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."
Wales U20 duo Leon Brown and Lloyd Lewis face a busy couple of weeks ahead. Not only will they have a Junior World Championship to take part in, they are both sitting A Level exams during the competition.
Wales U20 face a tough group in the Junior World Championship with France, England and Japan lying in wait but Attack coach Jason Strange and back rower Tom Phillips are looking forward to the campaign ahead.
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.