Tickets for Wales v Scotland at the Millennium Stadium have sold out on the afternoon that Head Coach Warren Gatland announced his 35-man squad for the 2010 RBS Six Nations.
The Championship game on Saturday 13 February sold out in less than two hours after tickets for Wales' three home games at the Millennium Stadium were released at 12noon to the general public at the official website (www.wru.co.uk) and the Cardiff Arms store.
Selected tickets for the remaining home fixtures against France on Friday 26 February (singles only) and Italy on Saturday 20 March are still available and fans are urged to act fast to avoid disappointment.
This year a record 27,000 plus supporters purchased tickets via pre-registration at the WRU website after tickets were unclaimed by WRU member clubs and debenture holders.
Hospitality packages still remain for all games. Prices start from £249 (plus vat)* which includes a ticket in one of our VIP areas along with the official event programme and a limited edition gift, a fully-stocked bar and a guest speaker from the world of rugby.
Tickets for Wales U20s, U18s and Women's home games are also available from £5 at www.ticketweb.co.uk or 08444 771000 and at the Cardiff Arms store.
* The Bar 10 package is available only for Wales v Italy.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
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'.