Wales Dragons A head for Manchester in confident mood as they prepare to defend their Sainsbury's 2014 School Games Girls Rugby Sevens title at Manchester University.
The Dragons A team have been drawn in Pool A alongside London and South East England, England Midlands and Scotland while Dragons B tangle with South West England, North England and Ireland.
Winger Elli Norkett will spearhead the attack alongside fly half Hannah Jones. The duo played prominent roles in last season's success and were fast tracked into the Wales Six Nations squad while Jasmine Joyce Alisha Butchers make welcome returns as well.
Dragons A Team Manager Daryl Morgan, said: "We're really pleased with the way the girls have trained and developed over the past eight weeks. The team is really well balanced with a great mix of youth and experience.
"There are some players who this time last year hadn't picked up a rugby ball, but their progress has been quite outstanding, and on the other side of the coin we've still got players like Elli Norkett who has just come back from the Womens World Cup in France, Hannah Jones and one of the stars of last year's tournament, Jasmine Joyce.
"It's going to be a really tough tournament with South West England and especially Ireland bringing really strong teams, but with the balance of the team along with the attitude and focus the girls have shown in training we are confident of being really competitive once again and will mount a strong defence of the title we won in Sheffield last year."
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Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
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Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
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The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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