The Wales RBS 6 Nations squad member, Lee Byrne, is today (Jan 29) reviewing the decision of an independent disciplinary committee to ban him from playing for two weeks up to and including Friday, 12 February.
The committee sitting in Dublin heard misconduct complaints against the player and the Ospreys over allegations concerning their Heineken Cup pool 3 Round 6 match against Leicester Tigers at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, 23 January.
The player will remain with the Wales RBS 6 Nations squad at the National Centre of Excellence in the Vale Resort and is taking advice on a possible appeal.
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'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.