Coombs will fight for further international honours
Andrew Coombs made his name in the RBS 6 Nations but he expects a fierce battle for further caps.
The Wales and Newport Gwent Dragons second-row was arguably the surprise package of the Six Nations.
Coombs enjoyed a late rise to prominence, establishing himself in the Dragons set-up before being rewarded for his hard-working performances with a place in the Wales squad.
He won four caps during the Championship and produced a succession of impressive displays in the opening rounds against Ireland and France.
But with a wealth of talent in the second-row department the 28-year-old is well aware that he will have to fight for further caps - starting on the summer tour to Japan, where Bradley Davies, Lou Reed and James King could also be in contention.
"It's going to be tough," Coombs told the South Wales Argus.
"Brad is coming back from injury, Lou has been in good form with the Blues and James showed in Six Nations training and in the Ospreys pack that he is one to watch.
"There is loads of competition and I know that I have to rise to the challenge again.
"I need to be at my best in training to first of all make sure I am on that plane and to then win more caps.
"I want to get as many as possible and stay on the international stage. The only way to do that is training hard and putting everything in."
Robin McBryde's 32-man squad will get together on Monday for a training camp at St Athan, before the touring party is cut to 27.
They will then jet to the Far East to face Japan in Test matches on Saturday, June 8 and Saturday, June 15.
Wales Head Coach Rob Howley talks to WRU TV's Sebastian Barrett about the 36-man squad he has just named for the forthcoming Under Armour series, which includes two uncapped players, Ospreys duo Sam Davies and Rory Thornton.
Head coach Rowland Phillips is deligthed he can now call BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park home for his Wales Women's side, who launch their international season next month with games against Scotland and UK Armed Forces in the heart of the capital city.
Wales Sevens star Sam Cross has put his home town club of Brynmawr on the map after winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics with Team GB. His club have now honoured him by naming their players bar after him, as WRU TV discovered at the official launch, recently.
One of the newest members of the Principality Premiership, Bargoed admit it's proving to be a steep learning curve at the highest level, but are determined to become a force to be reckoned with. WRU TV visited the club last weekend when they took on Llanelli.
Table-topping Aberavon travel to north Wales to tackle RGC 1404 as both teams defend unbeaten starts to the season in the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie visited the Wizards to see how their preparations were going for the game of the weekend.
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.