New Zealand head coach Graham Henry is the main attraction at an All Blacks press conference in Cardiff.
New Zealand coach Graham Henry says his All Blacks side are fully aware of what is at stake as he attempts to secure a coveted Grand Slam against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
The Invesco Perpetual autumn series clash is the last stop for Henry's men after England, Scotland and Ireland have been brushed aside in consecutive weekends as New Zealand now see themselves within touching distance of a fourth Grand Slam.
"The boys are aware of what is at stake," said Henry. "We talked about the grand slam before the Irish game and about how we wouldn't have a chance of achieving that unless we did the business.
"So it has been discussed. The 2005 and 2008 sides achieved the grand slam and a number of the players were in those sides. But there are also a number who have never achieved it and so for them it is an incentive.
"There have only been eight successful grand slam sides from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, so it's not something that happens every time. South Africa haven't done it since 1961 and Australia got their one in 1984.
"We've done it three times and we want to add to that legacy."
New Zealand will enter the contest as firm favourites, particularly after Wales's below par 16-16 draw with Fiji last Friday, but Henry is playing down his side's favouritism.
"I wouldn't read anything into how Wales played at the weekend. That will not be any indication of how they will play this Saturday. They will come out with all guns blazing and make it a difficult Test match."
"You can't take any notice of Friday. I have experience of Welsh rugby and they will be right up there come Saturday."
"Look at the Irish. If you had watched them play against Samoa the week before they played us you wouldn't have thought they were up to much."
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.