With the Wales U16 squad being selected following this competition, seventy five players will be looking to stake their claim for this squad in readiness for the two U16 internationals at the end of the season.
Following trials and training session in the respective regions, the coaches have put together squads that feature several 'old' faces as well as numerous new ones.
Members of last seasons Wales U16 squad feature in all three regional squads, notably Michaela Reed (Morriston) in the West, Hannah Szigetvari (Llantwit Fardre) in the East and Meriel Edwards (Bethesda) in the North.
Wales now enjoys more junior teams than senior teams, all of which have less than two seasons rugby under their belt. With the World Cup just around the corner this May, these players will be in pole position for the next competition in 2006 and if they continue to develop as they have done to date, women and girls rugby in Wales will continue to progress.
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets