Brad Davies alongside his Cardiff Blues team mate Deiniol Jones at training earlier this week.
The Millennium Stadium will be asked to pause for a minute's silence just before kick-off for this evening RBS 6 Nations clash with France in memory of Cheryl Davies, the mother of Wales second row Bradley Davies who passed away suddenly last weekend at the age 46.
Davies will also wear the message "In loving memory of Mam, Cheryl Davies 1964 - 2010" embroidered at waist height on his playing jersey for the match.
Bradley, who makes his first start international start this evening and wins is sixth cap, took no hesitation when Warren Gatland and the Wales coaching team told him to take all the time he needed after his sad loss - he wanted to play for his mother and the team and coaches have rallied round him.
"Our thoughts and sympathies are with Bradley and his family and friends at this difficult time for them all," said Gatland.
"I have told Bradley that we fully understand that his focus is on this sad loss, but his view is that his mother would be extremely proud and he wants to play any part he is selected for.
"We are extremely close as a squad and Bradley knows we are there for him."
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.