Last season's West captain, Robyn Wilkins played in all five Wales games during this year's Six Nations championship.
The East Wales v West Wales Girls Under 18's clash at Bridgend tomorrow gives players their first opportunity to stake a claim to represent Wales Dragons at the UK School Games in Manchester later this year. (KO 6pm)
The keenly contested encounter will follow hot on the heels of Bridgend's Principality Premiership contest against Cross Keys which kicks off at 2.30pm.
The annual clash brings together the best players from the Blues and Dragons to represent East Wales while the best from the Scarlets and Ospreys are selected to play in the West Wales Squad.
The encounter has quickly established itself as an excellent tool for identifying talented players. Three of last season's West squad were included in the senior Wales Six Nations squad this season.
Last season's West captain, Robyn Wilkins played in all five Wales games during the tournament, with winger Elli Norkett also getting capped. This season West Wales will be captained by the third national squad member, fly half Hannah Jones.
Both Jones and Norkett will feature tomorrow while other players to watch out for in this year's game are Scarlets' openside flanker, Jennie Collins, who was arguably the best player of this season's Under 18's regional championship and young Ospreys scrum half Keira Bevan, who has been very impressive during squad training.
West Wales won last season's game 29-3 in Llandovery.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
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'.