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.
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.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.