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."
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.