The Wesh sides who took part in the British & Irish Cup may have been eliminated, but the competition is now at the semi-final stage, with an Engish-Irish final on the cards
The draw for the semi finals of the British & Irish Cup took place in Cardiff this morning as follows:
Semi final 1: Munster v Ulster
Semi final 2: Cornish Pirates v Doncaster Knights
The semi finals will take place on the weekend of April 23-25
The winner of semi final 2 will have home advantage in the final, which will take place on Sunday, May 16 at 6pm, live on Sky Sports HD.
British & Irish Cup Tournament Director Terry Burwell said: "We now have two mouth watering semi finals for players, coaches and supporters of these clubs and provinces. There will also be an Anglo Irish final live on Sky Sports HD which will further showcase this exciting new cross-border competition."
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.