Ryan Jones's good luck message to New Zealand's World Cup team obviously did the trick after the All Whites stunned the footballing world after the All Whites claimed a famous 1-1 draw with Slovakia in South Africa.
The All Whites had never gained a single point in the World Cup finals but a late late goal by defender Winston Reid earned them a shock share of the spoils against their more fancied rivals.
Jones, who was a goalkeeper for the Bristol City schoolboy side before switching to rugby, sent the All Whites a good luck message on behalf of the Wales team before the Kiwis kicked off their campaign.
"Wales and New Zealand have always had a special relationship because of our love for rugby and Wales didn't make the World Cup so we have all been on the look-out for a team to get behind," said Jones, in Wellington.
"Despite our national rivalry I'd personally like to see England do well and I think the likes of Italy, Argentina and Spain will be right there to the end.
"But I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for the All Whites as well and would like to wish them the very best of luck against Slovakia."
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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