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.
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.