British & Irish Lions hooker Matthew Rees warmed-up for the RBS 6 Nations with 50 minutes for the Scarlets in their 18-13 LV=Cup win over London Wasps at Adams Park.
Rees' presence allowed the Welsh region to make it four wins in a row and extended their unbeaten record against Guinness Premiership sides to five matches this season.
Now he is aiming to make it four championship wins in a row for Wales over England in Twickenham's centenary Test in the opening round of the 2010 RBS 6 Nations on Saturday. Having overcome a recent injury he is ready to form an all-Lions Test front row against England.
With props Gethin Jenkins and Adam Jones now fully restored to fitness after the injuries they suffered in the second Test defeat against the Springboks in Pretoria last summer it will be the first time the three have been reunited since tyhe series against the world champions.
Six penalties from the boot of outside half Rhys Priestland gave the Welsh region the victory that took them to the top of their Pool and one bonus point win away from reaching the semi-finals.
Even though former England wing Tom Varndell crossed for two tries, the home side were undone by Priestland's deadly boot. The outside half kicked his side into a nine point lead before Wasps got on the scoreboard.
This latest victory for the Magners League side comes hot on the heels of their draw against Harlequins and bonus point win over Worcester in the Anglo-Welsh tournament. They also beat London Irish home and away in the Heineken Cup.
The Welsh Rugby Union has announced a major new sponsorship deal with Gullivers Sports Travel which will make the UK's leading, and longest established, multi-sport tour operator, an Official Supplier for the rest of the decade.
Having taken part in seven World Cups as a player and coach, Liza Burgess hopes to go out in style this afternoon when Wales take on Australia in the Play-off for seventh and eighth place in the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris.
WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey met with volunteers across the game earlier this week, championing their role in the sport. He was joined by Wales captain Sam Warburton for part of the day as volunteers took part in a 'Try Out' event for the 2015 Rugby World Cup
Wales Women may not have got the results they wanted recently on the field, but off it they have made massive strides in strength and conditioning - and that is in no small part due to S&C coach Sam Dodge.
Two weeks into the new pitch project at Millennium Stadium, Groundman Craig Campbell takes staff on a unique behind-the-scene tour of the works so far and National Squad Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach John Ashby and Tour Guide Peter Owen describe what the revamp means for them.
Try-scorer Jenny Davies and fellow prop Megan York reveal to WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie their thoughts after Wales broke their drought in the Women's Rugby World Cup with a 35-3 win over South Africa in Paris.