Warren Gatland's squad assembled at their Vale of Glamorgan base yesterday in preparation for this season's RBS 6 Nations campaign. The 35-man squad includes four uncapped players, Tom Prydie, Kristian Phillips, Richard Rees and Rhys Gill.
Back row: (left to right): Rhys Gill, Paul James, Deiniol Jones, Ian Gough, Luke Charteris, Brad Davies, Alun Wyn Jones.
Middle row: (left to right): Gareth Williams, Adam Jones, Eifion Lewis Roberts, Jonathan Davies, Lee Byrne, Jamie Roberts, Jonathan Thomas, Andy Powell, Gethin Jenkins, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton, Matthew Rees, Tom James, Martyn Williams, Huw Bennett.
Sitting: (left to right): Kristian Phillips, Leigh Halfpenny, Gareth Cooper, Richard Rees, Shane Williams, Stephen Jones, Ryan Jones, James Hook, Tom Shanklin, Tom Prydie, Martin Roberts, Andrew Bishop, Dan Biggar.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.
The WRU officially unveiled the new pitch today in time for Wales to take on Australia in the first of the Dove Men Series autumn international matches this Saturday. Head Groundsman Lee Evans and colleague Craig Campbell reflect on the 15-week project and look ahead to a pitch perfect future at Millennium Stadium.