Welsh Supremo Graham Henry has hailed his ground breaking pre six nations training camp a resounding success.
In a bid to reverse Welsh Six Nations opening day fortunes- Wales have not recorded an opening day victory since 1998. Henry arranged for a special training camp in order to select his final squad for the up coming tournament.
Speaking earlier today, Henry said.
"Its been great to get all the players together so early this year. These last four days has been really good for teambuilding. We've all had a chance to train and work together and that's going to be invaluable when we face Ireland next month
Wales' first Six Nations game on February 2nd , is a trip to the hotbed that is Lansdowne road, to face an Irish side who will be keen to pick up where they left off last year. A famous victory over England denied Woodward's men the Grand slam.
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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'.