Llanelli fans came up with the perfect response to the Leicester Tigers'
supporters stalking their Heineken Cup semi-final tickets - they snapped up 3,000 in one day.
The Scarlets have now reached the 9,600 figure they needed to access a further 2,400 reserve tickets, kept for them at European Rugby Cup Ltd offices in Dublin.
The first fans arrived at 7.00am headed up by Maurice Newman of Llwyn Hendy in Llanelli, who won a free pair of tickets to the Final for his trouble.
The club are expecting the reserve allocation to arrive on Friday 15 March,
but fans should keep a look out in local press on the website and the club's call line (0871 871 8088) for news of the ticket delivery.
Tickets will still be sold to fans based in Wales by priority and with more
Cup Final tickets to give away, the Tigers' chances of getting in on the
action are looking slim.
" The ticket office is being run like a military operation this week, but they are getting more calls than they can process at the moment," said Llanelli backs coach Nigel Davies.
" The best way to get hold of tickets is to visit Stradey Park and we will
let everyone when to do so as soon as we can.
" The response from fans on a Wales-wide basis has been amazing.
" We've had free coaches booked from all over Wales, North, South, East and
West and there are even coaches going from Swansea Rugby Club," added
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
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'.