Heineken Cup hero Stephen Jones will have to wait until later in the week to find out if he will be allowed to carry over his match-winning goal-kicking duties for Llanelli into the Welsh side in Dublin at the weekend.
Jones may have landed a perfect 16 out of 16 penalties for the Scarlets in their European triumphs over Leicester and Bath, but Wales coach Graham Henry has decided nothing other than to hand Jones the No 10 shirt for the Six Nations opener on Sunday.
Cardiff's rugby league convert Iestyn Harris is the man in possession of the goal-kicking duties for Wales having notched 40 points in his three international appearances to date.
And even though Jones has picked up two successive Heineken Cup man of the match trophies for his match winning exploits, Harris is still likely to be given first use of the kicking tee at Lansdowne Road.
"I haven't discussed it with the two players as yet, so I'm not saying anything until I have done so," said Henry after announcing his team.
"It's a good position to be in, a real positive for us. Iestyn has been in great form with the boot and so has Stephen.
"But there are far more important areas of the game for us to concentrate on at the moment and a decision on the goal-kicking will be made when I get round to it.
"There is no doubt that the victories by Llanelli and Pontypridd in Europe at the weekend have given a huge lift to all of the boys in the squad. I thought Llanelli were magnificent at Bath and I have heard that Pontypridd were just as good at Saracens - to go and beat a side of the quality of Saracens is marvellous."
Bridgend's Nathan Budgett has been handed the blindside flanker role vacated by the axed Colin Charvis while Cardiff's Spencer John claims the loose head prop spot.
Newport's Chris Anthony figures at tight head prop following the demise of Darren Morris as the successor to former Wales skipper Dai Young.
Cardiff wing Craig Morgan becomes Wales' 998th new cap in a side that will be chasing it's first win on the opening weekend of the Six Nations championship in five seasons.
Having been crushed by a record 36-6 margin by thre Irish at the Millennium Stadium in October, Wales are bound to start as underdogs in Dublin, although the loss to the Irish pack of Ketih Wood and Malcolm O'Kelly will be a boost to their chances.
"Ireland will be disappointed to be missing two world class players, especially Keith Wood. For me, he is the best in the world," said new Wales forwards coach Steve Hansen.
"But I want to look at, and concentrate on, our side and if we can finish this match and the championship having earend the respect of the other nations and our own supporters then I will be a happy man.
"It has become obvious to me that our biggest strength is our passion - I get that message from just walking along the street. But we have to remember that the Irish are also passionate people and so Sunday promises to be a great day.
"I just can't wait for the game to get started. The weekend results in Europe are irrelevant to me - it is all about Wales v Ireland on Sunday.
"The guys have worked very hard in training and like me they are just looking forward to getting the campaign underway."
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event