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 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
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.