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."
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.