The last remaining Principality Premiership fixture scheduled for the weekend has bowed to the inevitable with Sunday's match between Principality Premiership league leaders Neath and Bedwas falling foul of the big freeze.
A pitch inspection at The Gnoll ruled out any prospect of play with the ground frozen solid and no thaw expected.
A Neath spokesman said, "Thanks to the hard work of our groundsman Stuart Williams, ably assisted by an army of volunteers in covering the pitch, we count ourselves very fortunate in having been able to play the last three games at The Gnoll.
"However, the sub-zero temperatures of the last few days have meant that this was a game too far and even the 'All Black blanket' could not save the Bedwas game.
"Having taken the maximum 15 points from our games against Llandovery, Aberavon and Pontypool, we were hoping to continue the action and the postponement will be a big disappointment to our supporters who have been excited by the rugby they have seen over the holiday period."
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.