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."
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
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.