Pontypridd - who face Sale Sharks in the PARKER PEN SHIELD final at The Kassam Stadium, Oxford, on 26 May - provide all five of the uncapped tourists, forwards Richard Parks, Michael Owen, Robert Sidoli, Mefin Davies and Gethin Jenkins. There are also international recalls for Steve Williams (London Irish) and Swansea's Ben Evans.
National Manager Alan Phillips said: "The fact that so many clubs have been vying for championships and cup honours has meant that the domestic game has had an extra competitive edge during the last few weeks.
"That's been hugely encouraging and it has meant that a larger than normal pool of players have put themselves in the frame for selection.
"The rugby played has showed a marked improvement in both pace and skill and its what we want to see on a far more regular basis. A good blend of experience and youth has forced its way through and going to South Africa will be a wonderful opportunity for them.
"Injuries and illness prevented the likes of Scott Quinnell; Nathan Budgett; Andy Moore; Nathan Bonner-Evans; Mark Jones and Spencer John from travelling. Others have been left at home so that they can rest and begin next season with added enthusiasm, fitness, strength and power levels."
1. Kevin Morgan (Swansea)
2. Rhys Williams(Cardiff)
3. Dafydd James (Bridgend)
4. Mark Taylor(Swansea)
5. Jamie Robinson (Cardiff)
6. Andy Marinos(Newport)
7. Tom Shanklin(Saracens)
8. Craig Morgan (Cardiff)
9. Stephen Jones (Llanelli)
10. Iestyn Harris(Cardiff)
11. Dwayne Peel (Llanelli)
12. Gareth Cooper (Bath)
13. Colin Charvis(Swansea, captain)
14. Gavin Thomas (Bath)
15. Martyn Williams(Cardiff)
16. Richard Parks (Pontypridd)
17. Michael Owen (Pontypridd)
18. Gareth Llewellyn (Neath)
19. Robert Sidoli (Pontypridd)
20. Steve Williams (London Irish)
21. Ben Evans (Swansea)
22. Chris Anthony (Newport)
23. Robin McBryde (Llanelli)
24. Mefin Davies (Pontypridd)
25. Iestyn Thomas (Ebbw Vale)
26. Gethin Jenkins (Pontypridd)
27. Neil Jenkins (Cardiff)
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
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.