students.
The initiative, funded by Balfour Beatty, in partnership with the WRU, uses rugby to improve self-esteem, confidence and communication skills.
"The children take part in the six to eight week sessions which are delivered by the WRU's coach development officers," said Dan Owens, WRU officer for the Ospreys region.
"They learn and develop leadership skills, take part in competitions and learn team work skills.
"There are five schools here today but more than 50 across Wales who have taken part."
Cyfartha High and Pen Y Dre High in Merthyr, Mountain Ash Comprehensive, Coleg Sir Gar and the Include project in Ystrad Mynach and Caerphilly took part in the scheme which also includes tag rugby sessions delivered by WRU coaches.
Yvonne Davies, programme executive for the Prince's Trust added: "The children haven't stopped smiling since being involved, the project seems to get better each year."
Mountain Ash Comprehensive student Sarah Williams, 15, from Aberaman, said: "The Prince's Trust has given me the opportunity to try new things. I am the only girl in my club and it's been great to get involved in the rugby initiative. I feel much more confident."
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.