The WRU National Schools Girls 10s Tournament will this year be staged at Llandovery this Thursday (KO 10.30am).
Schools from across Wales have received coaching sessions from WRU rugby development officers and community coaches in preparation for their regional qualifying heats.
Finalists so far include:
Scarlets under 14s - Coedcae, Carmarthenshire
Scarlets under 16s - Dewi Sant, Pembrokeshire
Scarlets under 18s - Preseli, Pembrokeshire
Blues under 16s - Treorchy, RCT
Dragons under 14s - Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent.
RGC1404 under 14s - Botwynog, Gwynedd
RGC1404 under 16s - Duffryn Conwy, Conwy
Ospreys under 14s - Bishopston, Swansea
Ospreys under 16s - Maesyrdderwyn,
Ospreys under 18s - Neath Port Talbot College, NPT
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.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.