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."
The WRU has teamed up with Crawshay's to tour Georgia in June. The side, which will be called the Crawshays WRU President's XV, will play Emerging Georgia twice, in a tour which supports the Welsh Government's efforts to grow relations between the two countries.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.