England Sevens Coach, Joe Lydon, today named his squad for the IRB World Sevens Series, Emirates Airline Cardiff Sevens, tournament to be held on June 1st and 2nd.
"I'm delighted with the 12 man squad we've selected. It not only features six full capped players but everyone in the squad has played in the IRB World Sevens Series this season. I'm pleased to welcome Pat Sanderson back to the squad after his injury. He was superb when he played for us in Durban at the end of last year and I expect him and the rest of the squad to use the tournament in Cardiff to push very hard for selection for the Commonwealth Games.
"All the players involved at Twickenham last weekend thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the crowd were superb on the Saturday. Cardiff now gives us a final opportunity to make the third rankings spot (currently shared with Fiji) ours by right."
England face France, Russia and Wales in their pool group in Cardiff.
PHIL Greening (Captain)
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.