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."
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.