Ticket sales for the Wales v South Africa Test match at the Millennium Stadium on June 5 have surged past 32,000 just over 24 hours after going on sale to the general public.
The summer fixture is proving a big attraction for supporters who want to watch Warren Gatland's team face the Rugby World Cup Champions in the Prince William Cup encounter.
Close on 10,000 of the tickets were snapped up just after Wales confirmed that the game would kick off at 2.30pm on the summer Saturday afternoon.
Family discount sales have also proved a big attraction with groups hoping to enjoy a day in the sun for Welsh rugby.
The early boost in sales has been achieved in the hours after the tickets went on sale to the public at 9am on Monday.
With just under eight weeks to go before the game the Welsh Rugby Union is now hoping for a bumper crowd to cheer on the team.
WRU Group Chief Executive, Roger Lewis, said: "I am delighted with the fantastic interest the game has already generated.
"We are never complacent about ticket sales but these figures give us great confidence that we can look forward to a great occasion.
"The game will also be an opportunity for Welsh fans to give the squad a great send-off for their June tour of New Zealand where they play the All Blacks twice.
"South Africa play every match to win but I know that Warren, his coaches and the squad are determined to give their all."
The Wales v South Africa fixture is also being seen as the start of the serious build-up towards the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Over two thousand tickets were sold in the first few hours of public sale to add to the 25,000 plus tickets snapped up by clubs, debenture holders and WRU ezine subscribers during pre-sale.
As interest in the clash against the Springboks continues at a steady pace, Wales will be hoping for a full house in Cardiff before they travel to New Zealand on tour this summer ahead of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Tickets can be purchased from £25 per person or £80 for a family ( 2 adults, 2 children) at the WRU's Cardiff Arms Store (No 8 Westgate Street, Cardiff); via Ticketmaster (tel 08442 777888, www.ticketmaster.co.uk), Ticketline (02920 230130, www.ticketlineuk.com) and via www.wru.co.uk/tickets.
WRU hospitality prices start at £99 for the 'Bar 10 Braai' package which celebrates the South African barbecue custom known as braai. Fans should act fast to secure the hottest tickets via the official website www.millenniumstadium.com
Further hospitality information is available online for all packages including the 'Platinum Suite' at £229 and the 'SA Gold' at £119 plus vat per person.
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'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.